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Campfire is an online film festival exploring matters of faith, religion and spirituality from an Australian perspective. People from different faiths participate, and discussion is encouraged. Get insight into other people's faith and worldview, and see the differences.
Directed by a Christian, Richard Leigh, the overall aim is to challenge all people about the reality of their need for Christ in a reasoned and modern setting.
Creation Science Evangelism
A very good resource on the Creation Evolution issue, where Creationist Kent Hovind has a series of free videos covering a large amount of ground over the debate. The website also has articles and a store.
Kent has had 15 years experience as a teacher, and 16+ years in preaching the Gospel and Creation. He’s also had for about 10 years a $250,000 offer for anyone to give him evidence for evolution.
The Fight is an answer to our sex-saturated culture in the form of a DVD which involves a “30 day devotional journey for Christian guys that tackles the issues of pornography, sexual purity and pursuing a passionate and dynamic friendship with God.” Click here to order your copy today + receive a bonus CD with “14 tracks from the hottest Australia Christian artists and bands to encourage and inspire you in your journey”! We are really impressed with this resource and the way in which the massive issue of pornography is tackled. Make sure you visit the website and check these guys out!
The Trouble with Paris
The Trouble With Paris is a four episode series “exposing the myths of popular culture, whilst presenting a new lens by which to view Christianity in a consumer world.” The production values are amazing and the message is comprehensible and accessible to the current generation! Check out the website or order the series for your youth or young adults group!
Worth the Wait
Jason Stevens (International rugby league player, Cleo Batchelor of the Year runner up) puts his fame to good use with his inspirational book (and now DVD) on why sex is worth the wait and why you are someone worth waiting for. The website has a link for book and DVD purchases and also has a great section where those with questions are encouraged to submit a query for Jason to answer. Study guides are also available for those who would like to use the DVD in small groups.
The Oaktree Foundation
The Oaktree Foundation is an entirely youth run aid and development organisation, driven by young people under the age of 26. They believe that education is the key to making lasting change. Their mission is to empower developing communities through education in a way that is sustainable. This organisation is a great example of young people uniting for a cause beyond themselves and putting their resources and talents to use for those in need. Whilst we have addressed the issues we see with Make Poverty History in the past (of which Oaktree are a coalition member) we applaud the methods and structures that Oaktree uses to address the big issue of global poverty, particularly their focus on sustainability and education.
Opportunity International Australia
Opportunity International is a commendable organisation that uses a business and entrepreneurial approach to support individuals and communities to overcome poverty. It does this by supporting microbusinesses and families through the provision of microfinance, enterprise development and other development services. We highly recommend OI for the work it does in addressing the issue of poverty in a strategic and logical way, achieving great results for sustainable communities in the process! Check out their website and read of the many success stories or lend a hand to this worthy cause!
Women's Forum Australia
Women’s Forum Australia is an initiative led by Melinda Tankard-Reist which, among other things, aims to keep society accountable for the way women are depicted in the media. The Forum regularly engages with the current advertising campaigns, provides commentary on women’s issues and has also provided a relevant and cutting-edge magazine-style research paper called ‘Faking It’ on the fashion/beauty industry’s effect on women. Other issues the Forum engages with are ‘Real Choices’ which holds that “no woman should ever have to choose between her own welfare and that of her unborn child” and ‘Hands off our ovaries’ as a campaign against cloning. We highly recommend this organization as an excellent source of information, research and common sense on women’s issues. Sign up for regular updates today!
STOP THE TRAFFIK
Carrying on from where William Wilberforce left off 200 years ago, STOP THE TRAFFIK is a grass roots movement aiming to educate society on the terrible reality and prevalence of people trafficking and slavery, to advocate for legislative change and to finance anti-trafficking measures via fundraising. With the slogan ‘People shouldn’t be bought and sold’, STOP THE TRAFFIK highlights all forms of trafficking, including prostitution, forced labour, slavery and removal of organs. There are many ways to get involved, and STOP THE TRAFFIK has tailored ideas for schools, youth groups, universities, businesses, community groups, charities and churches! Check out their website today and join the group on Facebook.