Religion News Australia 2017 - 3 (Jan 15 - 22)

  (21 January 17)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

January 15 - 22, 2017

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ABUSE

Priest Gerald Ridsdale faces packed courtroom on fresh child-sex charges (The Age, Melbourne)
Jan 20 - Notorious priest Gerald Ridsdale has fronted a Melbourne court charged with historical sex offences against nine boys and two girls over a 20-year period.

 

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Talents placed at the service of mercy (The Age, Melbourne)
Jan 19 – (Obituary) Sister Janette ("Jan") Gray’s first book, Neither Escaping Nor Exploiting Sex: Women’s Celibacy (1995), emerged from her Masters in Theology for the Melbourne College of Divinity and became a bestseller.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Islam

I’m a slacker Muslim. But Donald Trump has us atheists nervous (The Guardian, Australia)
Jan 17 – (Opinion: Sohaila Abdulali) On a recent return to New York after a short trip to India, I waltzed through immigration with my nice blue US passport.

Religious Violence

Suspected gunman caught by police after two week nationwide manhunt (ABC News)
Jan 17 - Turkish police have captured the suspected gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day after a two-week nationwide manhunt.

East Java’s villagers hunt witches to put an end to nightmares and sickness (Sydney Morning Herald)
Jan 21 - In a small village, deep in the lush green district of Probolinggo in East Java, a 53-year-old farmer’s wife was haunted by dreams of a monkey.

US airstrike kills more than 100 alleged al-Qaida militants in Syria, Pentagon says (The Guardian, Australia)
Jan 21 - More than 100 alleged militants have been killed in a US airstrike on an al-Qaida training camp in Syria, the Pentagon said, announcing the second major US counter-terrorism strike in the final hours of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Other

Lindsay Lohan still hasn’t found Islam. Or Kettering (The Guardian, Australia)
Jan 20 – (Opinion: Peter Robinson) She’s been seen in a headscarf, snapped with a copy of the Qur’an and has cleared out her Instagram account.

 

ISLAM

Muslim cleric accused of performing forced marriage of child bride sacked (The Guardian, Australia)
Jan 16 - A Melbourne Muslim cleric accused of performing the forced marriage of a child bride has been sacked.

Australia Day billboard featuring girls in hijabs taken down after advertiser receives threats (ABC News)
Jan 17 - A billboard promoting Australia Day celebrations that featured two girls in hijabs has been taken down from a site in Melbourne after threats and abuse were directed at the advertising company.

Also: Crowdfunding raises $50k for new Australia Day ad campaign featuring girls in hijabs (ABC News)
Jan 18 - More than 1,000 people have given money to fund an advertising campaign featuring two girls in hijabs, after an Australia Day billboard which used their photo was taken down following complaints.

Also: Anti-racism campaigners want to put Australian Muslim girls back on a billboard for Australia Day (Sydney Morning Herald)
Jan 18 - Anti-racism campaigners have started a crowdfunding project for an Australia Day billboard advertisement featuring Australian Muslims, after backlash to a billboard showing two girls in hijab led to its removal.

Also: More than $100,000 raised to reinstate Australia Day billboard with Muslim girls, but not all are happy (The Age, Melbourne)
Jan 19 - It took just a matter of hours for a crowdfunding project launched on Wednesday to reach $100,000, surpassing its original goal of $50,000 to fund a campaign for racial and religious tolerance.

Also: Australia Day billboard featuring girls in hijabs set to return  (news.com.au)
Jan 19 - AUSTRALIANS donated nearly $10,000 an hour on Wednesday to reinstate an Australia Day billboard pulled after a social media backlash, in a movement hailed an emphatic victory for tolerance over bigotry.

Also: Anglos playing the identity card (The Age, Melbourne)
Jan 20 – (Opinion: Irfan Yusuf ) The other night my plane landed safely at Singapore’s Changi airport, all thanks to Xerxes, the Singaporean pilot of Parsi background.

Also: For a nation that thinks it’s so easy-going, we’re pretty uptight (The Age, Melbourne)
Jan 22 – (Opinion: Wendy Squires ) The Aussie tourists strolled into the Balinese temple looking like they were dressed for a session in a tanning salon.

 

POLITICS

Pastor Danny Nalliah’s church faces tax bill after charity status revoked (The Age, Melbourne)
Jan 17 - The church headed by controversial Victorian pastor Daniel "Danny" Nalliah has been stripped of its charity status, and could face a retrospective tax bill, after its congregation was asked to make election donations to an anti-Islamic political party he also leads.

Queensland Speaker Peter Wellington backs burqa ban (Brisbane Times)
Jan 18 - The independent Speaker of Queensland’s parliament says One Nation should pursue a new bill to ban the burqa from government buildings, banks and schools.

Also: Burqa ban not the answer to solving problems for Queenslanders: Ali Kadri (Brisbane Times)  
Jan 18 - Banning the burqa will not solve issues for Queenslanders and is instead a diversionary tactic, Islamic Council of Queensland spokesman Ali Kadri says.

Also: Premier Colin Barnett: Muslims should not wear the burqa in public (WAToday.com.au)
Jan 19 - Premier Colin Barnett has made the extraordinary claim he would not "encourage" Muslims to wear the burqa in public because "it’s not part of our culture".

Burka ’not part of our culture’ but no plans for ban, WA Premier Colin Barnett says (ABC News)
Jan 18 - WA Premier Colin Barnett has ruled out any attempt to ban Muslims from wearing burkas, but has said he would prefer "that type of clothing" was not worn in Australia.

Also: Burka ban: Almost no women in Perth wear garment, Imam says (ABC News)
Jan 19 - The West Australian Premier’s comments on burkas — including that they were not part of Australian culture and he would prefer they were not worn — are medieval and unfounded, as almost no Muslim women wear the garment in the state, a senior Muslim leader says.

’I think it’s great’: Peter Dutton praises Australia Day billboard featuring Muslim girls (Brisbane Times)  
Jan 20 - Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has praised an Australia Day billboard featuring two Muslim Australian girls in hijabs, and backed the wearing of Islamic dress in public.

Foot in mouth for Hanson (The Australian)  
Jan 21 - The One Nation leader linked the Melbourne car-attack tragedy to Islamic radicalism.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Volley hits back at Australian Christian Lobby’s ’homophobic’ response to ad campaign (news.com.au)
Jan 18 - SHOE brand Volley has hit back at the Australian Christian Lobby’s “homophobic” response to its new ad campaign, which features male models embracing in their underwear.

 

 


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