Rohingya Refuge Crisis “Like Walking Through the Gates of Hell” — Tim Costello

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By: Stephen O’Doherty | Open House

World Vision’s Tim Costello has visited many of the world’s most critical humanitarian disasters.

Yet even he was unprepared for the refugee camps hastily constructed in Bangladesh for the Rohingya people fleeing from the continuing conflict in Myanmar. Continue reading “Rohingya Refuge Crisis “Like Walking Through the Gates of Hell” — Tim Costello”

Christian Group Launched to Argue the Same Sex Marriage ‘Yes’ Case

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By: Stephen O’Doherty | Open House

Christians for Marriage Equality has launched a campaign to argue the yes case in the upcoming marriage survey.

The group describes itself as “a national campaign bringing together churches, church organisations, ordained ministers and ordinary Christians who support civil marriage equality”. Continue reading “Christian Group Launched to Argue the Same Sex Marriage ‘Yes’ Case”

The Marriage Debate: Why History, Society and Religion Regard it as Heterosexual

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Author: Stephen O’Doherty | Open House.

Heterosexual marriage has been a building block of society for thousands of years.

Ancient history tells us that while same sex relationships have been evident in many civilisations, including Greek and Roman cultures, there was never a question of calling such relationships marriage. Continue reading “The Marriage Debate: Why History, Society and Religion Regard it as Heterosexual”