For broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 20 Oct 2013.
On Monday, Anglican Archbishop Dr Glen Davies delivered his first address as President of the Synod of the Diocese of Sydney. Dr Davies said he wanted to see the name of Jesus exalted in the city of Greater Sydney and beyond, and to see the church gaining greater honour and respect in the community.
He spoke of the need for “great courage to stand against the tenor of our society as it slips further and further away from the tenets of scriptural authority and biblical morality, whether it be ‘same-sex marriage’, abortion or euthanasia.”
On asylum seekers, Archbishop Davies said, “We should all be united in our affirmation of the dignity of human life … That God’s image bearers should be allowed to deteriorate behind wire mesh enclosures without effective opportunity for work, or occasion to give expression to their God-given gifts of creativity and imagination for productive output is a tragedy which we should all deplore.”
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.
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