Religion News Australia 2016 - 43 (Nov 6 - 13)

  (13 November 16)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

November 6 - 13, 2016

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ABUSE

Churches can avoid sex abuse compo plan (The West Australian)
Nov 6 - Churches, State governments and other institutions are under pressure to “opt in” to a national redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse.

Senator Derryn Hinch uses parliamentary privilege to name Brisbane paedophile teacher (ABC News)
Nov 9 - Independent senator Derryn Hinch has accused a Brisbane private school of failing to notify parents about a paedophile teacher.

Child abuse healing service: Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop's absence 'appalling', advocates say (ABC News)
Nov 12 - Advocates for victims of child abuse have hit out at the Archbishop of the Canberra-Goulburn region over his absence at a healing service at Marist College, labelling his decision "appalling".

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

'Considerably reduced' ABC religious programming contravenes charter, church leaders say (ABC News)
Nov 9 - Religious leaders are preparing to meet with ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie tomorrow, warning cuts to the national broadcaster's religious programming contravene its charter.

Also: Faith leaders petition Michelle Guthrie over ABC religious programming cuts (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 10 - Christian leaders met with the ABC managing director, Michelle Guthrie, on Wednesday to protest against the broadcaster’s decision to cut religious programming.

‘ABC maligned my beliefs’ (The Australian)
Nov 9 - Tennis great Margaret Court says she felt maligned by the ABC for her religious beliefs and opposition to gay marriage.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Islam

Muslim liberal admits she’s one of Trump’s ‘silent voters’ (news.com.au)
Nov 13 - MEET Asra Nomani: The Muslim immigrant and lifelong liberal who secretly voted for Donald Trump.

Religious Violence

Islamic State brutality revealed as military advances (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 8 - Hammam Al-Alil: From behind the curtains of his bedroom window, 29-year-old Riyad Ahmed would peer out at Islamic State fighters dragging civilians into a makeshift jail across the street and then sending them in the middle of the night to be executed.

Isis forces 1,500 Iraqi families to march to Mosul (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 9 - Islamic State militants have forced 1,500 Iraqi families to march to Mosul from the village of Hammam al-Alil, where advancing soldiers have found a mass grave feared to contain dozens of bodies.

Paris attacks: Routine returns to city but scars remain on anniversary (ABC News)
Nov 13 - The crowd outside the Bataclan Theatre in Paris seems equal parts excited and anxious.

Blast at Pakistan shrine kills at least 52 (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 13 - Quetta, Pakistan: An explosion claimed by militant group Islamic State ripped through a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 52 people and wounding scores, officials said.

Isis sends female supporters to serve as frontline suicide bombers (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 13 - Islamic State is using increasing numbers of women to evade security measures and spearhead a wave of attacks across Europe and the Islamic world as it loses territory in the Middle East.

Other

Why a Christian minister turned on God but wants to remain in the Church (ABC News)
Nov 7 - As a progressive Christian minister, Gretta Vosper has always tried to lead her congregation with reverence for how people live, rather than what they believe.

White evangelicals are playing the long game. This is the result they wanted (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 12 – (Opinion: Hollis Phelps) Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton wouldn’t have been possible without the support of white evangelical voters.

The rainbow of religious belief: why extremist thinking doesn’t work (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 13 – (Opinion: Richard Holloway) ‘Some people are gay. Get over it.’

 

ISLAM

Alleged terror cell leader believes it was his destiny to become counter-terrorism target (ABC News)
Nov 8 - Just three-and-a-half years ago, young Noongar man Junaid Thorne was working as an intern at a global property agency in Saudi Arabia and planning a lucrative career as an investment adviser in the Middle East's financial centre, Riyadh.

Islam ‘Brothers’ face visit ban (The Australian)
Nov 8 - Organisers behind a group raising money for convicted Islamic terrorists will be banned from visiting NSW jails.

 

POLITICS

Liberal MP Russell Broadbent calls out George Christensen for anti-Islam remarks (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 8 - Politicians don't usually admit to mistakes when they address the national parliament, but veteran Liberal Russell Broadbent confessed to a big one on Monday evening: failing to repudiate his colleagues who promote fear and division.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Too many religious institutions consider themselves beyond reach (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 8 – (Opinion: Wendy Squires ) As someone who has followed the child sex abuse royal commission  with horror and fury, my  desire (make that demand) has been consistent  – make them pay!

Margaret Court: I would have won six Wimbledons if I had found God earlier (ABC News)
Nov 9 - Margaret Court, the most decorated tennis player in history, believes she could have been even better if she had found God during her career.

Push to weaken Racial Discrimination Act opposed by ethnic and religious groups (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 10 - Ethnic, religious and racial minority groups have rallied against a renewed push by conservatives to water down the Racial Discrimination Act.

 

 


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