Religion News Selection

July 2 – 9, 2023

A selection of religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)



Local Catholic schools object to Barker upgrade because it limits their own growth (Sydney Morning Herald)
July 9 – An exclusive Anglican private school’s proposed $121 million redevelopment is being fought by local Catholic schools because it would limit their own growth and lure away potential students.


Caste out: how Kerala’s food parcel scheme tackles poverty and prejudice (The Guardian, Australia)
July 7 – It’s a cliche that food cooked with love is the best, but in Kerala thousands of women have proved that cooking with a sense of shared humanity can produce a delicious meal.


Labor’s ideological war on faith a threat to dignity, morality (The Australian)
July 9 – (Opinion: Julian Leeser) Andrew Hastie is a shining example of how faith equips a person with the courage to stand apart from the mob.


I should never have married, but my Sydney church left me few options (Sydney Morning Herald)
July 9 – (Opinion: Steph Lentz) On the morning of my wedding day, I lay in bed staring at the ceiling rose in my mum’s spare room, following its concentric circles of colour and ornate moulding.