Religion News Australia 2016 - 40 (Oct 16 - 23)

  (23 October 16)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

October 16 - 23, 2016

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

abuse / anglican church / international stories / islam / politics / religion & society

 

 

 

ABUSE

Cops shielded Catholic monster (The Australian)
Oct 17 - Police complicity in covering-up child abuse by Ballarat clergy has been detailed by former senior cops.

Trinity Grammar School students raped other students, inquiry hears (ABC News)
Oct 20 - Students at Trinity Grammar School in Sydney's inner-west raped and simulated rape on other students using a wooden implement more than 15 years ago, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard.

Also: Alleged attacks on Trinity Grammar students but police not told: Royal Commission (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 22 - The deputy headmaster of Trinity Grammar School was told a student's underpants had been torn off and older boys had attempted to rape him but did not believe the allegation warranted a report to police, a royal commission has heard.

The devil’s playground (The Australian)
Oct 20 – (Opinion: Peter Hoysted) Why Ballarat? Why were so many pedophile priests active in the Victorian diocese.

 

ANGLICAN CHURCH

Why I don’t think we should redefine marriage to include same sex couples (news.com.au)
Oct 22 – (Opinion: Michael Stead) IN A recent opinion piece on news.com.au Jane Gilmore argued that the Sydney Anglican booklet What has God Joined Together? is a “logic fail”.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Anglican Church

Church of England could drop legal requirement for weekly Sunday services (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 17 - The Church of England is considering dropping its legal requirement to hold weekly Sunday services in churches with small and declining congregations.

Catholic Church

Magnificent seven: Pope Francis proclaims more saints (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 17 - The Pope has proclaimed seven further saints, including the Argentinian “gaucho priest” who served as an inspiration for the pontiff, and two people who were killed because of their faith.

Pope Francis targets deal with China in year of mercy (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 22 - For more than 50 years the Vatican’s relationship with China has been intractable.

Islam

Jakarta governor Ahok investigated over alleged Islam insult as elections loom (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 18 - Jakarta: Maverick Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, or Ahok, as he is known, has never had a filter.

Arabic billboard mocks Donald Trump's fear of Muslims (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 18 - A billboard has appeared alongside a Michigan highway mocking Donald Trump and his xenophobic rhetoric about Muslims and immigration.

Channel 4 presenter says hijab ruling means it's 'open season' on Muslims (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 20 - The Channel 4 News presenter Fatima Manji has accused the press regulator of giving a green light to newspapers to attack Muslims after it cleared Kelvin MacKenzie over his criticism of her wearing a hijab while reporting on the Nice terror attacks.

Islamic identity used to push Indonesia into becoming more conservative society, activist says (ABC News)
Oct 22 - Yenny Wahid, a well-known Islamic activist and daughter of the former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid, says Indonesia has become a more conservative society.

Judaism

Rise in anti-Semitic attacks on Twitter, many by Donald Trump supporters, report finds (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 20 - She had seen her face superimposed on the body of a concentration camp inmate.

Religious Violence

Battle for Mosul begins: Iraqi and Kurdish forces launch assault on Isis stronghold (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 17 - A long-awaited offensive to seize back the Iraqi city of Mosul after two years of Isis control has begun, the country’s prime minister has announced.

Syria is a morally ambiguous conflict (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 17 – (Opinion: Tom Switzer) Here's a thought experiment: how would the anti-American left feel had it emerged that the US was committing war crimes in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo?

Apocalypse? No. Syrian rebels seize Dabiq, Islamic State's 'doomsday' town (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 17 - Beirut: Syrian rebels say they've captured the village of Dabiq from Islamic State, forcing the jihadist group from a stronghold where it has promised to fight a final, apocalyptic battle with the West.

IS offered Mosul escape route (The Australian)
Oct 17 - The delicate operation to liberate the Iraqi city will involve leaving a corridor open for Islamic State fighters to flee.

Peshmergers lead IS pushback (The Australian)
Oct 18 - US-led coalition hits a cluster of Islamic State-held villages with a volley of air strikes and bombardments.

Islamic State using civilians human shields as coalition advances; IS leader reported to be inside (ABC News)
Oct 19 - Residents of Mosul say the Islamic State militant group (IS) is using civilians as human shields as Iraqi and Kurdish forces move to capture outlying villages in their advance on the jihadists' stronghold.

Over 100 Chibok schoolgirls unwilling to leave Islamist extremists, community leader says (ABC News)
Oct 19 - Nigeria's Government is negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction by Boko Haram in 2014, but more than 100 others appear unwilling to leave their Islamic extremist captors, a community leader says.

Australian forces help Iraq, Kurds in their march on ISIS stronghold of Mosul (news.com.au)
Oct 19 - AUSTRALIAN Defence Force personnel have joined the push to retake the Islamic State’s self-declared capital Mosul, in just over 24 hours recapturing 200 square kilometres of land and liberating nine small villages.

Iraqi general calls on Islamic State fighters to surrender as operation enters third day (ABC News)
Oct 20 - A senior Iraqi general has called on Iraqis fighting for the Islamic State militant group in Mosul to surrender as the wide-scale operation to retake the militant-held city entered its third day.

Retaken towns show Islamic State driven underground, living like rabbits (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 20 - Badana, Iraq: The farming village of Badana, east of Mosul, was turned into a bunker during more than two years of Islamic State rule.

Road to Mosul: Abandoned villages rigged with tunnels and bombs (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 20 - Sheikh Amir:  A deep tunnel, booby-trapped with an improvised explosive device, burrows under houses at the entrance to the village. Nearby, an anti-personnel mine lies half buried in a dirt road.

IS chemical apocalypse threat (The Australian)
Oct 20 - One of the largest chemical production facilities in the Middle East in Mosul has been rigged with explosives by Islamic State.

IS launches major counter-attack in Kirkuk; some 550 families used as human shields, UN says (ABC News)
Oct 22 - Islamic State (IS) militants have launched a major counter-attack on the oil rich city of Kirkuk, as Iraqi and Kurdish forces continued operations to seize territory around Mosul in preparation for an offensive on the jihadists' last major stronghold in Iraq.

Growing zeal of jihadists (The Australian)
Oct 22 – (Opinion: Robert Manne)a The ideology Islamic State is fighting for in Mosul has evolved over 50 years

Isis kills dozens and seizes hostages in counter-attack on Kirkuk (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 22 - Battered and in retreat over much of northern Iraq, Islamic State has launched a surprise counterattack far from its last redoubt of Mosul, taking over three districts of Kirkuk, killing dozens and holding perhaps hundreds hostage.

'Traumatised' Iraqi children party after escape from Islamic State rule (ABC News)
Oct 23 - In a hot, dusty field in the middle of Iraq's largest refugee camp, there is a party with face-painting, balloons, streamers, ballgames and hundreds of children having the time of their lives.

Iraqi army troops storm into Christian region under Islamic State control since 2014 (ABC News)
Oct 23 - Nearly 1,000 people have inhaled toxic fumes after Islamic State militants set fire to a sulphur plant south of Mosul, during a US-backed campaign to clear the entrances to the group's last major stronghold in Iraq.

Iraq security forces kill Islamic State militants as fight to regain Kirkuk and Mosul continue (news.com.au)
Oct 23 - SECURITY forces have overcome a big assault by Islamic State militants in Kirkuk and regained full control of the northern Iraqi oil city, Iraqi state TV reports.

Tanks crush Mosul suicide cars (The Australian)
Oct 23 - The Iraqi army advance on the IS stronghold is being met by waves of bombers.

Other

The Bible? Not on my desert island, say majority of Britons (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 16 - Twice as many over-65s as teenagers would choose to take the book along with their favourite pieces of music and a luxury item if invited on to the Radio 4 show.

Bridge collapse kills at least eight people off the coast of Bali (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 17 - Bali: An iconic yellow suspension bridge linking two islands off the coast of Bali has collapsed killing eight people and injuring 42 others.

Hindus for Trump: behind the uneasy alliance with rightwing US politics (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 18 - To a South Asian onlooker, this could have been a scene from any other Desi function on a Saturday night.

Water in Fiji village claimed to have healing properties (ABC News)
Oct 21 - In Fiji hundreds of people are flocking to the village of Natadradave in Dawasamu, Tailevu to be bathed under water that is said to contain miraculous healing qualities.

 

ISLAM

High alert for foreign fighter threat as Islamic State crumbles (Brisbane Times)
Oct 22 - Australian jihadists attempting to return home as battle erupts around the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul should be locked up if they return, or placed under the "closest monitoring we can arrange" according to former army chief Peter Leahy.

 

POLITICS

Jacqui Lambie demands pre-emptive pardons for Australians accused of war crimes (ABC News)
Oct 19 - Former soldier-turned-independent senator Jacqui Lambie is demanding a pre-emptive pardon for any defence personnel accused of war crimes against the Taliban or Islamic State.

Greens demand review of decision not to pursue charity 'campaigning' against party (ABC News)
Oct 19 - Greens leader Richard Di Natale has announced his party plans to challenge a decision by the charities regulator not to pursue the Catholic Church, after he alleged it campaigned against his party during the federal election campaign.

Also: Catholic Church lashes out at Greens leader Richard Di Natale in charity 'campaigning' row (ABC News)
Oct 23 - The head of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria, Stephen Elder, has lashed out at the Greens, accusing the party of being anti-Christian.

Bob Day 'forgives' $1.4m loan to Family First as liquidators assess company (The Guardian, Australia)
Oct 22 - Bob Day has “forgiven” a $1.4m loan to Family First as part of the continuing fallout associated with the collapse of his building empire.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

The Christian lobby is now trying to convince women that abortion causes breast cancer (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 19 – (Opinion: Jane Gilmore ) Two years ago, Eric Abetz was laughed off The Project for alluding to studies from the 1950s that linked abortion and breast cancer.

Sport and Recreation Centres: NSW government explores privatisation (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 22 - The state government has held confidential talks with commercial operators and organisations that have Christian mission statements, as part of a controversial outsourcing proposal for Sport and Recreation Centres used for thousands of school camps every year.

Remote Northern Territory community of Manyallaluk builds church out of disused junk (ABC News)
Oct 23 - Residents from Manyallaluk, a remote Indigenous community 400 kilometres south-east of Darwin, have built their own church out of disused junk from a local landfill.

 


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