Religion News Australia 2017 - 17 (May 7 - 14)

  (13 May 17)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

May 7 - 14, 2017

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

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

 

 

 

ABUSE

Newcastle’s Anglican Diocese $1m in red under weight of sexual abuse redress (ABC News)  
May 12 - Newcastle’s Anglican Diocese says it may have to sell church assets to make up a $1 million shortfall in the amount due to be paid to survivors of abuse this financial year.

Also: Newcastle Anglican church may sell some assets to pay abuse victims (The Guardian, Australia)
May 13 - The Anglican church of Newcastle has told its members it may sell some of its assets to meet redress payments for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.

Cardinal George Pell allegedly sexually abused cathedral choirboys, book claims (Sydney Morning Herald)  
May 13 - Explosive claims of child sex abuse have been levelled against Australia’s highest-ranking Catholic official, Cardinal George Pell.

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Van Gogh exhibition paints a vivid portrait of the world’s most popular artist (Sydney Morning Herald)  
May 13 - When Vincent Van Gogh shot himself in a field near Auvers-sur-Oise in 1890 he was on the verge of a successful career.

 

EDUCATION

Turnbull v Catholics (The Australian)
May 8 – (Opinion: Jennifer Oriel) The PM’s Gonski school reforms could further disenfranchise religious schools that serve the working poor.

Catholic schools warn principals about Turnbull government’s funding estimator tool (Sydney Morning Herald)  
May 12 - Catholic education bodies have slammed federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham for sending letters to principals with funding estimates that contained numerical errors, and have joined the NSW government in telling the heads of schools not to rely on the Turnbull government’s school funding estimator tool.

St Andrew’s Cathedral School at war with massage parlour offering erotic schoolgirl service
May 13 - One of Sydney’s oldest high schools is at war with an alleged illegal brothel that is enticing clients through its doors with workers dressed as schoolgirls.

Education’s biggest trend: Why home taught kids are doing better (news.com.au)
May 13 - IT’S arguably the biggest trend in education and even teachers are shocked.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Anglican Church

Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of persecution of Middle East Christians (The Guardian, Australia)
May 8 - The archbishop of Canterbury has spoken of the suffering and persecution of Christians and others in the Middle East, saying he has heard voices of anger, fear and insecurity while on a 12-day trip to the Holy Land.

Catholic Church

Pope Francis arrives in Portugal to canonise children at Fátima shrine (The Guardian, Australia)
May 13 - Pope Francis has arrived in the Portuguese town of Fátima to honour two children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important events of the 20th-century Catholic church.

Islam

Jakarta’s Christian governor Ahok found guilty in Islam blasphemy trial (ABC News)  
May 9 - An Indonesian court has sentenced the minority Christian governor of Jakarta to two years in prison for blaspheming the Koran at a trial that undermined the country’s reputation for practicing a moderate form of Islam.

Also: Ahok verdict: Mob politics brings down Jakarta’s Christian governor (ABC News)  
May 10 – (Opinion: Adam Harvey) The mob came for Jakarta’s governor Ahok, and it caught him.

Also: Jailing of Jakarta governor Ahok puts focus back on Indonesian blasphemy laws (Brisbane Times)
May 13 - Jakarta: Within hours of Jakarta’s governor being locked up at Cipinang detention centre on Tuesday, thousands of Indonesians had changed their profile pictures on social media to a black square.

Indon Islamists to target ethnic Chinese (The Australian)
May 12 - The leader of a powerful Indonesian Islamist organisation that led the push to jail Jakarta’s Christian governor has laid out plans for a new, racially charged campaign targeting economic inequality and foreign investment.

Indian Supreme Court to rule on end of ’triple talaq’, instant divorce (Brisbane Times)
May 12 - Delhi: Five of India’s most senior judges have started a hearing which could end up being a watershed in the way Muslim men relate to their wives.

Religious Violence

Chibok schoolgirls: Nigeria President Buhari welcomes 82 girls released by Boko Haram (ABC News)  
May 8 - A group of 82 girls held captive for three years by Islamist militants have met Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in the capital Abuja, a day after they were released in exchange for several militant commanders, officials say.

Vile jihadist Khaled Sharrouf in new atrocity showing son posing with dead man (news.com.au)
May 8 - TWISTED Australian-born jihadist Khaled Sharrouf has again used one of his children in a sickening propaganda photograph for the terrorist Islamic State group.

Also: Image ’almost beyond belief’ (The Australian)
May 8 - Malcolm Turnbull has condemned Khaled Sharrouf’s use of his son to promote horrific Islamic State activities.

IS leader in Afghanistan killed (The Australian)
May 8 - The US military confirms its forces have killed Sheikh Abdul Hasib, Islamic State’s leader in Afghanistan.

Police crack down on anti-Muslim radicals in Myanmar after mob violence (Brisbane Times)
May 13 - Bangkok: Police in Myanmar have moved to arrest ultra-nationalists backed by Buddhist monks amid a resurgence of mob violence aimed at the country’s Muslim minority.

No justice yet for family of Indian man killed in ’cow vigilante’ attack (ABC News)  
May 13 - In a couple of days, Jebuna Begum, the wife of a 55-year-old Indian dairy farmer pummelled to death by self-styled cow vigilantes, will come out of her customary 40-day mourning period.

Bomb kills 25 as it hits Pakistan convoy (news.com.au)
May 13 - A bomb has exploded next to a convoy of the deputy chairman of the Pakistan Senate in the violence-plagued province of Baluchistan, killing at least 25 people, officials say.

US-backed Kurds stalk Raqqa (The Australian)
May 13 - A Kurdish-led military force backed by Washington is closing in on Islamic State’s stronghold of Raqqa.

Deradicalising Indonesian terrorists (The Saturday Paper)
May 13 – (Opinion: Martin Goettske) Amir Abdillah turns his head away. He doesn’t want to look at the photograph of himself.

Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza seeks revenge on US for killing dad (news.com.au)
May 14 - OSAMA bin Laden’s son wants to avenge his father’s death and follow in his footsteps by waging war against the West.

Other

Pokemon Go user found guilty of inciting religious hatred after playing game in Russian church (ABC News)  
May 12 - A man has been found guilty of inciting religious hatred after playing interactive smartphone game Pokemon Go inside a Russian Orthodox church.

 

ISLAM

Islamic State recruiter’s wife Moutia Elzahed charged for refusing to stand in court (ABC News)  
May 8 - A Sydney woman who refused to stand in court, citing her Islamic faith, has become the first person to be charged under the state’s new "disrespectful behaviour" laws.

Teacher surrounded by students in ISIS shirts (news.com.au)
May 12 - A SYDNEY teacher has revealed she was left scared for her life after a group of school students flew the ISIS flag and threatened to behead her.

Australian Isis fighter Neil Prakash to be extradited from Turkey within months (The Guardian, Australia)
May 12 - Neil Prakash, allegedly Australia’s most senior Islamic State terrorist, will likely be extradited from Turkey within months, the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has said.

Islam and feminism are not mutually exclusive, and faith can be an important liberator (Brisbane Times)
May 13 – (Opinion: Susan Carland ) Islam is not unique in having theological interpretations that centre on men.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

How a legendary session muso became the godfather of Australian Baha’i music (ABC News)  
May 11 - Louie Shelton has played on more hit songs than pretty much any other guitar player in history but it’s likely you’ve never heard of him.

 

 


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