Religion News Australia 2016 - 39 (Oct 9 - 16)

  (15 October 16)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

October 9 - 16, 2016

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

abuse / anglican church / catholic church / international stories / islam / politics / religion & society

 

 

 

ABUSE

Roger Herft stands aside as Anglican Archbishop of Perth to 'focus' on sex abuse royal commission (ABC News)
Oct 10 - Roger Herft has temporarily stood aside as Anglican Archbishop of Perth.

 

ANGLICAN CHURCH

Anglican priest providing a safe haven for the LGBTI community in Perth (ABC News)
Oct 8 - Father Peter Manuel is unusual in the Christian clergy; he is prepared to speak out against the plebiscite and in favour of same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage: Anglican Church leaders accuse Sydney Archbishop of silencing supporters (ABC News)
Oct 13 - In the wake of the likely failure of the plebiscite bill, a group of 68 priests and church leaders across Australia have signed a petition urging the Archbishop of Sydney to allow "free and open debate" about same-sex marriage within his church.

Gay marriage trend may collapse like communism, claims Anglican Church in leaked document (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 13 - The Anglican Church has likened ​​support for legalising same-sex marriage to communism, and claimed its negative social​ "costs" will match those seen after the introduction of the 1975 no-fault divorce laws that it says created "widespread adultery and divorce."

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Pell calls in top silk (The Australian)
Oct 15 - Cardinal George Pell has sought the advice of a leading criminal barrister and is considering legal action.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Islam

Asia Bibi blasphemy appeal adjourned in Pakistan as judge pulls out (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 13 - The long-awaited final appeal of a Christian woman sentenced to death under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws has been adjourned after a judge said he could not hear the case.

Religious Violence

Muslim children among the religious followers taking part in these bizarre bloodletting ceremonies (news.com.au)
Oct 14 - A TINY baby looks terrified as a giant blade is placed on its head during a bloodletting Islamic ritual.

Boko Haram frees 21 kidnapped Chibok girls, says Nigerian government (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 14 - Abuja: Boko Haram has freed 21 of more than 200 girls kidnapped by the jihadist group in April 2014 in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok, the government said on Thursday.

War crimes, development, and the many threats to cultural heritage (ABC News)
Oct 15 – (Opinion: Ian Lilley) Recently, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced a Malian militant to nine years' jail for his role in destroying heritage sites in Timbuktu.

Saudi-led coalition admits error in Yemen funeral attack (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 16 - Beirut, Lebanon: A Saudi-led military coalition involved in Yemen's war acknowledged on Saturday that one of its jets had carried out an attack on a funeral this month in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, that killed more than 100 people and wounded hundreds of others.

Islamic State suicide bomber kills dozens of mourners in Baghdad attack (news.com.au)
Oct 16 - A SUICIDE bomber struck a funeral gathering in Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 35 people and wounding more than 60, Iraqi police and hospital officials said.

How British anti-racist group infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 16 - One of the most notorious Ku Klux Klan groups is stepping up attempts to ignite race war across the US with a call to arms against black people and violent support of the White Lives Matter campaign.

Other

Two dozen killed in stampede in India (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 16 - Lucknow: At least 24 people were killed and 20 others injured in a stampede in northern India as people tried to cross a crowded bridge to reach the venue of a Hindu religious ceremony.

 

ISLAM

Mona Siddiqui: Islam in the West is not a simple issue (ABC News)
Oct 13 - Most Muslims living in Britain and Australia are neither enemies of Western civilisation nor blameless victims of Islamophobia, a leading public intellectual says.

Sydney Cycling Sisters: Muslim women get on their bikes to 'eliminate fear' (ABC News)
Oct 14 - A few years ago Cindy Rahal was sitting in a shopping centre with her sister and a friend when a man approached her yelling: "There are so many f***ing Muslims around."

Casey Council mosque decision draws protest and hostility in Melbourne's south east (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 15 - Local council elections have traditionally revolved around the three Rs: rates, roads and rubbish.

POLITICS

Malcolm Turnbull calls out racial and religious discrimination after recent poll on Muslims (ABC News)
Oct 10 - The nation's political leaders have called out racial and religious discrimination as a new poll shows that one third of Australians believe Muslim Australians should be subjected to more scrutiny than other religious groups.

One Nation's Brian Burston slams ABC, blames immigration for rising crime in maiden speech (ABC News)
Oct 12 - A One Nation senator has suggested de-funding the ABC and establishing the "Patriotic Broadcasting Corporation" instead.

Australian Christian Lobby thanks 'helpful' Bill Shorten for same-sex marriage plebiscite veto (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 12 - The Australian Christian Lobby has thanked Opposition Leader Bill Shorten for playing a "helpful" and "important" role in its plan to stop same-sex marriage, after Labor committed to blocking the Turnbull government's proposed plebiscite.

Safe Schools 'stealing our culture' says campaign aimed at Chinese Australians (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 13 - Members of Victoria's Chinese community have been circulating thousands of flyers accusing the Safe Schools program of stealing their children's culture, in a Liberal-aligned campaign aimed at curtailing the anti-bullying program.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Today I shall atone - and maybe you should try it, too (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 12 – (Opinion: Kerri Sackville) Wednesday is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

 

 


From the Archive…

Religion News Australia 2016 – 38 (Oct 2 - 9)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 37 (Sept 25 – Oct 2)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 36 (Sept 11 - 18)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 35 (Sept 4 - 11)

Religion News Australia 2016 – 34 (Aug 28 – Sept 4)

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