Australia | Dec. 15 2011

Australian pastor loses church over ‘marriage’ issue

LILYDALE, Australia — An Australian Baptist pastor and his congregation have parted company over the issue of gay “marriage.” Matt Glover,... [READ MORE]

Australia | Sep. 8 2011

Australian Baptist leaders oppose gay ‘marriage’

MELBOURNE, Australia — Baptist leaders in Australia issued statements Aug. 24 opposing a proposal to change the current legal definition of... [READ MORE]

Australia | Jan. 20 2011

Baptists join to help Australia, Brazil flood victims

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is encouraging Baptists in Australia and Brazil as they grapple with the after-effects of severe flooding that... [READ MORE]

Australia | Sep. 30 2010

Churches damaged in New Zealand earthquake

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A number of Baptist churches were damaged in an earthquake that affected the South Pacific nation of New Zealand... [READ MORE]

Australia | May. 1 2008

Australian Anglicans appoint woman bishop

PERTH, Australia — For the first time, a woman bishop has been appointed in the Anglican Church of Australia, making it the fourth Anglican... [READ MORE]

Australia | May. 31 2007

Aborigines get first Bible in own language

MACQUARIE PARK, Australia — Australian Aborigines finally have the Bible in their own language, thanks to the efforts of more than 100... [READ MORE]

Africa | Feb. 22 2007

Financial loan ministry targets extreme poverty

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — By making small loans of $50 or $60, Christian ministries overseas are helping people in extreme poverty start businesses... [READ MORE]

Australia | Oct. 21 2004

Australia’s Anglicans reject ordaining women

PERTH, Australia — Australia’s Anglican Church rejected a move to ordain women as bishops, after a lengthy debate at its governing council... [READ MORE]

Australia | Aug. 26 2004

Australian Senate passes ban on gay marriage

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s Parliament passed a bill protecting the traditional definition of marriage Aug. 13, giving Prime... [READ MORE]

Africa | May. 20 2004

Young mothers risk death of self, infants

WESTPORT, Conn. — More than 1 million infants and about 70,000 teenage mothers die each year in developing countries because adolescent girls... [READ MORE]