by Greg Spearritt
Religion News Selection
June 19 - 26, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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