Religion News Selection 25 (June 19 - 26)

  (25 June 16)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Selection

June 19 - 26, 2016

A 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.

 

 

 

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

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.

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

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.

 

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.

 


From the Archive…

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

Religion News Australia 2016 – 24 (June 12 - 19)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 23 (June 5 - 12)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 22 (May 29 – June 5)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 21 (May 22 - 29)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 20 (May 15 - 22)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 19 (May 8 - 15)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 18 (May 1 - 8)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 17 (Apr 24 – May 1)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 16 (Apr 17 - 24)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 15 (Apr 10 - 17)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 14 (Apr 3 - 10)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 13 (Mar 27 – Apr 3)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 12 (Mar 20 - 27)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 11 (Mar 13 - 20)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 10 (Mar 6 - 13)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 9 (Feb 28 – Mar 6)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 8 (Feb 21 - 28)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 7 (Feb 14 - 21)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 6 (Feb 7 - 14)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 5 (Jan 31 – Feb 7)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 4 (Jan 24 - 31)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 3 (Jan 17 - 24)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 2 (Jan 10 - 17)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 1 (Dec 27 – Jan 3)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 48 (Dec 20 - 27)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 47 (Dec 13 - 20)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 46 (Dec 6 - 13)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 45 (Nov 29 – Dec 6)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 44 (Nov 22 - 29)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 43 (Nov 15 - 22)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 42 (Nov 8 - 15)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 41 (Nov 1 - 8)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 40 (Oct 25 – Nov 1)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 39 (Oct 18 - 25)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 38 (Oct 11 - 18)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 37 (Sept 27 – Oct 11)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 36 (Sept 20 - 27)

Religion News Australia 2015 – 35 (Sept 13 - 20)

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)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 22 (June 22 - 29)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 21 (June 15 - 22)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 20 (June 8 - 15)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 19 (June 1 - 8)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 18 (May 25 – June 1)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 17 (May 18 - 25)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 16 (May 11 - 18)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 15 (May 4 - 11)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 14 (April 27 – May 4)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 13 (April 20 - 27)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 12 (April 12 - 20)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 11 (Mar 30 – April 12)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 10 (Mar 23 - 30)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 9 (Mar 16 - 23)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 8 (Mar 9 - 16)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 7 (Mar 3 - 9)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 6 (Feb 23 – Mar 3)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 5 (Feb 16 - 23)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 4 (Feb 9 - 16)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 3 (Feb 2 - 9)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 2 (Jan 26 – Feb 2)

Religion News Australia 2014 – 1 (Jan 4 - 26)

 

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