Religion News Selection

June 13 – 20, 2021

A selection of religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)



‘Greedy land grab’: Why Sydney’s top private schools can be difficult neighbours (Sydney Morning Herald)
June 20 – Private schools are becoming some of Sydney’s most controversial developers, with neighbouring residents and local councils opposing their lavish plans.


The martyr who may rise again: Christian right’s faith in Trump not shaken (The Guardian, Australia)
June 20 – The talk in the carpeted corridors of the Road to Majority conference suggests the ex-president’s big lie has firmly taken root


Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster loses bid for legal recognition as incorporated entity (ABC News)
June 19 – The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster will remain in the realms of satire, after an attempt to have its Australian wing formally recognised was rejected by a South Australian legal authority on the grounds that the purported religion is nothing more than a “hoax”.

Generosity or exploitation? Why some Australians give 10 per cent of their income to a church (ABC News)
June 20 – Fifteen years ago, Catherine Fuertes made a financial decision that would ripple through her life.