Religion News Australia 2018 - 34 (Oct 1 - 7)

  (07 October 18)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

October 1 - 7, 2018

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ABUSE

Teachers, nurses and priests could be jailed over Tasmania's new child abuse disclosure laws (ABC News)
Oct 2 - Teachers, nurses and priests are among some of the professionals who could face jail time under newly proposed mandatory reporting laws, should they fail to report suspected cases of child sex abuse.

Former NSW teacher Edward Smith Hall found guilty of 21 child sex offences (ABC News)
Oct 6 - A former Newcastle and Sydney school teacher has spent his first night in jail after being found guilty of 21 child sexual abuse offences.

 

CATHOLIC CHURCH

The bishop's ring: Catholic leader's political influence alarms (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 6 - Prime ministers sing his praises, property developers beat a path to his historic mansion and powerbrokers complain of “literally” having to kiss his ring.

 

EDUCATION

Private school funding: Should the Government pick up the tab? (ABC News)
Oct 5 - When the Government announced it would pour $4.5 billion into the Catholic and independent education sectors, it shored up the future of many small private schools that were facing the prospect of steep fee hikes to remain viable.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Anglican Church

Archbishop of York says he will retire in 2020 (The Guardian, Australia)  
Oct 1 - The archbishop of York, John Sentamu, is to retire in June 2020, creating a vacancy for the number two position in the Church of England that many hope will be filled by a woman.

Catholic Church

Catholic Church at the crossroads (The Australian)
Oct 6 – (Opinion: Greg Sheridan) Pope’s popularity takes a dive among a flock that has never been more split.

Judaism

Malaysian prime minister calls Jews 'hook-nosed' (The Guardian, Australia)  
Oct 3 - The Malaysian prime minister has described Jews as “hook-nosed” and blamed them for creating the troubles in the Middle East – reigniting accusations of antisemitism against him.

French court orders return of looted painting to Jewish family (The Guardian, Australia)  
Oct 3 - A Paris court has decreed that a Pissarro painting stolen from a French Jewish family during the German occupation must be returned to them.

My dad showed me how to be a journalist, a Jew and a man (The Guardian, Australia)  
Oct 6 – (Opinion: Jonathan Freedland) If it were up to me, I’d write this piece next week or perhaps the week after.

Religious Violence

Nobel Peace Prize awarded for efforts to end sexual violence in war (ABC News)
Oct 6 - Physician Denis Mukwege and former captive of the Islamic State (IS) group Nadia Murad have won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

I was an Isis sex slave. I tell my story because it is the best weapon I have (The Guardian, Australia)  
Oct 6 – (Opinion: Nadia Murad) The slave market opened at night.

Other

Einstein's letter belittling God, religion expected to fetch at least $1 million (Brisbane Times)
Oct 7 - A letter in which Albert Einstein explicitly rejected God and religion will be auctioned in December for the second time since the famous physicist wrote it, a year before his death.

 

ISLAM

'I'm gunna use my knife as efficiently as possible': terror plotter laughed as he confessed (Brisbane Times)   
Oct 3 - As terror plotter Ibrahim Abbas stands in Federation Square on a December night he points at Flinders Street.

'Jihadi Bonnie and Clyde' guilty of terrorism plot (Brisbane Times)
Oct 5 - An infatuated young Sydney couple, who aspired to be a jihadi Bonnie and Clyde, have been found guilty of plotting a terrorist attack.

 

POLITICS

Scott Morrison: what is Pentecostalism and how might it influence our PM? (ABC News)
Oct 1 - Since Scott Morrison became prime minister last month, much has been made about his religious beliefs and the impact they are likely to have on his leadership.

Michael Kirby attacks Coalition for failure to release Ruddock religious freedom report (The Guardian, Australia)  
Oct 5 - Michael Kirby has blasted the Coalition for failing to release the Ruddock review, warning that secularism is at threat and Australians are right to be “suspicious” the government has not stated its plans on religious freedom.

Legislating religious freedom will be a minefield for Morrison (Brisbane Times)
Oct 6 - It seems that the government is going to hang on to Philip Ruddock’s report on religious freedom until after this month’s by-election and then, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, take some legislative action on it.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Jacqui Lambie and SBS crew caught in ISIS attack in Syria (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 3 - Jacqui Lambie and an SBS crew have found themselves caught up in an ISIS attack in Syria while filming Go Back To Where You Came From Live.

Local councils remove opening prayer in step towards embracing religious diversity (ABC News)
Oct 3 - Councillors in regional Victoria have said they are trying to recognise their local community's religious diversity by no longer opening their meetings with a Christian prayer.

Orange Order sells Box Hill site (Brisbane Times)
Oct 6 - One of the state’s earliest religious societies, the Loyal Orange Institution, has sold a vast 12,627 sq m site in Box Hill South for more than $15 million.

'Forced to walk the gauntlet': High Court threat to safe access zones (Brisbane Times)
Oct 7 - Abortion clinic staff fear going back to the “dark ages” as anti-abortionists challenge in the High Court the Victorian and Tasmanian laws that banished religious protesters from outside their workplaces

How a Kardashian backlash is giving rise to modest dressing (Brisbane Times)
Oct 7 - In 1987, when Chaya Chanin was three years old, she was curating her own wardrobe, letting her mother know through her monosyllabic vocabulary whether she was prepared to be attired in the suggested outfit.

 

 


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