Religion News Selection 31 (Aug 7 - 14)

  (13 August 16)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Selection

August 7 - 14, 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.

 

 

ABUSE

Catholic Church housed paedophiles on same inner-city property it rents out as function centre (The Age, Melbourne)
Aug 8 - The Catholic Church has housed a string of paedophile Christian Brothers on the same inner-city property it rents out as a family-friendly function centre.

 

ABUSE – Anglican Church

Newcastle lawyer did not tell police about abuse allegations against priests, royal commission hears (ABC News)
Aug 8 - A Newcastle lawyer and Anglican Church official has said he did not go to police with allegations of abuse against priests because he was trying to protect the church.

Anglican church tried to change rules to keep child sex abuse findings quiet – inquiry (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 11 - Attempts were made to change Anglican church rules so that findings of child sex abuse against priests were kept private, a whistleblower has told the royal commission.

 

EDUCATION

School ‘has never had gay child’ (The Australian)
Aug 8 - The principal of Al-Faisal college in Sydney’s west says the Islamic school has never had a child who was gay

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Islam

Ukip's Lisa Duffy wants to ban Muslim veil in public venues (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 8 - A Ukip leadership candidate is calling for a ban on Muslim women wearing a veil in public buildings, shopping centres and on buses and trains.

The perils of ‘flying while Muslim’ (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 9 - On March 26 this year, Hasan Aldewachi was on his way back from a science conference in Vienna, and looking forward to seeing his family.

Hijab-wearing beach volleyballer Doaa Elghobashy makes history at Rio Olympics (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 9 - As the two athletes leapt for the volleyball, they were divided by not only the net, but by the stark differences in their national uniforms.

Burka talk signals German poll (The Australian)
Aug 11 - A proposal from Angela Merkel’s party to ban the burka in Germany can only mean an election is coming.

Uproar in France over 'burkini ban' at Cannes beaches (ABC News)
Aug 13 - Anti-racism organisations and human rights groups have vowed to overturn a "deeply worrying" ban on the wearing of burkinis — full-body swimsuits — on the beaches of Cannes.

Religious Violence

Killing of Islamic State leader by US drone confirmed by Pentagon (news.com.au)
Aug 13 - THE leader of Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been killed in a US drone strike, the Pentagon says.

Other

Human remains found among burnt offerings at Greek mountain top altar to Zeus (news.com.au)
Aug 11 - ARCHAEOLOGISTS have made a sinister discovery at the top of a Greek mountain which might corroborate one of the darkest legends of antiquity.

Donald Trump says Barack Obama is the ‘founder of ISIS’ (news.com.au)
Aug 11 - REPUBLICAN presidential candidate Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State group.

 

ISLAM

Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour on the rise of terrorism and hate speech (The Age, Melbourne)
Aug 10 - Australians have a right to be fearful about the rise of terrorism, Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour says, but banning Muslim immigration is not the solution.

AFL offers Muslim-only ‘diversity’ positions (news.com.au)
Aug 11 - THE AFL is offering 10 “diversity trainee” positions worth $34,000 a year exclusively to Muslim youth as part of a Federal Government-funded program.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Andrew Denton lashes out at 'subterranean Catholic force' blocking voluntary euthanasia laws (ABC News)
Aug 10 - Andrew Denton has lashed out at a "subterranean Catholic force" of politicians and businessman who he claims continue to thwart attempts to allow legally assisted voluntary euthanasia in Australia.

Religion must either modernise or face obsolescence (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 13 – (Opinion: Dina Brawer ) In the United States the Democratic Party recently nominated Hillary Clinton as its presidential candidate.

 


From the Archive…

Religion News Australia 2016 – 31 (Aug 7 - 14)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 30 (Aug 1 - 7)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 29 (July 24 - 31)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 28 (July 17 - 24)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 27 (July 10 - 17)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 26 (June 26 – July 10)

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)

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

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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)

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

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

 

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