Religion News Australia 2016 - 25 (June 19 - 26)

  (25 June 16)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

June 19 - 26, 2016

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

abuse / education / international stories / islam / politics / religion & society

 

 

 

ABUSE

Ex-Anglican priest's bail bid fails (Brisbane Times)
June 24 - A former Queensland Anglican priest seeking to appeal his jail term for molesting an altar boy more than 40 years ago has failed in his bid to be released on bail.

 

EDUCATION

Malek Fahd Islamic School given reprieve as court orders funding release (ABC News)
June 21 - The Federal Government has been ordered to release funding in order to stop Australia's largest Islamic school from closing this week.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Catholic Church

Pope Francis visits Armenian genocide memorial in Yerevan (ABC News)
June 25 - Pope Francis has insisted memory "cannot be stifled" as he visited the main Armenian genocide memorial in Yerevan, on the second day of a trip likely to stir tensions with Turkey.

Islam

Welcome to Angola, the country where Islam has no legal status (news.com.au)
June 20 - DONALD Trump sparked outrage yesterday by suggesting that the United States should “seriously” consider profiling Muslims as an anti-terrorism measure.

I reported Omar Mateen to the FBI. Trump is wrong that Muslims don't do our part (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 20 – (Opinion: Mohammed A. Malik) Donald Trump believes American Muslims are hiding something.

Burma leader Aung San Suu Kyi bans use of Rohingya name for oppressed Muslims (ABC News)
June 22 - Burma leader Aung San Suu Kyi has banned officials from using oppressed Muslims' communal name, Rohingya, in an attempt to ease tensions between the country's majority Buddhists and minority Muslims.

Religious Violence

Islamic State’s slow demise (The Australian)
June 20 - The RAAF contributed much to the victory in Fallujah.

Jo Cox working on report about anti-Muslim violence before her death (The Guardian, Australia)
June 20 - Jo Cox, the MP who was killed outside her constituency office on Thursday, was going to warn of an increase in anti-Muslim attacks – particularly against women – it has emerged.

Somali hotel attack: Islamist militants attack Mogadishu hotel (Brisbane Times)
June 25 - Mogadishu: Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday before fighters stormed inside, police and the militant group said.

Other

'Tomb of Jesus' set for restoration in Jerusalem (ABC News)
June 22 - A project to restore one of Christianity's most sacred sites has received a $1.3 million boost from a New York aristocrat.

Also: Workers will enter the Holy Rock, the 'tomb of Jesus', for the first time in 200 years (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 22 - Jerusalem: Work has begun to save the holiest shrine in Christendom. It won't be a simple patch-and-paint job.

Emma Gingerich left her Amish community in search of a better life (news.com.au)
June 25 - EMMA Gingerich grew up with no electricity or hot water.

 

ISLAM

Far left, right-wing groups rally: Anti-Islam, anti-racism groups protest in Melbourne (The Age, Melbourne)
June 25 - LATEST: Police officers are searching right-wing protesters as they get off a chartered bus near Parliament House.

 

POLITICS

Labor candidate Christian Kunde steps down over Hizb ut-Tahrir reports (ABC News)
June 20 - Labor's candidate for the New South Wales seat of Farrer has stepped down following reports linking him to Islamic extremism.

Also: Labor candidate Christian Kunde quits after 'smear campaign' over Hizb ut-Tahrir links (The Guardian, Australia)
June 20 - Labor’s candidate for Farrer has resigned over comments defending Uthman Badar, the spokesman for extreme Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Also: Labor candidate quits over Hizb ut-Tahrir (news.com.au)
June 20 - A FEDERAL Labor candidate has quit after it was revealed he had defended a senior member of the extremist Islamic group, Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Anti-gay imams’ banality of evil (The Australian)
June 20 – (Opinion: Jennifer Oriel) Political leaders must respond when Islamic leaders suggest killing homosexuals is acceptable if decreed by committee.

Liberal Michael Keenan attacks Labor's Anne Aly over government-funded anti-terror work (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 23 - Justice Minister Michael Keenan has been accused of launching a desperate smear campaign against a Labor candidate whose work as a deradicalisation expert has seen her put on terrorist kill lists, invited to the White House and even lauded by federal government figures.

Catholic schools urge parents not to vote for Greens (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 25 - Tens of thousands of Victorian Catholic school students have been sent home with letters warning their parents against voting for the Greens in next week's federal election.

Liberal candidate Adam Farhan had AVO taken out against him (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 25 - A Coalition candidate who belongs to an obscure religious community had an apprehended violence order taken out against him by a fellow member of his flock.

 

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Salvos cut Perth drug rehab jobs as donations nosedive (WAToday.com.au)
June 20 - Plummeting donations have forced job cuts at The Salvation Army's Perth drug rehab centre, even as a recovering ice addict spoke of how staff there had saved his life.

Waiting for marriage before having sex wasn’t what I expected (news.com.au)
June 25 - I GREW up in the church.

 

 


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