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Streets of Hope

Tim Costello

Streets of Hope

Tim Costello

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After theological training in Switzerland, Tim Costello's first ministry was in St Kilda, a suburb as famous for sex and drugs as for its cosmopolitan culture. Here is his warm and personal story of this formative time: the encounters and characters, the challenges to his skills as a lawyer, to his faith, ideas and values. 256 pages, from Allen & Unwin

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About "Streets of Hope"

After theological training in Switzerland, Tim Costello's first ministry was in St Kilda, a suburb as famous for sex and drugs as for its cosmopolitan culture. Here is his warm and personal story of this formative time: the encounters and characters, the challenges to his skills as a lawyer, to his faith, ideas and values. 256 pages, from Allen & Unwin
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After theological training in Switzerland, Tim Costello's ministry in a Melbourne bayside suburb - as famous for its sex and drugs and no-hopers as for its ethnic mix and cosmopolitan cultures - was to test his prejudices as a lawyer, his convictions and himself. This is his story of this formative time* the encounters and characters, the ideas and values - about family, sex and spirituality, caring and charity, the law and the powerless, and about the need for community in an age of insecurity.;Having defended local democracy as Mayor of St Kilda, the Reverend Tim Costello has evolved into a streetwise public activist. With the same passion, he now leads a campaign against state-supported gambling, advises bankers on ethics and has helped to shape history at the Constitutional Convention. Costello is now regarded by many as a symbol of the power the church could have as champion of the common good, and articulator of a vision for a republic with a conscience which growing numbers of fellow Australians are coming to share.
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9781864488906
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Highly Commended, Australian Christian Literature Society Christian Book of the Year Award 1999 Lunching in public with a prostitute is not the way most Baptist pastors begin their ministry - but the Reverend Tim Costello is not like most. After theological training in pristine Switzerland, Tim Costello's first ministry was in St Kilda - a waterfront suburb of Melbourne as famous for its sex and drugs and 'no-hopers' as for its ethnic mix and cosmopolitan cultures. Streets of Hope is his warm and personal story of this formative time: the encounters and characters, the challenges to his skills as a lawyer, to his convictions as a churchman, to ideas and values - about family, sex and spirituality, caring and charity, the law and the powerless, the need for community in an age of insecurity. In 1993 he was elected the mayor of St Kilda, and became prominent for his role in defending local democracy. Since then, Tim Costello has evolved into a street-wise public-interest activist on a national front. With the support of his family, he works across a wide range of issues with the same passion and hope - including helping homeless youth, leading the campaign against state-supported gambling, advising bankers on ethics, and shaping history at the 1998 Constitutional Convention. In his writing and public speaking the Reverend Tim Costello seeks a vision for national morality - a republic with a conscience - and shows the power the church can have as champion of the common good.
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Meet the Author

Tim Costello

Tim Costello is the head of World Vision Australia a charity that fights poverty and injustice. It is the largest charity in Australia and in 2010 it provided emergency relief to 3.2 million people around the world and food relief to 1.2 million. It ran programs to help people in poverty in 61 countries. As its charismatic and activist leader Tim travels throughout Australia and the world taking part in national and international debates on social justice issues as diverse as global poverty, gambling, homelessness, reconciliation and substance abuse. Tim's tireless leadership helped World Vision raise $100 million in Australia to assist tsunami relief. Tim was named Australian of the Year in 2004 and was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) in 2005. His previous books include Streets of Hope and Tips from a Travelling Soul Searcher.

Table Of Contents

  • The Streets, Sex And Spirituality
  • Charting My Course - From Blackburn To Rueschlikon
  • Adjustment - Living And Working In An Inner-city Suburb
  • The Church In The Valley - Committed And Open
  • The Local Neighbourhood - Its Challenges And Rewards
  • A Fragmented Community Binding The Wounded
  • The Law - Exercised As A Vehicle Of Grace
  • Political Power - Working On Behalf Of The Powerless.

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  • Catalogue Code 125982
  • Product Code 1864488905
  • EAN 9781864488906
  • Pages 256
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Rainbow Book Agencies
  • Publication Date Oct 1998
  • Dimensions 215 x 140 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.300kg

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