by Greg Spearritt
Religion News Selection
April 24 – May 1, 2016
selection of religion news stories from Australia.
(Research: Greg Spearritt)
Inclusion here does not endorse the veracity or quality of any particular item – it just means
I found it worth reading and reflecting on (even if badly conceived or poorly written).
If you’re after the
unexpurgated (and reasonably unbiased) version,
see Religion News Australia which appears weekly on our website.
Monsignor denies George Pell kept in dark
about alleged paedophile Peter Searson (ABC News)
Apr 27 - A former director of Catholic Education Melbourne has firmly denied claims by Cardinal George Pell that management deceived him about the actions of accused paedophile priest Peter Searson.
Islamic State defector says everything the terror
group stands for is fake (news.com.au)
Apr 30 - A FORMER member of ISIS who appeared in the terror group’s beheading videos reveals why he turned his back on the “caliphate”.
'You're a sinner': how a Mormon university
shames rape victims (The Guardian,
May 1 - Madi Barney sat sobbing in the Provo, Utah, police department.
The secret mosques opening their doors to
gay Muslims (ABC News)
Apr 29 - More Imams are coming out as gay and preaching that homosexuality isn't condemned in Islam.
Museum pushes positive values to counter
youth radicalisation in Melbourne's Islamic community (ABC News)
May 1 - The students from Ilim College in Melbourne's north feel the pressures of being a teenager more than most.
RELIGION & SOCIETY
Deradicalisation programs: do they work? (The Age, Melbourne)
Apr 26 – (Opinion: Irfan Yusuf) A 16-year-old boy from suburban Sydney with no criminal record has been charged with an offence whose maximum penalty is life imprisonment.
AFL season 2016: St Kilda, Sydney targeted
in protest against AFL's first gay pride game (The Age, Melbourne)
May 1 - Football is the latest battleground for opponents of gay marriage who are targeting St Kilda and Sydney as part of a campaign to derail the AFL's first Pride match.
From the Archive…
Religion News Australia 2015 – 34 (Sept 6 - 13)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 33 (Aug 30 – Sept 6)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 32 (Aug 23 - 30)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 31 (Aug 16 - 23)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 30 (Aug 9 - 16)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 29 (Aug 2 - 9)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 28 (July 26 – Aug 2)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 27 (July 19 - 26)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 26 (July 12 - 19)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 25 (July 5 - 12)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 24 (June 28 – July 5)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 23 (June 21 - 28)