25 January 2022

Resource: Prayer for Afghanistan

Dear friends, In light of the recent announcement by the Australian government not to grant a special additional intake of refugees from Afghanistan, I invite you to use this prayer in either your personal or corporate time with God. Rev. Tim Costello God whose heart loves the stranger and refugee, we have been so moved […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Gov’s 15,000 Afghan visas a “mean and tricky” attempt to disguise inaction

Christian leaders, as part of the Christians United for Afghanistan campaign, are urging Australians to not be fooled by the Morrison government’s announcement of 15,000 refugee places for fleeing Afghans, saying it’s a mean and tricky move to disguise Australia’s disappointing humanitarian response. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s announcement that over the next four years 10,000 […]

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11 October 2021


Over 50 local church leaders have signed letters that were sent to five key MPs today, appealing for them to take an additional 20,000 Afghan refugees who are most at risk from the Taliban.  The letters are directed to Liberal MPs Prime Minister Scott Morrison; Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce; Treasurer Josh Frydenberg; Karen Andrews, Minister […]

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9 September 2021

Church Leaders meet with Minister Hawke to discuss Afghanistan Crisis

Church leaders in the electorate of Mitchell met with their local member and Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke today under the banner of the Christians United for Afghanistan campaign, to discuss the government’s response to the Afghanistan crisis. Fifteen church leaders including representatives from the Anglican Church, Baptists, Catholics, the […]

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1 September 2021

Essay: Heartfelt Christian unity for Afghanistan – Tim Costello

In John 17 Jesus prays his longest and most heartfelt prayer; it is that His followers would be one as He and His Father are one. Perhaps the greatest scandal of Christian history is that Christians have been so privately disunited, and worse, publicly divided. Disunited on everything from baptism and communion to denominational schisms and doctrine. […]

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Christian church leaders lobby Morrison government to boost Afghan refugee intake

Australia’s major Christian church denominations are using their collective muscle to lobby the government to lift the nation’s Afghan refugee intake to 20,000. In what has been described as an unprecedented move, the leaders from several denominations made their feelings known about the dire situation facing Afghans when US troops are expected to finally withdraw […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Full breadth of Australian Church unites in call for Australia to take in 20,000 Afghan refugees

In a significant sign of unity, major church denominations and Christian organisations have come together to support Afghan Refugees, launching the Christians United for Afghanistan campaign. Sydney Anglicans, the Uniting Church in Australia, Baptists, Catholics, Pentecostals as well as the Australian Christian Lobby, Micah Australia and Common Grace have signed on to support the campaign. […]

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25 August 2021

50 Pastors and Ministers from Alex Hawke’s Electorate Unite to Advocate for AFghan Asylum Seekers

Signatories include representatives from Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, Pentecostal, Uniting and Independent Baptist Churches. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has heard from a large group of local Christian pastors, priests, reverends and bishops with an appeal for Australia to take action to welcome 20,000 refugees. “We do not give people dignity, as they inherently have it as […]

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