Religion News Australia 2016 – 41 (Oct 23 – 30)

  (30 October 16)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

October 23 - 30, 2016

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

abuse / arts & entertainment / education / international stories / religion & society

 

 

 

ABUSE

Cardinal George Pell interviewed in Rome over sexual assault allegations (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 27 - Victorian police have questioned Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, as they investigate allegations of historical sexual abuse made against him.

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Godspell Reimagined review: rock revival lacks conviction (The Age, Melbourne)
Oct 30 – (Review)  The rock musical Godspell opened off-Broadway in 1971 and later that year at Playbox Theatre in Melbourne, where it ran for 504 performances.

 

EDUCATION

Church of Scientology defends use of Sydney school children in advertising (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 30 - The Church of Scientology has defended the use of NSW schoolchildren in an ad promoting the church, as the self-described "advanced organisation" goes on a marketing drive following the opening of its $37 million Asia-Pacific headquarters on Sydney's north shore.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Catholic Church

Vatican says Catholics' ashes must be buried, not scattered or kept at home (ABC News)
Oct 26 - The ashes of cremated Catholics must be buried and should not be scattered on land, at sea or be kept at home, the Vatican has announced in new guidelines.

Islam

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hints at change to controversial 'triple talaq' Islamic divorce law (ABC News)
Oct 25 - India's Muslim men can still unilaterally divorce their wives simply by saying so.

Sakdiyah Ma'ruf reveals challenges of life as an Indonesian female Muslim stand-up comedian (ABC News)
Oct 26 - For years Sakdiyah Ma'ruf snuck around behind her parents' backs.

Judaism

Anti-Semitism not just a memory (The Australian)
Oct 30 – (Opinion: Alex Ryvchin) I found indifference in the Ukrainian capital to victims of the horrific massacre at Babi Yar.

Religious Violence

Islamic State seems to be employing diversion tactics to save Mosul  (news.com.au)
Oct 26 - AS the battle rages on to retake Mosul from ISIS one civilian, who was forced to evacuate, has detailed why he enjoyed his life under ISIS rule.

Mosul: Islamic State militants maintain defence of southern approaches to Iraqi city as troops close in (ABC News)
Oct 27 - Islamic State (IS) fighters have kept up their fierce defence of the southern approaches to Mosul, which has held up Iraqi troops there and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put a more rapid advance on hold.

Islamic State: One family's journey to reclaim their home from terror group fighters (ABC News)
Oct 27 - At a checkpoint near Makhmour in northern Iraq, Khalil Ibrahim shows his papers to Kurdish soldiers. This is the moment he's been waiting for, and feared may never come. After more than 12 long months, he can finally go home.

‘IS out to prove still a force’ (The Australian)
Oct 27 - ISIS yesterday claimed three of its fighters had conducted the attack on a Pakistani police academy.

Dozens of Afghan civilians rounded up and shot in 'Isis attack' (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 27 - Gunmen rounded up and shot dozens of civilians in a remote part of Afghanistan, UN officials have said, in an attack that prompted angry protests from residents about the government’s failure to protect them.

Iraqi army tries to reach site of IS executions; UN training medics in 'mass casualty management' (ABC News)
Oct 28 - The Iraqi army is trying to reach a town south of Mosul where Islamic State militants have been reportedly executing dozens of people to deter the population from any attempt to support the US-led offensive on the jihadists' last major city stronghold in Iraq.

ISIS misread Kirkuk and lost (The Australian)
Oct 28 - Islamic State fighters celebrated their surprise attack, but it quickly failed because of Sunni Arabs.

Islamic State says its ‘soldier’ responsible for knife attack on teens in Germany (news.com.au)
Oct 30 - ISLAMIC State has claimed an attack in Hamburg where a 16-year-old boy was brutally stabbed to death and a girl thrown in a river was an act of one of its ‘soldiers’.

Iraqi Shia militias tighten noose around Isis with Mosul offensive (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 30 - Iraqi Shia militias have launched an offensive to the west of Mosul in an operation intended to tighten the noose around Islamic State’s Iraq stronghold.

The cunning and cruel explosive devices Isis improvises to stall Mosul attack (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 30 - The teddy bear, garish but cuddly, is propped on top of the explosives it was designed to hide and detonate.

Unless Baghdad fills the political vacuum in Mosul, Isis will revive (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 30 – (Opinion: Hassan Hassan) Islamic State’s doctrine of survival is based on a simple notion: defeat on the battlefield must always leave behind the seeds for a comeback.

Other

Remembering Jack Chick: the Christian cartoonist who tried to save us from hell (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 26 - Jack T Chick, the cartoonist and evangelist, died on Sunday at the age of 92.

Restorers lift the lid on Jesus's tomb in Jerusalem (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 28 - The tomb in which Jesus’s body is believed to have been laid after his crucifixion has been exposed by conservationists for the first time in centuries.

After 500 years of schism, will the rift of the Reformation finally be healed? (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 30 - A simple act, it was the work of a few moments, but it triggered an epic era of political and religious convulsions that changed the shape of Europe.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Court finds 'f--- Fred Nile' not offensive language at marriage equality rally (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 26 - Seldom does a magistrate use the phrase "you f---ing beauty" in a judgment, or reflect on whether the word "f---" is part of a child's vocabulary.

 

 


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