Christians in Australia are outraged over changes to the national school curriculum that would remove the use of Before Christ (B.C.) and Anno Domini (A.D.) in school textbooks in favor of more politically correct terms.
London-based Daily Telegraph reports that the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) wants to replace B.C. and A.D. (Anno Domini is Latin for “the year of our Lord”) with less religious terms like BCE (Before Common Era), BP (Before Present) and CE (Common Era).
Christopher Pyne, an education spokesperson for the Federal Opposition, says that the changes are “trying to deny who we are as a people.” more >>
Hillsong, a Pentecostal megachurch in Australia’s largest city, Sydney, has circumvented the “unresponsive” city authorities and taken its application to a court seeking permission to convert a warehouse into a church.
Hillsong Church is now seeking the approval of the Land and Environment Court to spend $1 million converting a warehouse in Alexandria, an inner city suburb of Sydney, into an auditorium-style church for 1,100 people, as the application it filed with the city council in January brought no response, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The appeal is scheduled to be heard in September. more >>
A simple eye test may provide doctors with the key to early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, a study showed.
Researchers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organization in Australia reported encouraging results at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in France on Sunday, according to The Associated Press.
Ever since scientists have discovered that Alzheimer’s causes changes not only in the brain, but in the eyes as well, researchers everywhere have been trying to find an eye test that would detect the disease, early on, before brain scans were conducted. more >>
Mega rockstar Lady Gaga is under fire this week after rolling onto a stage in a wheelchair dressed up as a mermaid. Advocacy groups for the disabled are demanding an apology from the popular rocker and "The Divine Miss M" is correcting Gaga even after she and her entourage were “egged” when leaving a night club in the area.
Media reports are calling this week’s egg-throwing incident in Sydney, Australia, “nothing less than shocking.”
Gaga made her rounds close to the Sydney nightclub scene after the wheelchair incident, which was performed during her concert at the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday. more >>
Christian doctors and medical professionals from around the world convened this week to listen to shocking stories about “spiritual healing” as an answer to sickness plaguing the world today.
More physicians today believe that medicine alone cannot deal with some of today’s worst illnesses, according to a statement issued by the World Christian Doctors Network, an interdenominational organization composed of medical professionals who believe in divine healing.
Dr. Sean Thomas George, a consultant physician in a West Australian hospital, told his amazing story at the 8th Annual International “Spirituality and Medicine” Conference being held this week at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia. more >>
The Australian ambassador to Indonesia has said that Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in his country, and that the faith contributes significantly to Australia’s success and contemporary culture.
Greg Moriaty, the Australian ambassador made the comments in a statement released to mark the arrival of three Muslim leaders from Indonesia to Australia earlier this week.
The visit by the Muslim delegation is part of an exchange program between the two countries aiming to build relations between the two countries. more >>