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New Life Australia Update from the Editor

The New Life Aus team would like to formerly welcome our newest member to the board: Mrs Elizabeth Kendal.

Elizabeth Kendal is a dedicated international religious liberty analyst and advocate. Her ministry gained recognition in mid 1999, when she commenced writing weekly Religious Liberty Prayer bulletins for the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Religious Liberty Commission (RLC).

From 2002 until April 2009, Elizabeth held the position of WEA RLC Principal Researcher and Writer, writing weekly Religious Liberty Prayer (RLP) bulletins and regular Religious Liberty News & Analysis. Her responsibilities included producing resources annually for the International Day of Prayer (IDOP) for the Persecuted Church. Elizabeth resigned from WEA in April 2009 to continue her religious liberty ministry independently.

Since leaving WEA, Elizabeth has continued to produce a weekly Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin (RLPB) to facilitate strategic mission, aid, advocacy and prayer. Additional news and analysis is posted to Religious Liberty Monitoring and linked to via the RLPB. She also maintains a site dedicated to Critical Prayer Requests (CPR) for nations where Christians are persecuted. Elizabeth is the author of two books.

Elizabeth Kendal is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Arthur Jeffery Centre for the Study of Islam at the Melbourne School of Theology (MST). From January 2013 to March 2022, she served as Director of Advocacy and Principal Researcher and Writer for Christian Faith & Freedom (CFF), Canberra, Australia. In December 2014, Elizabeth was awarded an honorary Doctor of Ministry degree from Wittenberg College and Seminary (Canada).

Elizabeth is the mother of four adult children. Her consuming passions include family, home and local church; gardens, dogs and birds; history, theology and music (for which she has an A.Mus.A (flute) and a B.Ed (Mus). Elizabeth lives in a traditional hills cottage in the foothills of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne, Australia.

Please make Elizabeth welcome and send her a note or keep her in your prayers, as she works tirelessly to give those with no voice a voice and mobilizes all of us to pray.

You can read further about Elizabeth’s prayer bulletin here! www.elizabethkendal.com/elizabeth-kendal/

“New Life Australia Theme for 2022”


  • Build up others in faith
  • Strengthen the weak
  • Encourage the faint of heart

Thank you for visiting with us today.

Do keep the work of New Life Australia in your prayers.

2 Cor 5:17

– Douglas K McDonald

(Editor & Ops)

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