Religion News Australia 2017 - 22 (June 11 - 18)

  (17 June 17)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

June 11 - 18, 2017

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

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

 

 

 

ABUSE

Let’s call child sexual abuse in the church what it is: Catholic extremism (The Guardian, Australia)
June 13 – (Opinion: Kristina Keneally) Call it the Abbott Test for Moral Action.

Catholic school St Stanislaus under fire for staging apology service for victims of abuse (ABC News)  
June 15 - One of Australia’s oldest Catholic boarding schools is under fire for turning an apology to victims of child sexual abuse into a religious ceremony.

’I was completely infatuated’: Manny Waks confronts his alleged abuser (The Age, Melbourne)
June 17 - It’s been three decades since Manny Waks last spoke to the man he alleges abused him as a child back in the late 1980s.

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Sinners, saints and sceptics (The Australian)
June 18 – (Review)  Gerard Windsor, despite his qualms, still takes his place with the sinners and sparrows in the Catholic Church’s pews.

 

EDUCATION

How Gonski 2.0 would rip money from Catholic schools to boost public school spending (The Age, Melbourne)
June 18 - The multi-billion dollar transfer of taxpayer money from Catholic schools to public schools under the government’s "Gonski 2.0" funding model has been exposed in secret data given to the Senate crossbench ahead of a crucial vote this week.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Catholic Church

PNG deports Catholic missionary assisting locals with logging legal fight (ABC News)  
June 13 - The Papua New Guinea Government has deported a Catholic missionary after he tried to help villagers who were taking legal action against a giant Malaysian logging company.

Islam

Donald Trump’s revised travel ban blocked by another US appeals court (ABC News)  
June 13 - A California-based federal appeals court has dealt President Donald Trump another setback, refusing to revive his travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority nations in a dispute headed to the US Supreme Court.

Turkish Islamist push may be to blame for removal of Atatürk inscription at Anzac Cove (The Guardian, Australia)
June 16 - The Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdođan has removed from a revered Anzac Cove memorial the familiar words attributed to Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, likening Australia’s dead “Johnnies” to Ottoman “Mehmets” and welcoming them to rest in his country’s soil.

Muslim groups in Germany at odds over planned anti-terrorism march (The Guardian, Australia)
June 16 - A row has broken out among organisations representing Muslims in Germany over a peace march to protest against terrorism due to take place at the weekend.

Religious Violence

The leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed according to reports (news.com.au)
June 11 - UNVERIFIED reports from Syrian state run TV claim that the leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in an air strike in the country.

Also: Did Russia kill IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? US, Iraqi officials are sceptical (ABC News)  
June 17 - Moscow says its forces may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an air strike in Syria last month, but Washington said it could not corroborate the death and Western and Iraqi officials were sceptical.

Philippine Islamic extremists open second front on Facebook (Brisbane Times)
June 12 - Islamic extremists who laid siege to a southern Philippine city launched a separate war on social media that took the country’s armed forces by surprise.

From village to ISIS siege chief (The Australian)
June 12 - Years before Omarkhayam Maute pledged allegiance to Islamic State he first tested his ideas in a quiet Indonesian village.

Marawi workers escape from Islamic State after three weeks hiding in Philippines city (ABC News)  
June 13 - Five construction workers have escaped the Philippine city of Marawi after hiding from Islamic State (IS) fighters in a basement for three weeks.

Islamic State snipers shooting families fleeing Mosul; 100,000 civilians trapped inside Old City (ABC News)  
June 16 - About 100,000 civilians remain trapped behind Islamic State lines in Mosul, with a US-backed government offensive to recapture the Iraqi city entering its ninth month, the United Nations refugee agency says.

Other

Fugitive polygamist Lyle Jeffs captured after nearly a year on the lam (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 16 - Federal authorities say polygamist religious leader Lyle Jeffs has been captured, almost exactly one year after he escaped from home confinement while he was accused in a multimillion-dollar food-stamp fraud scheme.

 

ISLAM

Counter-terrorism police arrest Moudasser Taleb at Sydney Airport  (ABC News)  
June 15 - A 22-year-old man has been arrested at Sydney Airport by counter-terrorism police after allegedly trying to fly to Syria and fight for Islamic State, NSW Police say.

Also: Moudasser Taleb, accused of planning to join Islamic state in Syria, refused bail (ABC News)  
June 16 - A 22-year-old man who was arrested at Sydney International Airport yesterday morning on a terror charge has been refused bail.

Also: Moudasser Taleb denied bail after ’attempting to join Islamic State’ (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 16 - A 22-year-old man accused of trying to flee the country to join Islamic State will remain in custody for at least eight weeks.

Terrorism has changed. Blaming Islam is blinding us to the new reality (The Guardian, Australia)
June 15 – (Opinion: Joumanah El Matrah) As terrorist attacks in Manchester, London and, more recently, Melbourne unfolded over the past weeks, we have all collapsed into bewildered dismay at the violence perpetrated.

Islamist eruption risks region (The Australian)
June 16 – (Opinion: Alan Dupont) Australia has a key role to play in ensuring the flames from The Philippines spread no further.

Imams council president files defamation charges against News Corp (The Guardian, Australia)
June 17 - The president of the Australian National Imams Council is suing News Corp for defamation for articles describing him as a hate preacher who “preaches hatred of homosexuals, women and other minorities”.

Losing our religion (The Australian)
June 17 - Why did psychologist Ishma Alvi and comedian Sami Shah give up their Islamic faith?

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Queensland church conversions: Glam renovations, cool features, blank canvases (Sydney Morning Herald)  
June 12 - For proper cathedral ceilings, lashings of history and quirky charm, it’s hard to go past a converted church.

Christian lobby FamilyVoice calls for exemption to discriminate against mentally ill (ABC News)  
June 13 - A national Christian group is lobbying for the Disability Discrimination Act to be changed so that it can discriminate against people with mental illnesses, on the basis they could upset the "sacred" nature of church services.

Rock art traditions live on through stories for new generation at Arnhem land community (ABC News)  
June 15 - In the small west Arnhem land community of Gunbalanya, hundreds of ancient artworks exist alongside modern life.

The religious lobby against assisted dying (The Saturday Paper)
June 17 – (Opinion: Andrew Denton ) For those who like to watch reruns of old dramas, there’s one happening right now in Victoria.

Hardline Christian hoping to replace Triggs (The Saturday Paper)
June 17 – (Opinion: Augusto Zimmermann.) According to some, we need a Christian running the Human Rights Commission.

 


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