Religion News Australia 2017 - 33 (Sept 3 - 10)

  (09 September 17)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

September 3 - 10, 2017

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

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

 

 

 

ABUSE

Victims demand plaque depicting sex offender be removed from St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral (ABC News)  
Sept 7 - Victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy are demanding that a memorial plaque depicting a convicted offender be removed from St Marys Cathedral in Hobart.

Former Bunbury priest jailed over cartoons featuring child sex abuse (ABC News)  
Sept 8 - A paedophile former Bunbury priest has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for possessing comic strips featuring children being sexually abused.

Test of religious freedom (The Australian)
Sept 9 – (Opinion: Gerard Henderson) The royal commission’s recommendation has little to do with curbing child abuse.

Sexual abuse victim re-traumatised by Catholic church compensation process (The Guardian, Australia)
Sept 9 - A Victorian woman who was sexually abused as a teenager says the process of getting compensation from the Catholic church was “unnecessarily agonising” and sent her to “an absolute state of unwellness”.

Anglicans pass child protection laws (news.com.au)
Sept 9 - Anglican priests across Australia will be required to follow strict new rules to protect children from abuse after legislation was passed by its governing body.

 

ANGLICAN CHURCH

Anglican Church offers formal apology to victims of domestic violence (ABC News)  
Sept 7 - The Anglican Church of Australia has for the first time apologised to victims of domestic violence — many of whom, it says, have been let down by Church leaders and teachings — and pledged to undertake independent research into the nature and extent of family violence in Anglican communities.

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Loved my Jewish dad, so did Nazi (The Australian)
Sept 6 - Lisa Cortez knew her father Eddie Vitch was a Jewish mime artist who made Nazi leaders laugh.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Anglican Church

New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch Cathedral more than six years after deadly earthquake (ABC News)  
Sept 9 - More than six years after being destroyed in the deadly earthquake that struck Christchurch, the city’s iconic cathedral will be rebuilt by the Anglican Church in New Zealand.

Islam

Islamist groups protest in Jakarta against persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims (ABC News)  
Sept 6 - Traffic in central Jakarta was brought to a stand-still on Wednesday afternoon as Islamist groups protested against the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims.

LGBT crackdown feared in Indonesia after 12 women evicted from home (The Guardian, Australia)
Sept 6 - Twelve women have been evicted from their home in the conservative Indonesian province of West Java amid renewed fears of crackdown on sexual diversity.

’Hijab is beautiful’: designers challenge Trump at New York fashion week (The Guardian, Australia)
Sept 8 - The hijab and abaya have taken centre stage on the New York runway as up-and-coming Indonesian designers kicked off an increasingly diverse fashion week, hoping to change prejudices in the west.

Religious Violence

IS siege close to end (The Australian)
Sept 4 - One of the longest Islamic State sieges of the Syrian war is close to being lifted by government forces who are within 3km of victory.

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi denounces ’terrorists’, silent on Rohingya exodus (ABC News)  
Sept 6 - Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi has blamed "terrorists" for "a huge iceberg of misinformation" on the violence in Rakhine state, but made no mention of the nearly 125,000 Rohingya Muslims who have recently fled over the border to Bangladesh.

Who are the Rohingya and what is happening in Myanmar? (The Guardian, Australia)
Sept 6 - Described as the world’s most persecuted people, 1.1 million Rohingya people live in Myanmar.

 

ISLAM

Far-right nationalists face court over dummy beheading, claim they’re on ’political trial’ (ABC News)  
Sept 4 - Anti-racism protesters have clashed with far-right nationalists outside a Melbourne court as three men linked to the United Patriots Front fight allegations they incited racial contempt against Muslims.

Also: Far-right nationalists found guilty of inciting serious contempt for Muslims after mock beheading video (ABC News)  
Sept 5 - Three far-right nationalists who staged a mock beheading to protest against the building of a mosque in Bendigo in central Victoria have been found guilty of inciting serious contempt of Muslims.

Same-sex marriage debate: conservative Muslims steer clear for fear of backlash (The Guardian, Australia)
Sept 4 - Muslim Australians who oppose same-sex marriage are afraid to speak out for fear of being labelled extremists, including by Christian conservatives who themselves oppose it, a Muslim community leader has said.

’We disempower Muslim women’ (The Australian)
Sept 4 - Magazine founder says Pauline Hanson’s burka “stunt” is symptomatic of West trying to disempower Muslim women.

 

POLITICS

Pauline Hanson’s burqa stunt could change Australian Senate’s dress code (The Guardian, Australia)
Sept 4 - One Nation leader Pauline Hanson’s burqa stunt could lead to an overhaul of the Senate’s dress code.

Waverley Liberals accused of using ’sectarian’ flyer to court Jewish vote (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Sept 6 - The Jewish vote has become a battleground in a heated council campaign in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, spurring claims the Liberal Party has sought to use the Jewish community as "political pawns."

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Sydney church with 145 years of history sells in five minutes at auction (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Sept 6 - A real estate agent outbid several religious groups to buy a 145-year-old church in inner Sydney at auction on Wednesday.

Is nationalism replacing faith? (The Australian)
Sept 6 – (Opinion: Daniel Finkelstein) Politics has been shaped by Christianity for centuries but now that it’s vanishing, nationalism could take its place.

Lamb ad insensitive and disrespectful, say Hindus and Anglicans (The Guardian, Australia)
Sept 6 - A spring lamb campaign full of deities feasting on meat and making religious jokes has been condemned by Hindu and Anglican representatives as insensitive and disrespectful.

Same Sex Marriage

The Christian reasons I’ll vote yes (The Australian)
Sept 6 – (Opinion: Greg Sheridan) Christians should compromise on same sex-marriage but fiercely defend religious freedoms to the very death.

These religious leaders are putting dogma aside to support same-sex marriage (ABC News)  
Sept 7 - It is well known that the majority of the world’s religions stand in opposition not only to same-sex marriage but homosexuality.

Conflict, religion and dignity (The Australian)
Sept 8 - Two leading NSW legal voices explore some of the key judicial arguments for and against same-sex marriage.

Supporters, opponents of same sex marriage clash outside Brisbane church (The Courier-Mail, Brisbane)
Sept 8 - SUPPORTERS and opponents of same sex marriage have clashed outside a Brisbane church following the High Court decision allowing a postal vote to go ahead.

Christian school urges ’no’ to same-sex marriage in letter to parents as ’yes’ supporters rally (ABC News)  
Sept 9 - An Adelaide Christian school has sent a letter home to parents urging them to vote ’no’ in the upcoming postal survey on same-sex marriage.

My dad’s incredible reaction when I came out as gay (news.com.au)
Sept 9 - PEOPLE often ask me how I reconcile my faith with my sexual orientation.

 

 


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