Religion News Selection 32 (Aug 14 - 21)

  (22 August 16)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Selection

August 14 - 21, 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.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Islam

Burkini ban: Corsica mayor prohibits Islamic swimsuit after beach brawl on French island (ABC News)
Aug 16 - A mayor on the French island of Corsica has become the third nationwide to announce a ban on burkinis, following weekend clashes allegedly sparked by a row over the full-body Islamic swimsuit.

Also: France’s liberal traditions won’t be helped by the burkini ban (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 20 – (Opinion: Will Hutton) Liberal Europe is fighting for its life.

The moderate imam: On a mission to unite France while dodging IS assassins (ABC News)
Aug 17 - Outside the main mosque in Bordeaux, France, worshippers are scanned with metal detectors and heavily armed soldiers stand with guns ready.

The fatwa hotline: 'We have heard everything' (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 20 - Sheikha Naeema lifts her glass to take a sip of water, but the large grey telephone on her desk blinks again, red and insistent.

Judaism

We were at the altar – were his parents about to jilt us? (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 20 - It was a beautiful day for a wedding.

Religious Violence

‘Islam for Dummies’: IS recruits have poor grasp of faith (news.com.au)
Aug 18 - THE jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of one to three, to rate their knowledge of Islam.

 

ISLAM

Anti-Islam group disrupts Sunday service in 'racist stunt' at Gosford's Anglican church (ABC News)
Aug 15 - An Anglican minister has described an incident where an anti-Islam group disrupted his Sunday service as a "racist stunt" which traumatised many in his congregation.

Burkini ban: The garment's Australian designer says the French are 'digging a hole' for themselves (ABC News)
Aug 17 - If French beach towns continue to ban the burkini, women won't stop wearing it, they'll simply holiday elsewhere — including, just maybe, Australia.

Also: Non-Muslims flock to buy burkinis as French bans raise profile of the modest swimwear style (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 20 - Over the past eight years, Aheda Zanetti​ has sold 700,000 swimsuits to clients all over the world.

Islamic population expanding through 'biological growth' (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 20 - A Queensland LNP MP who once queried whether Australian politicians were guilty of "muspandering", or pandering to Muslims, has raised his concerns the "threat of Islamic terrorism is increasing as the number of Islamic people in Australia grows ... through immigration, biological growth and by radicalisation".

 

POLITICS

Pauline Hanson says anti-Islam group's Gosford Anglican Church stunt 'counterproductive' (ABC News)
Aug 16 - Senator Pauline Hanson has distanced herself from an anti-Islam group which disrupted an Anglican church service.

Division over free speech (The Mercury, Hobart)  
Aug 18 - A PROPOSED shake-up of the state Anti-Discrimination Act has failed to satisfy either side of the political divide.

Pauline Hanson should be worried about Christianity's decline not Islam's growth (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 21 – (Opinion: Tim Dick) Pauline Hanson need not fret about Islam taking over Australia.

 

 


From the Archive…

Religion News Australia 2016 – 32 (Aug 14 - 21)

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)

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)

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

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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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