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Prince William and Kate attend Easter Service at St Andrews Cathedral

April 20, 2014 CHOOSE: The Royal couple attended the Easter Sunday service and despite it being a solemn religious occasion, they were greeted by cheers and shouts from the excited crowd.

Prince William and Kate give boy sopranos a ‘dutch’ treat at Easter

April 20, 2014 CHOOSE: Singing the ''Hallelujah Chorus'' from Handel's Messiah is a big ask at the age of 6½. More so if you have to do it watched by royalty.

Justin Welby: the anguish I face over gay marriage

April 20, 2014 UK Telegraph: The Archbishop of Canterbury has suggested he is powerless to provide blessings for gay marriages because to do so would split the global Anglican Church.

Church leaders deliver Good Friday messages of comfort tinged with criticism

April 19, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald: Sydney's religious leaders have used the metaphor of resurrection in their Good Friday messages to promote the comfort of faith in testing times.

Let’s not fail to shine light in the dark

April 19, 2014 The Australian: CHURCH leaders have urged Australians to follow the example of Jesus by sparking a light in the dark and “fanning hope into fire” as they observed Christian failures in protecting children and refugees.

Joy of Easter treats

April 19, 2014 The Australian: THE lead-up to Easter Sunday is a quiet and solemn time for Anglicans, but the Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies, allows himself a little room for humour as his wife, Dianne, prepares her family’s favourite hazelnut gateau. “As I say to my wife, a cake on Easter Day is a very apt celebration — as long as the cake rises,” he says.

Jesus Christ’s resurrection relevant to all Australians, Sydney Archbishop says in Easter message

April 18, 2014 ABC News: The leader of Australia's largest Anglican Diocese says the resurrection of Jesus Christ is relevant to all Australians.

Mike Baird selected to become New South Wales premier

April 17, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald: New Premier Mike Baird has foreshadowed changes to the way lobbyists operate in NSW, declaring people are ‘‘incredibly disappointed and shocked’’ at what has unfolded before the Independent Commission Against Corruption in recent weeks.

David Cameron puts God back into politics

April 17, 2014 Daily Telegraph: British Christians should be unashamedly 'evangelical', says David Cameron, as he speaks of the 'healing power' of faith in his own life.

Let’s adopt a more sensible approach to kids in care

April 17, 2014 The Australian: PRIME Minister Tony Abbott wants to make it easier for Australian parents to adopt children. In May, a Council of Australian Governments meeting will consider a report by an interdepartmental committee on ways to take adoption out of the too-hard basket.

Christian Brethren-owned camp discriminated against gays: court

April 17, 2014 The Age: The state's highest court has found the Christian Brethren church discriminated against a suicide prevention group for young gays when one of the church's youth camps refused to take a booking from the group.

Funds lost as wealthy churches quit in new gay protes

April 17, 2014 Herald Scotland: TWO of the wealthiest Church of ­Scotland congregations are quitting the Kirk just weeks before the General Assembly over the issue of gay ordination.

David Cameron says he is evangelical about his Christian faith

April 17, 2014 The Guardian: Prime minister criticises some non-believers for failing to see that faith can give people a 'moral code'

Stand up for our Christianity, David Cameron tells UK

April 17, 2014 BBC News: Britons should be "more confident about our status as a Christian country", Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

O’Farrell resigns: Mike Baird and Gladys Berejiklian leading contenders to be next premier

April 17, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald: The man who stands as a favourite to succeed Barry O’Farrell as premier of New South Wales has been touted as future leadership material since he entered parliament.

Charities warn they can’t fill in the gaps if Abbott cuts welfare

April 17, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald: Charity groups have warned they cannot be expected to fill in the gaps if the federal government walks away from its provision of welfare and social services for Australia's most vulnerable people when it delivers its budget.

Christian Brethren-owned camp discriminated against gays: court

April 17, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald: The state's highest court has found the Christian Brethren church discriminated against a suicide prevention group for young gays when one of the church's youth camps refused to take a booking from the group.

Southern Baptist Pastors Hope to Revitalize Hundreds of Churches

April 16, 2014 Christian Post: About 800 to 1,000 Southern Baptist congregations cease to exist annually, largely due to a stagnant vision among the leadership and lack of impact within their communities, says a church planting director. However, church leaders say the closures are often the symptom of a greater problem.

Nigeria unrest: Gunmen abduct ‘about 100 schoolgirls’

April 16, 2014 BBC News: Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria, officials say.

The elusive Brian Harradine dies

April 15, 2014 SBS: Brian Harradine was as elusive as the ghosts of the thylacine that haunt his beloved Tasmanian wilderness.