Australia: Christian Pastor Creates 'Rise Up' Party in Hopes to Preserve Australia's Faith Heritage

'Catch the Fire Ministries' Pastor Danny Nalliah has formed a new Australian party called "Rise Up Australia." Many of the party's members are evangelical Christians. Their goal is to protect free speech and freedom of religion and to preserve Australia's Judeo-Christian heritage. Nalliah started the party June 22, 2011, the anniversary of his successful court case in Victoria state. He, along with professor Daniel Scott, known together as "the two Danny's," fought a five-year legal battle over charges they vilified Muslims during a church seminar. In October 2008, Nalliah made headlines again after a series of uncontained brushfires killed 173 Australians. He said he had a prophetic dream that the fires were the consequence of a Victoria state law decriminalizing abortion. Nalliah told CBN News that lives are being transformed at weekly prayer meetings now held in more than 75 Australian cities. "These prayer groups are focused on praying for breakthroughs," he said. "We are calling for a reformation of love. I know Australia will come to Jesus in the next 10 years." Nalliah said he believes Christians will lead the way to transform their society, not only by spending more time on their knees, but also in Australian voting booths. Copyright Disclaimer Under section 107 of Copyright Act of 1976 allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,comment,news reporting,teaching,scholarship and research. Fair use is permitted by copyright statue that otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,education and personal tips the balance in favor of fair use