Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Church and State

The Egyptian Orthodox Christian community in South Australia has grown steadily over the past two decades. But its recent decision to embark on an ambitious expansion program (and build a new hall for its Sunday school classes) has been flatly rejected by the West Torrens Council.

The Councilors, in their wisdom, argued that the expansion proposal did not serve the needs of the wider society. The Coptic orthodox congregation is not amused.
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