kevin rudd

  • April 1, 2009

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown has told faith leaders and representatives of NGOs at St Paul's Cathedral in London that the world must adopt global economic rules based on common values.

  • February 14, 2008

    A festival atmosphere was evident on the lawns outside Parliament House in Canberra yesterday. Thousands of people celebrated outside in the wake of Kevin Rudd's apology to the Stolen Generations. Doug Hynd was there to see it.

  • February 13, 2008

    The first opening of the Australian Parliament after the election of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Labour Government has proved a historic moment in the history of Australia – with an apology finally being made to indigenous people.

  • November 25, 2007

    Kevin Rudd's own values are shaped by faith, says Doug Hynd, but there are conflicting responses from within the churches to the way in which Christians should and should not engage a plural political process.

  • November 25, 2007

    Australians have voted for change, says David Wood. The new premier is a Christian, but he points to a tradition which is outward looking and generous, not insular.

  • November 25, 2007

    For those who know their E. M. Forster, this was the most obvious headline for the victory of Kevin Rudd in the Australian election. But a more theological gloss is perhaps needed.

  • November 25, 2007

    Kevin Rudd, a man who has been described by the media as "a bookish, intellectual Christian" and "a self-confessed nerd" has triumphed in the Australian general election against long term right-wing incumbent John Howard.