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.
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.”