Religion News Australia 2016 - 17 (Apr 24 - May 1)

  (30 April 16)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

April 24 – May 1, 2016

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

abuse / arts & entertainment / international stories / islam / politics / religion & society

 

 

 

ABUSE

Monsignor denies George Pell kept in dark about alleged paedophile Peter Searson (ABC News)
Apr 27 - A former director of Catholic Education Melbourne has firmly denied claims by Cardinal George Pell that management deceived him about the actions of accused paedophile priest Peter Searson.

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Award-winning photographer snaps Brisbane Muslims for special project (ABC News)
Apr 28 - The lives, ambitions, and beliefs of more than 40 members of Brisbane's Muslim community have been put under the spotlight in a new project aimed at dispelling misconceptions about Islam and its followers.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Religious Violence

Bangladeshi gay rights activist hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack (ABC News)
Apr 26 - Suspected Islamist militants have hacked to death a leading gay rights activist and a friend in an apartment in the Bangladeshi capital, police say.

IS ‘cubs’ told to kill parents (The Australian)
Apr 29 - Jihadist ‘lion cubs of the caliphate’ are being taught to spy on and even kill their parents at Islamic State training camps.

Inmates jeer Paris gunman (The Australian)
Apr 29 - Paris terrorist Salah Abdeslam was mocked by radical Islamists in a French jail because he failed to blow himself up.

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam is a little jerk, his lawyer says (The Age, Melbourne)
​Apr 30 - Salah Abdeslam has been charged by French authorities over November's Paris terrorist attacks that killed 130 people.

The destruction ISIS leaves behind (news.com.au)
Apr 30 - THE broken face of a human skull looks up towards the afternoon sun.

Islamic State defector says everything the terror group stands for is fake (news.com.au)
Apr 30 - A FORMER member of ISIS who appeared in the terror group’s beheading videos reveals why he turned his back on the “caliphate”.

Islamic State claims murder of Hindu tailor in Bangladesh (ABC News)
May 1 - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the murder of a Hindu tailor in central Bangladesh on Saturday, according to a US-based monitoring group, amid a rise in attacks on religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

Other

Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Apr 29 - Beijing: A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions.

Memoir reveals ‘Tom Cruise’s secret feud with Scientology leader David Miscavige’ (news.com.au)
Apr 29 - TOM Cruise secretly feuded with Scientology leader David Miscavige following his conversion to the controversial religion, according to an explosive new memoir.

Mark Storms shoots and kills Robert Braxton in Pennsylvania church after saving seats row (news.com.au)
Apr 30 - A CHURCHGOER has been charged with shooting dead another congregation member after an argument about reserving seats with bibles.

A huge boat inspired by Noah’s ark is heading for America (news.com.au)
May 1 - A DUTCH carpenter inspired by a dream to build a massive replica of Noah’s Ark has a new and equally daunting vision — to bring the 125m vessel to the Americas in time for the Olympic Games in Brazil.

'You're a sinner': how a Mormon university shames rape victims (The Guardian, Australia)
May 1 - Madi Barney sat sobbing in the Provo, Utah, police department.

 

ISLAM

Narre Warren North mosque: Rejection of plan not based on religion, Melbourne council says (ABC News)
Apr 26 - The rejection of an application to build a mosque in Melbourne's south-east is about planning, not religion, says the local Mayor.

The secret mosques opening their doors to gay Muslims (ABC News)
Apr 29 - More Imams are coming out as gay and preaching that homosexuality isn't condemned in Islam.

All Muslims should not be blamed for actions of select few, Canberra artist says (ABC News)
Apr 30 - Blaming and shaming all Muslims for the misdeeds of a few is damaging community relations in Australia, Canberra artist Fatima Killeen says.

Museum pushes positive values to counter youth radicalisation in Melbourne's Islamic community (ABC News)
May 1 - The students from Ilim College in Melbourne's north feel the pressures of being a teenager more than most.

 

POLITICS

There is a God. And He votes for Malcolm Turnbull (Daily Telegraph, Sydney)
Apr 30 – (Opinion: Joe Hildebrand) There’s not much faith left in Australian politics these days but this week it emerged that there is a God and He votes for Malcolm Turnbull.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Parishioners fill Newcastle's church-turned-theatre (ABC News)
Apr 26 - The church pews may be emptying, but the theatre stalls in one part of the New South Wales Hunter Valley are filling up.

Deradicalisation programs: do they work? (The Age, Melbourne)
Apr 26 – (Opinion: Irfan Yusuf) A 16-year-old boy from suburban Sydney with no criminal record has been charged with an offence whose maximum penalty is life imprisonment.

AFL season 2016: St Kilda, Sydney targeted in protest against AFL's first gay pride game (The Age, Melbourne)
May 1 - Football is the latest battleground for opponents of gay marriage who are targeting St Kilda and Sydney as part of a campaign to derail the AFL's first Pride match.

 

 


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