Religion News Australia 2017 - 4 (Jan 22 - 29)

  (29 January 17)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

January 22 - 29, 2017

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

abuse / education / international stories / islam / politics / religion & society

 

 

 

ABUSE

St Stanislaus’ College: Catholic school to apologise to sexually abused students (The Guardian, Australia)
Jan 23 - A Catholic boarding college in Bathurst is preparing to apologise to past students who were sexually abused.

 

EDUCATION

Australia’s largest Islamic school Malek Fahd to reopen amid funding uncertainty (ABC News)
Jan 27 - Australia’s largest Islamic school, Malek Fahd in Sydney’s south west, will reopen its doors next week, despite the ongoing legal battles over losing $19 million worth of federal funding.

Ethics classes in NSW primary schools growing despite barriers to enrolment (Sydney Morning Herald)
Jan 29 - Grandmothers have emerged as the unlikely saviours of ethics classes in NSW primary schools, which are proving resilient despite the introduction of politically charged barriers to enrolment last year.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Catholic Church

Vatican condom row: pope prevails as Knights of Malta chief resigns (The Guardian, Australia)
Jan 25 - The head of Catholic order the Knights of Malta has resigned over a bitter dispute with the Vatican about free condoms that become a test of the authority of liberalising Pope Francis.

Also: The Catholic church’s old guard faces a mortal threat. It’s called Pope Francis (The Guardian, Australia)
Jan 27 – (Opinion: Joanna Moorhead) “Pope in condom row”, say the headlines. In fact, this row has nothing much to do with condoms.

Islam

Donald Trump freezes refugee program, orders new vetting for entry (Brisbane Times)  
Jan 29 - Washington: President Trump has closed America’s borders to refugees from around the world, ordering that families fleeing the slaughter in Syria be indefinitely blocked from entering the United States, and temporarily suspending immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries.

Also: Donald Trump’s Muslim ban excludes countries in which he has business ties (Sydney Morning Herald)
Jan 29 - Donald Trump holds it in his heart, but he manufactures it too, masking state-sanctioned religious persecution as a national security endeavour – all to stoke the "us and them" hysteria that drove his election campaign.

Also: Donald Trump’s seven-country Muslim ban sparks protests (news.com.au)
Jan 29 - RESISTANCE to US President Donald Trump’s crackdown on Muslim immigration has mounted quickly, with protests spreading across the country and the first legal challenge filed to an order branded as blatantly discriminatory.

Also: Federal judge stays deportations under Trump Muslim country travel ban (The Guardian, Australia)
Jan 29 - A federal judge has granted a stay on deportations for people who arrived in the US with valid visas but were detained on entry, following President Donald Trump’s executive order to halt travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Judaism

Ivanka has Jewish trump card (The Australian)  
Jan 28 - Is Ivanka Trump really Jewish? Last year, Israeli authorities raised doubts, but they have since changed their tune.

No mention of Jews in White House’s Holocaust Remembrance Day tribute (The Guardian, Australia)
Jan 28 - The White House raised eyebrows on Friday when it issued a statement to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, that did not mention Jews, Judaism or antisemitism.

Religious Violence

Muslim woman attacked and humiliated at JFK Airport (news.com.au)
Jan 28 - A BUSINESSMAN is accused of attacking a female Muslim worker at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, kicking her, shouting obscenities at her and saying that President Donald Trump “will get rid of all of you,” authorities said.

From cheerleader to extremist: Database of terrorists and extremists released (news.com.au)
Jan 28 - AT FIRST glance it might seem hard to believe these people have anything in common.

Trump signs ’new vetting measures’ (The Australian)  
Jan 28 - The President has ordered strict new screening for refugees to keep ’radical Islamic terrorists’ out of the US.

Jihadists plotted kidnaps (The Australian)  
Jan 28 - Islamic State cells planned to kidnap ­celebrities or politicians to demand the release of Mehdi Nemmouche.

Other

Chinese New Year: Traditions and superstitions for welcoming the Year of the Rooster (ABC News)
Jan 27 - As hundreds of millions of Chinese complete their journeys home for the Chinese New Year, many will be squeezing in a last-minute haircut.

In India, low-caste Dalits put dignity before livelihood, by leaving cows where they die (ABC News)
Jan 28 - On a highway in Gujarat, western India, two of India’s revered cattle lie dead.

 

ISLAM

Australia Day billboard with girls in hijabs prompts online call to ’bomb’ Canberra theatre (ABC News)
Jan 25 - The Canberra Theatre Centre has been forced to delete social media posts about an Australia Day advertisement featuring two Muslim girls after it was threatened with extreme violence.

Qantas offers refunds to Australians affected by Trump’s ’Muslim ban’ (Sydney Morning Herald)
Jan 29 - Qantas is offering refunds to any passengers travelling from Australia to the United States who are affected by a new entry ban.

Families split as Trump Muslim ban ’banishes normal, honest people’ (Brisbane Times)  
Jan 29 - It’s a place that sings of the Australian summer: lemon-scented gums, the trill of cicadas, sand underfoot and a sliver of navy ocean on the horizon.

The anti-Muslim rally by far-right group Reclaim Australia was a fizzer (news.com.au)
Jan 29 - THE anti-Muslim rally by far-right group Reclaim Australia in Sydney has been a fizzer, with more police and media turning up than protesters.

History, harmony, and the only Muslim island in Australia (The Guardian, Australia)
Jan 29 - We pull up to the front of the mosque in Nek Su’s golf cart.

 

POLITICS

Pauline Hanson asks why there is no march for Islamic women (news.com.au)
Jan 23 - PAULINE Hanson first ranted online about Australian women who went to anti-Trump marches.

Right to refuse gay weddings protects against other discrimination, inquiry told (The Guardian, Australia)
Jan 25 - The government’s marriage equality bill specifies that ministers of religion would be able to refuse same-sex weddings because otherwise it risks creating a right to refuse weddings based on disability or race, the attorney general’s department has revealed.

Conservative MP Fred Nile denied US visa for Donald Trump’s inauguration (The Guardian, Australia)
Jan 25 - The founder of the Christian Democratic party, the Rev Fred Nile, says he is baffled by a decision to deny him entry to the US to watch Donald Trump’s inauguration on security grounds.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Senate committee urged to ensure civil celebrants won’t refuse services to same-sex couples (ABC News)
Jan 23 - A Senate committee has been urged to ensure civil celebrants cannot refuse services to same-sex couples due to religious or conscientious objections.

Islam-critical Kirralie Smith seen as potential libertarian leader (Sydney Morning Herald)
Jan 28 - As Kirralie Smith sits at a sidewalk table in Taree for an interview this week, there is a palpable tension.

 


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