10 Jul 2017

9Jul17 GIDEONS FLOOD SYDNEY



GIDEONS ‘FLOOD’ SYDNEY

New Life reports that Gideons International has begun a three‐year cam‐ paign to ‘flood Sydney’ with 500,000 copies of the Bible. The ‘Sydney For Eternity’ campaign is the largest Bible distribution Australian Gideons have undertaken.

TOBACCO-FREE COMMUNITIES?

According to Assist News, residents of a community in northern India have
pledged to help make it tobacco-free following a health awareness drive by Gospel for Asia. Carrying placards and handing out advisory leaflets about the dangers of smoking, GFA teams visited villages recently as part of a ‘World No Tobacco Day’ initiative.

RELIGION AND THE CENSUS

The latest Australian census figures show that ‘60% of people say they identify with some religion and for more than 50%, that's Christianity.’
The Dean of Sydney, Kanishka Raffel, recently told SBS news: “This means that religion is important to a lot of people and so there is quite properly a religious perspective on the topics of importance in our society.”

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