Religion News Australia 2017 - 29 (July 30 - Aug 6)

  (05 August 17)
  by Greg Spearritt

 

Religion News Australia

 

July 30 – August 6, 2017

 

Religion news stories from Australia

 

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABUSE

 

Brisbane Catholic girls school rocked by sex abuse claim (Brisbane Times)
Aug 1 - A Catholic girls school in Brisbane is the latest institution to be rocked by allegations of historical child sexual abuse.

 

The Catholic Church’s words ring hollow in light of merciless legal tactics (ABC News)  
Aug 6 - In public, the Catholic Church has made promises of compassion to survivors of child sexual assault for decades.

 

Priest’s abuse victim slams Ballarat Catholic Church over compensation dispute (ABC News)  
Aug 6 - The Catholic Church in Ballarat is being accused of breaking its own guidelines in its legal fight against a compensation claim from a victim of notorious paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale.

 

 

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

 

Jesus Christ Superstar review: Key cast lack gravitas (The Age, Melbourne)
Aug 1 – (Review)  The Production Company has always valued performers over bells and whistles, and in some ways that ethos is suited to Jesus Christ Superstar.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Religious instruction furore sparks Education Queensland review (Brisbane Times)
Aug 2 - Education Queensland’s contentious religious instruction report will be reviewed following a furore that saw Christian groups pitted against the Palaszczuk government over claims students had been barred from talking about religion at school.

 

Also: School children have a right to discuss their religious beliefs (Brisbane Times)
Aug 2 – (Opinion: Bill O’Chee) Recent attempts by Queensland’s Education Department to ban students talking about Jesus with other students are absurd, and frankly disturbing.

 

Catholic Commission for Employment relations lodges industrial action objection (Brisbane Times)
Aug 4 - The union representing Canberra’s Catholic school teachers has warned its members are "only more angry" after the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations applied to prevent them from taking industrial action.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

 

Islam

 

Qatar row deepens over Haj (The Australian)
Aug 1 - Qatar goes to the UN after accusing Saudi Arabia of stopping its citizens from attending the Haj pilgrimage, one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

 

A deadly new terrorist threat? (The Australian)
Aug 1 - Raids confirm Australia’s terrorist threat level is real. We should be prepared for a mass-casualty attack to occur.

 

Judaism

 

Spain honours Ladino language of Jewish exiles (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 1 - More than five centuries after King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled Spain’s Jewish population, the still-spoken language of the exiles is to be formally honoured by the country’s leading linguistic authority.

 

Religious Violence

 

Tentacles of terror: destruction of so-called caliphate won’t diminish IS threat (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 5 - Terrorism’s global reach has been put on display in chilling detail this week.

 

Other

 

Justin Bieber confirms career break: ’I want to be sustainable’ (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 3 - Justin Bieber has confirmed he is taking a career break in order to focus on living a more "sustainable" lifestyle.

 

 

 

ISLAM

 

’Australian women need us to fertilise them’: Halal chief apologises for Facebook rant (news.com.au)
Aug 4 - THE head of the Halal Certification Authority has apologised for suggesting Australian women need Muslim men to fertilise them to “keep them surrounded by Muslim babies” and declaring that the “white race will be extinct” in 40 years.

 

Mecca revealed on camera by Adelaide photographer in rare insight (ABC News)  
Aug 6 - An Adelaide photographer has offered a rare insight into sacred sites of Saudi Arabia after secretly capturing his pilgrimage to the cities of Mecca and Medina.

 

 

 

ISLAM – Sydney Terror Plot

 

Bomb plotters may have already tried to smuggle device onto international flight (ABC News)  
July 31 - The men detained in counter-terrorism raids on the weekend may have already made an attempt to smuggle their homemade bomb onto an international flight prior to raids, law enforcement officials have told 7.30.

 

What we know about those held over alleged plot to bomb a plane (ABC News)  
July 31 - Four men remain in custody over an alleged terror plot to bring down a plane using a homemade bomb. This is what we know about them.

 

Sydney terror plot to blow up flight with ’meat mincer bomb’ foiled (news.com.au)
July 31 - A SCRAP of paper found at a home raided in connection with a Sydney terror plot could give police more information about the plan a would-be terror team had to bring down a flight.

 

Men arrested over Sydney plane bomb plot had links to Syria (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 1 - The son of a man arrested in Sydney over an alleged plot to bring down an aeroplane with a bomb or deadly gases studied aviation management and mixes with a network of pilots and airline workers, it can be revealed.

 

’Banana’ and ’Masterchef’ used as code words in Sulayman Khalid-led terror plot (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 1 - Inside a suburban garage, a group of young men talked about motorbikes, parties, weddings and Masterchef.

 

Etihad assisting Australian police with alleged terror plot investigation (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 1 - Etihad Airways is assisting with the investigation into an alleged Sydney-based conspiracy to bring down an aircraft as a leading terror expert suggests the suspects may been building a gas bomb like that used in Manchester.

 

Two men charged over Sydney terror plot ’to bring down plane’ (Brisbane Times)
Aug 3 - Two men have been charged with planning a terrorist act after police uncovered an alleged Sydney-based plot to bring down a plane.

 

Bid to smuggle bomb through airport thwarted at check-in (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 3 - A Sydney-born terrorism plot to place a bomb on a passenger plane was dangerously close to being carried out before it was unwittingly thwarted at an airline check-in counter.

 

Sydney terror plotters ’tried to blow up Etihad plane, unleash poison gas attack’ (ABC News)  
Aug 4 - Two men who attempted to smuggle an improvised explosive device (IED) onto an Etihad plane went on to hatch a separate plan to build a hydrogen sulphide bomb, police say.

 

How police dismantled alleged Islamic State plan hatched on home soil (ABC News)  
Aug 4 - Sydney is no stranger to terrorism, but when police bashed down the door of a Surry Hills terrace on Saturday night, there was something different in the air.

 

Islamic State sent ’military-grade explosive’ to Australia undetected as part of alleged terror plot (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 4 - A senior Islamic State figure in Syria dictated a plan to execute mass-casualty terrorism on Australian soil and managed to send a "military-grade explosive" to Sydney undetected.

 

’How many times has this happened?’ Border force faces questions over ’terror bomb’  (Brisbane Times)
Aug 4 - Border and security authorities would be "doing a lot of soul searching" following revelations that a bomb kit was allegedly mailed to Australia by the Islamic State and probably couldn’t be sure that more explosive devices had not come into the country, a leading expert has said.

 

’Catastrophic’: How Australia narrowly escaped two ’sophisticated bomb plots’ (Brisbane Times)
Aug 5 - On July 15, Khaled Khayat arrived at Etihad’s check-in counter at Sydney Airport’s Terminal 1 to see his brother off on a flight to Abu Dhabi.

 

 

 

JUDAISM

 

Bondi synagogue ban over terrorism risk leaves Jewish community shocked and furious (news.com.au)
Aug 3 - A LOCAL council has banned the construction of a synagogue in Bondi because it could be a terrorist target, in a shock move that religious leaders say has caved in to Islamic extremism and created a dangerous precedent.

 

 

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

 

Stop hijacking my religion to stop marriage equality (The Courier-Mail, Brisbane)
Aug 3 – (Opinion: Paul Hegerty) IT is clear that opponents to marriage equality are not protecting the interests of Christians.

 

Keeping the faith: religious diversity in Australia – photo essay (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 4 - For his project The Devoted, photographer Michael Wickham made portraits of religious leaders and spoke to them about their faith’s relevance in modern society.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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