Religion News Australia 2016 - 44 (Nov 13 - 20)

  (19 November 16)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

November 13 - 20, 2016

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ABUSE

'Scumbag' Brother Gerard face-to-face with one of the boys who 'got a rub down' (The Age, Melbourne)
Nov 14 - The suffering and humiliation for sex-abuse victims of Victorian Marist brother Gerard Joseph McNamara was twofold.

Catholic Church memorial plans slammed by child abuse survivors support group (ABC News)
Nov 15 - Plans to set up a memorial for survivors and victims of child sexual abuse at a church in Armidale, in northern New South Wales, are being criticised by a support group.

Priest accused of abuse 'greatly loved' (news.com.au)
Nov 16 - A former Newcastle Anglican bishop says "vehement" supporters of a priest accused of abusing children were out to get him from the moment a professional standards probe began.

Bishop says church morality compromised (news.com.au)
Nov 17 - A former Newcastle bishop says the Anglican Church's morality has been compromised by child sex scandals and it should play no part in decisions to defrock priests.

 

ANGLICAN CHURCH

Church honours warrior who led war against white settlers (Queensland Times, Ipswich)
Nov 20 - A WARRIOR who led Aborigines in a war against European settlers on the Darling Downs will be honoured at a church service in Toowoomba today.

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Australian artistic collaboration premieres at the Vatican (ABC News)
Nov 17 - The Faces of Mercy, a bold Australian artwork combining of painting, music and poetry will premiere at the Vatican, the home of the man who inspired it, on Thursday.

 

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Bathurst Mercy Sisters reflect on life transformations after Second Vatican Council (ABC News)
Nov 16 - Sister Patricia Powell signed up to be a Mercy Sister at a time when becoming a nun meant leaving your family, your clothes and even your birth name behind for a communal monastic life.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Catholic Church

Pope denounces "epidemic of animosity" against immigrants, Muslims (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 20 - Vatican City: Pope Francis said on Saturday an "epidemic of animosity" against people of other races or religions was hurting the weakest in society, as he struck a note of caution against the rise of populist nationalism.

Islam

Donald Trump's national security appointments stoke Muslim fears of an anti-Islamic White House (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 19 - Washington: News of President-elect Donald Trump's national security picks set off fresh tremors across the Islamic world on Friday as Middle Eastern allies and Muslim American groups prepared to face advisers and potential Cabinet members noted for harshly anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Religious Violence

Firebomb attack on church in Indonesia's East Kalimantan injures children (ABC News)
Nov 13 - A firebomb attack outside a church in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province has wounded four children.

Fighting flares in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 14 - Bangkok: Fierce fighting has escalated in Myanmar's western Rakhine state where satellite imagery shows the destruction of hundreds of Rohingya Muslim homes.

Woman whipped in Iran for attending party with men (news.com.au)
Nov 14 - A WOMAN has laid bare the brutal punishment she reportedly received at the hands of authorities after she was caught attending a party with boys and drinking alcohol.

Girl dies in church jihad attack (The Australian)
Nov 14 - One of four young children injured by an Islamic militant’s attack at a church on the island of Borneo has died, police say.

IS: Donald Trump will make it ‘easier to recruit jihadists’ (news.com.au)
Nov 15 - A TOP Islamic State commander has warned how the election of Donald Trump will make it easier to recruit thousands of jihadists to their cause.

Other

Too Christian’: prayers for BBC (The Australian)
Nov 14 - The BBC will broaden religious coverage and could broadcast Friday prayers after complaints that it was too Christian.

US election: Why did evangelicals vote for Donald Trump? (ABC News)
Nov 16 – (Opinion: Michael Bird) A historic percentage of white Christian evangelicals voted for Donald Trump in this election, even though many doubt his faith. Mike Bird asks why.

Anglo-Saxon coffins found in England may shed light on early Christians (ABC News)
Nov 17 - A rare discovery of 81 Anglo-Saxon coffins made from the hollowed-out trunks of oak trees may provide new insights into how people lived in the early days of Christianity in Britain, archaeologists say.

Literal interpretation of Bible 'helps increase church attendance' (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 17 - Churches that are theologically conservative with beliefs based on a literal interpretation of the Bible grow faster than those with a liberal orientation, according to a five-year academic study.

'Reopening very old wounds': George Takei condemns Trump camp talks of internment (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 19 – (Opinion: George Takei ) New York: There is dangerous talk these days by those who have the ear of some at the highest levels of government.

 

ISLAM

Melbourne featured in new Islamic State video (Brisbane Times)
Nov 18 - Melbourne Airport, a Qantas passenger jet and St Paul's Cathedral have been included in a new Islamic State propaganda video.

 

POLITICS

Counter-terrorism expert Anne Aly: 'I dream of a future in which I'm no longer needed' (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 19 - "Anne Arr-lee?" asks the young cabbie looking in the rear-vision mirror, after I ask whether he's heard of his new local member, who made history this year as the first Muslim woman to be elected to federal parliament in Australia.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Churches are hot commodity on the market right now.  (news.com.au)
Nov 13 - IMAGINE living in an old sandstone church in the quaint Southern Highlands countryside of New South Wales.

Wicked Campers with 'vile and appalling' slogans to be outlawed in Tasmania (ABC News)
Nov 17 - Wicked Campers vans are notorious for displaying offensive slogans and Tasmania is moving to ban any that cross the line.

Shameful bid to silence religion (The Australian)
Nov 19 – (Opinion: Angela Shanahan) An individualistic creed couched in terms of new “rights” can’t tolerate rival views.

'Marriage equality will give hope': the faith leaders backing same-sex union (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 19 - “We celebrate all rites except one: we can’t celebrate the love of two people with a wedding ceremony,” Rabbi Jacqueline Ninio of the Emanuel synagogue, says.

 

 


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