Religion News Selection

August 16 – 23, 2020

A selection of religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)


Religious Violence

Holocaust denial graffitied at site of Nazi massacre in France (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 23 – Vandals have scrawled graffiti denying the Holocaust on a wall in the village that was the site of the Nazis’ biggest massacre of civilians in France during the second world war.


Yorkshire church to be adorned with Chronicles of Narnia statues (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 20 – Narnia’s mythical creatures and talking beasts, which have enchanted children for 70 years, have found a new home at a 12th-century parish church in east Yorkshire.

Trump spreads false claim Democrats dropped God from Pledge of Allegiance (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 23 – Before playing golf on Saturday, Donald Trump took time to spread a false claim about God on Twitter.


Hard-right Libs in secret candidate plot (The Australian)
Aug 22 – A plan to promote religious candidates for preselection and place conservative warlords in electorates has been exposed.


I mourn the loss of rituals for year 12 (Sydney Morning Herald)
Aug 19 – (Opinion: Daisy Turnbull) I remember two specific moments from the end of my year 12.

As the Christchurch shooter faces sentencing, what has Australia learned about far-right terror? (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 23 – In the weeks after the New Zealand Christchurch massacre, the attention of the international media turned to a small town on the New South Wales mid-north coast.