Religion News Australia 2016 - 31 (Aug 7 - 14)

  (13 August 16)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

August 7 - 14, 2016

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

abuse / arts & entertainment / catholic church  / education / international stories / islam / politics / religion & society

 

 

 

ABUSE

Catholic Church housed paedophiles on same inner-city property it rents out as function centre (The Age, Melbourne)
Aug 8 - The Catholic Church has housed a string of paedophile Christian Brothers on the same inner-city property it rents out as a family-friendly function centre.

 

ABUSE – Anglican Church

Newcastle lawyer did not tell police about abuse allegations against priests, royal commission hears (ABC News)
Aug 8 - A Newcastle lawyer and Anglican Church official has said he did not go to police with allegations of abuse against priests because he was trying to protect the church.

Judge who presided over child sex case earlier represented church, Newcastle inquiry hears (ABC News)
Aug 9 - A Newcastle judge who presided over the committal hearing of an Anglican priest on child sex abuse charges earlier appeared for the church during an internal inquiry, a royal commission has heard.

Anglican church tried to change rules to keep child sex abuse findings quiet – inquiry (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 11 - Attempts were made to change Anglican church rules so that findings of child sex abuse against priests were kept private, a whistleblower has told the royal commission.

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Bachelor's Keira Maguire distances herself from paedophile father and cult past (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 8 - The Bachelor star Keira Maguire grew up in a "polygamist cult" headed up by her late father, Alistah Laishkochav, a convicted paedophile.

Also: Keira Maguire's mother defended polygamist cult to A Current Affair (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 10 - A Current Affair has dug up old footage of time spent with cult polygamist Alistah Laishkochav and his family, including then-cult wife and mother to this year's Bachelor contestant Keira, Michelle Maguire.

Dancing Shiva: Indian villagers still waiting for the return of their stolen statue (ABC News)
Aug 8 - Two years after the Australian National Gallery gave a stolen sculpture back to India, it remains in police storage — and the south Indian villagers awaiting its return say they still do not know when their prized Dancing Shiva will come home.

 

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Sister Angela O'Donoghue, who spent most of her life in Abbotsford Convent, turns 100 (ABC News)
Aug 13 - A nun who has spent most of her life at the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne has celebrated her 100th birthday.

 

EDUCATION

School ‘has never had gay child’ (The Australian)
Aug 8 - The principal of Al-Faisal college in Sydney’s west says the Islamic school has never had a child who was gay

Police probe pornography ring at Melbourne elite private school St Michael's (The Age, Melbourne)
Aug 10 - Police are investigating a pornography ring at a Melbourne private school which involved boys sharing explicit images of young naked girls.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Islam

Ukip's Lisa Duffy wants to ban Muslim veil in public venues (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 8 - A Ukip leadership candidate is calling for a ban on Muslim women wearing a veil in public buildings, shopping centres and on buses and trains.

Family of Muslim teen arrested over clock files lawsuit (news.com.au)
Aug 9 - THE family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school has sued Texas school officials, saying they violated the 14-year-old boy’s civil rights.

The perils of ‘flying while Muslim’ (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 9 - On March 26 this year, Hasan Aldewachi was on his way back from a science conference in Vienna, and looking forward to seeing his family.

Hijab-wearing beach volleyballer Doaa Elghobashy makes history at Rio Olympics (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 9 - As the two athletes leapt for the volleyball, they were divided by not only the net, but by the stark differences in their national uniforms.

Burka talk signals German poll (The Australian)
Aug 11 - A proposal from Angela Merkel’s party to ban the burka in Germany can only mean an election is coming.

Uproar in France over 'burkini ban' at Cannes beaches (ABC News)
Aug 13 - Anti-racism organisations and human rights groups have vowed to overturn a "deeply worrying" ban on the wearing of burkinis — full-body swimsuits — on the beaches of Cannes.

Religious Violence

ISIS: the fall & rise (The Australian)
Aug 8 – (Opinion: Paul Maley, Cameron Stewart) As the ‘caliphate’ crumbles, expect more outrages in the West.

French girl, 16, charged with allegedly supporting Islamic State (The Guardian, Australia)
Aug 9 - A judge has handed a 16-year-old French girl preliminary terrorism charges for allegedly supporting the Islamic State group and trying to perpetrate an attack, prosecutors have said.

Islamic State found a wealth of ancient artefacts in Tal Ajaja. They destroyed them (news.com.au)
Aug 10 - WHEN the Islamic State captured an ancient Assyrian city, they discovered previously unknown millennia-old statues and cuneiform tablets. Then they destroyed them.

US decries IS 'genocide' of Christians, Shiites, Yazidis (Seven News)
Aug 11 - Washington (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday denounced the "genocide" carried out by the Islamic State group against Christians, Shiites and Yazidis, as the State Department unveiled its somber annual report on religious freedom around the world.

Killing of Islamic State leader by US drone confirmed by Pentagon (news.com.au)
Aug 13 - THE leader of Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been killed in a US drone strike, the Pentagon says.

Jumble of jihadis in endless war (The Australian)
Aug 13 – (Opinion: Jonathan Spyer) Syria’s Sunni rebels refuse to accept that there’s no prospect of a victory.

Russians bomb ISIS ‘capital’ (The Australian)
Aug 13 - Russia has sent bombers to strike a series of Islamic State targets in the group’s de facto capital of Raqqa.

Other

Statue of Jesus opens its eyes in ‘miracle’ which has left priests and church goers in shock (news.com.au)
Aug 10 - SPOOKY footage has emerged of a statue of Jesus appearing to open its eyes, with many believers claiming the spectacle is a miracle.

Human remains found among burnt offerings at Greek mountain top altar to Zeus (news.com.au)
Aug 11 - ARCHAEOLOGISTS have made a sinister discovery at the top of a Greek mountain which might corroborate one of the darkest legends of antiquity.

Donald Trump says Barack Obama is the ‘founder of ISIS’ (news.com.au)
Aug 11 - REPUBLICAN presidential candidate Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State group.

 

ISLAM

Perth boxing club fires worker after banning woman for being Muslim (WAToday.com.au)
Aug 8 - A Perth boxing club worker who told a woman she couldn't fight at his club because she was Muslim has been sacked.

Cultural relativism is unnecessary (The Australian)
Aug 8 – (Opinion: Jennifer Oriel) The West must adopt a zero-tolerance policy towards jihadists and their ideology

Architect designs 'contemporary' mosque for Muslim community in Melbourne's west (ABC News)
Aug 8 - An acclaimed architect has designed what he calls the first contemporary Australian mosque.

Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour on the rise of terrorism and hate speech (The Age, Melbourne)
Aug 10 - Australians have a right to be fearful about the rise of terrorism, Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour says, but banning Muslim immigration is not the solution.

AFL offers Muslim-only ‘diversity’ positions (news.com.au)
Aug 11 - THE AFL is offering 10 “diversity trainee” positions worth $34,000 a year exclusively to Muslim youth as part of a Federal Government-funded program.

 

POLITICS

Australian Muslim Party founder Diaa Mohamed charged over alleged fraud racket (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 10 - The founder of the Australian Muslim Party is facing criminal charges after allegedly carrying out a lucrative fraud racket worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Andrew Denton lashes out at 'subterranean Catholic force' blocking voluntary euthanasia laws (ABC News)
Aug 10 - Andrew Denton has lashed out at a "subterranean Catholic force" of politicians and businessman who he claims continue to thwart attempts to allow legally assisted voluntary euthanasia in Australia.

Religion must either modernise or face obsolescence (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 13 – (Opinion: Dina Brawer ) In the United States the Democratic Party recently nominated Hillary Clinton as its presidential candidate.

 


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