Why Satan Hates Our Kids
Journalist, author and child advocate, former Compassion CEO Paul O'Rourke reveals the crisis affecting Australia's children in his confronting and provocative new book, Why Satan Hates Our Kids: How Children are Suffering and Why the Church Should Care . He...
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Journalist, author and child advocate, former Compassion CEO Paul O'Rourke reveals the crisis affecting Australia's children in his confronting and provocative new book, Why Satan Hates Our Kids: How Children are Suffering and Why the Church Should Care. He says Australian children are not doing so well, as evidenced by record numbers of abortions, reports of abuse, and children in out-of-home-care. He says it's time for the Church to wake up, speak up and act in the best interests of children.
Paul O'Rourke is a husband, dad, grandfather, son and father-in-law; then an author, journalist and speaker. He is married to Janine, his wife and best friend of over 29 years. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.
After leaving school, he spent the next 16 years in print journalism as a reporter, editor and managing editor, including as Editor-in-Chief of the Newcastle Herald, Australia's sixth largest daily newspaper. He left the Herald to join national charity, Compassion Australia, where he became CEO of the child sponsorship organisations with a $60 million income and 150 staff. Under Paul's leadership of nine years, Compassion almost quadrupled in revenue and sponsorships. Compassion Australia now assists over 90,000 children in almost 30 countries.
He left Compassion in 2010 to author his third book, the latest title being on the crises affecting Australian children, as well as to speak and write. He is working on two other titles and edits a public policy magazine for the Australian Christian Lobby.
Paul has a Master's Degree in holistic child development and completed theological studies through C3 Victory's School of Ministry, as well as having completed a journalism cadetship. He is a passionate advocate for children, having seen first hand the effects of poverty, abuse and neglect and family breakdown on children in the developing and developed worlds, including in remote indigenous communities. He speaks, teaches and writes widely on children's issues, family and leadership through Paul O'Rourke Ministries.