Religion News Australia 23 (June 21 - 28)

  (28 June 15)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

June 21 - 28, 2015

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

abuse / catholic church / education / international stories / islam / politics

 

 

 

ABUSE

Victorian Anglican Church to modernise governance to help any future victims of abuse (ABC News)
June 24 - The Anglican Church in Victoria will soon become a company to allow any future child sexual abuse victims to sue for damages.

 

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Catholic Church in Sydney writing to businesses backing same-sex marriage (ABC News)
June 25 - The Catholic Church in Sydney is sending letters to companies that publicly support same-sex marriage, expressing its "grave concern" about their stance.

 

EDUCATION

Where does the money go? Auditor-General to investigate private school funds (The Age, Melbourne)
June 28 - Private schools in Victoria face a sweeping investigation into their finances, with the auditor-general raising concerns there is not enough accountability in the way taxpayer funds are being spent.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Catholic Church

Pope can have climate say, but … (The Australian)
June 27 – (Opinion: Gerard Henderson ) Catholics are only expected to follow the church’s teachings on faith and morals.

Religious Violence

One person decapitated in suspected terror attack on French factory (ABC News)
June 26 - A suspected Islamist attacker pinned a decapitated head covered with Arabic writing to the gates of a gas factory in eastern France before being arrested, police said.

Also: Islamist flag found after man killed in attack in France (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 26 - Paris: One man has been killed and several injured in a suspected terrorist attack on a factory in south-estern France that bore the hallmarks of Islamist militants.

Also: French beheading suspect Yassin Sahli was 'normal neighbour' (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 27 - Saint-Priest, France: When suburban deliveryman Yassin Sahli set off for work on Friday, his wife said it seemed just like any other day.

Also:  An ISIS flag and a severed head (The Australian)
June 27 - Charles Bremner France is on maximum alert after a man stuck the head of his boss to the fence of a gas plant which he tried to blow up.

Also: France attack: Top suspect Yassine Salhi took selfie with beheaded boss, sent it via WhatsApp (Herald-Sun, Melbourne)
June 28 - THE top suspect who beheaded his boss in an Islamic terrorist attack took a “selfie” photo with the slain victim and sent the image via WhatsApp to a Canadian mobile phone number.

More than 100 dead as terrorist group continues push into Kurdish territory in northern Syria (ABC News)
June 27 - The Islamic State (IS) group has reportedly killed 120 civilians in its offensive on the Kurdish town of Kobane, in northern Syria.

27 killed in suicide attack on Kuwait mosque; Islamic State affiliated group claims responsibility (ABC News)
June 27 - Twenty-seven people have been killed in a suicide attack on a Shiite Muslim mosque in Kuwait City, the health ministry says.

Also: Mass funeral for Kuwait mosque terror attack victims (Brisbane Times)
June 28 - Kuwait: Thousands of people in Kuwait have taken part in a mass funeral procession for 27 people killed in a suicide bombing that targeted a Shi'ite mosque.

38 people, 'mostly British', killed in resort town of Sousse; gunman 'dressed as swimmer' shot dead (ABC News)
June 27 - Most of the 38 people killed in a massacre at a Tunisian beach resort were British, the Tunisian prime minister has said.

Also: Tunisia tourist hotel attacked by gunman, killing at least 37 in Sousses mh
June 27 - Beirut: A gunman disguised as a tourist opened fire at a Tunisian hotel with a weapon he had hidden in an umbrella, killing 37 people and injuring 36, as they lounged at the beach and pool in a popular resort town.

Also: Terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait prompt fears of a connection (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 27 - Beirut: Terrorists attacked sites in France, Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday, leaving a bloody toll on three continents and prompting fresh concerns about spreading jihadi influences.

Also: Julie Bishop says no evidence to suggest terrorist attacks are linked (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 27 - Australia has no evidence to suggest terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait were connected but they are a terrible reminder of the increased global threat, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.

Also: UK must prepare for many citizens killed in Tunisia, PM David Cameron says (ABC News)
June 28 - UK prime minister David Cameron has warned the country to prepare for the fact that "many" of those killed in the attack on a Tunisian beach resort were British.

Also: 'Terror attacks' in Tunisia, Kuwait and France mark day of bloodshed world abc wide
June 28 - At least 66 people have been killed in attacks claimed by Islamist militants in Tunisia, Kuwait and France in a day of worldwide bloodshed, with several leaders condemning the incidents as acts of "terror" and mobilising security forces.

Also: Attack on hotels in Tunisia kills dozens
June 28 - MORE chilling images have emerged of the Islamic State gunman, who heartlessly laughed as he murdered at least 38 sunbathing tourists in Tunisia.

Also: When ordinary men turn into militant terrorists (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 28 - The photograph is like countless others released by Islamic State's propaganda wing: a young man sits flanked by a pair of Kalashnikovs, grinning excitedly at the prospect of proving himself in combat.

Depravity masquerades as faith (The Australian)
June 27 - JAMIE WALKER The uncomfortable question for the Western world is why debased sex-slave appeals seem to be gaining traction with IS’s target audience.

Other

Scientology destroyed my marriage to Jason Lee (news.com.au)
June 26 - IT’S been a few months since Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief premiered and brought attention to the more unsavoury aspects of the religion that’s popular among a sector of the Hollywood elite.

President Barack Obama speaks of guns, race and grace at pastor's funeral (ABC News)
June 27 - United States president Barack Obama has made a fresh pitch for tighter gun controls while delivering a eulogy for the pastor killed in the attack on an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

ISLAM

Australian Islamic State terrorist Mohamed Elomar killed in air strike in Syria (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 23 - Reviled jihadist Mohamed Elomar was killed in an air strike on a convoy of vehicles in the Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria in recent days, not in Iraq as previously thought, Fairfax Media has learnt.

Also: Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar killed in Iraq: Daughter posts tribute to pair (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 23 - The 14-year-old daughter of Khaled Sharrouf, who recently married her father's best friend, Mohamed Elomar, has posted a cryptic tribute to the pair online following news of their suspected death.

Also: Security agencies investigate reports Australian survived drone strike in Syria (ABC News)
June 28 - Australia's security agencies are investigating whether terrorist Khaled Sharrouf survived a US drone strike in Syria.

Also: How the child bride of ISIS terrorist Mohamed Elomar broke news of his death, to her gran (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 28 - Karen Nettleton was watching television at her Sydney home when a text arrived from her granddaughter in Syria.

Tony Jones apologises after claim Australian Muslims are 'justified' to join IS on Q&A (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 23 - The first Australian to be charged under the nation's counter-terrorism laws claimed Muslim Australians who disagree with Liberal Party politicians are "justified" in joining the Islamic State on Monday night's Q&A.

IS doctor ‘radicalised in Perth’ (The Australian)
June 25 - Friends said Tareq Kamleh appeared to more fundamental in his views over the course of 2014, AFP document says.

Muslim state councils accused of running unaccountable 'dictatorships' (ABC News)
June 27 - A Muslim representative group is to be investigated following allegations its leader was being unaccountable, while another leader has been accused of running a "dictatorship".

Islam central to radicalisation (The Australian)
June 27 – (Opinion: Anooshe Mushtaq) Religion is a key driver in the growth of Islamic State — and countering it.

 

POLITICS

'Whose side are you on?' Tony Abbott lashes ABC's Q&A program (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 23 - Prime Minister Tony Abbott has launched a blistering attack on the ABC's Q&A program, asking "whose side are you on?" after an Australian man convicted of threatening Commonwealth officials appeared on the program.

Also: 'A grave error of judgment': Malcolm Turnbull lashes Q&A  (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 23 - Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the ABC made a "grave error of judgment" by allowing former terrorism suspect Zaky Mallah to appear on its panel show Q&A.

Greens senator Larissa Waters calls on Barry O'Sullivan to explain 'bizarre' marriage remark (ABC News)
June 23 - Greens co-deputy leader Larissa Waters has called on Nationals senator Barry O'Sullivan to explain why he queried her marital status during Question Time yesterday.

Citizenship: how Zaky Mallah became an object of hate to justify government's tough talk (The Age, Melbourne)
June 25 – (Opinion: Waleed Aly)t I have a simple question: do we want terrorists to be in this country or not?

Tony Abbott visits mosque running de-radicalisation program during visit to Singapore (ABC News)
June 28 - Prime Minister Tony Abbott has visited a mosque running a successful de-radicalisation program during his two-day visit to Singapore.

 

 

 

 


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