by Greg Spearritt
Religion News Selection
September 11 - 18, 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.
Anglican Bishop of
Ballarat Garry Weatherill declares support for same-sex marriage (ABC
Sept 16 - Ballarat's Anglican Bishop Garry Weatherill has declared his support for same-sex marriage and said he opposed the Federal Government's proposed plebiscite on the issue.
A gay man's
reconciliation with his family features in Israeli Film Festival (Sydney Morning Herald)
Sept 15 - Diza Maoz says it was a "terrible blow" when her son Saar revealed he was gay.
Pauline Hanson's 2016
maiden speech to the senate: Full transcript (Sydney Morning Herald)
Sept 15 – (Opinion: Pauline Hanson) First of all, I would like to welcome everyone in this house and thank you for your attendance.
Pauline Hanson’s claim
doesn’t add up (Adelaide Now)
Sept 15 – (Opinion: Charis Chang) PAULINE Hanson wants Australians to face a reality check about Muslim immigration but a closer look at her claims show they don’t quite add up.
New Dark Age descends as
Pauline Hanson and Co condemn children to the outside (Sydney Morning Herald)
Sept 16 – (Opinion: Tony Wright) Thursdays, a small bunch of us hunched our shoulders and shuffled down the corridor to an empty classroom that seemed a long way from everywhere.
Love and compassion must
fight Pauline Hanson's message of hate and fear (Sydney Morning Herald)
Sept 17 – (Opinion: Alpha Cheng and Mariam Veiszadeh ) Ours is a tale of how two people from different cultural and religious backgrounds forged an otherwise unlikely connection and friendship.
From the Archive…
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)
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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)