Religion News Selection

November 7 – 14, 2021

A selection of religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)



Flowerkid: ‘I was so little and all I could think was that I was a sinner. I was going to hell’ (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 11 – In the video for his 2020 single Miss Andry, Sydney pop artist Flowerkid sits slumped in the corner of a boxing ring.


Half of Britons do not know 6m Jews were murdered in Holocaust (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 10 – Just over half of Britons did not know that 6 million Jewish people were murdered during the Holocaust, and less than a quarter thought that 2 million or fewer were killed, a new survey has found.


Influential rightwing Christians lead opposition to Idaho Covid measures (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 10 – The controversial rightwing Christ Church – and its pastor, Douglas Wilson – have led an uncompromising campaign of opposition to coronavirus public health measures in Idaho, revealing the church’s powerful influence in its home city of Moscow and beyond.


LGBTQ+ groups mobilise against Coalition’s religious discrimination bill (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 11 – Equality advocates are mobilising against the Coalition’s revived religious discrimination bill and urging changes to ensure minority groups are not harmed by the legislation.


Too hot for ceremony: climate is fast changing for First Peoples and it’s not our ‘Australian way’ (The Age, Melbourne)
Nov 10 – (Opinion: Brooke Prentis) As an Aboriginal Christian leader, I’ve travelled widely across Australia’s diverse and beautiful landscape.