Religion News Australia 2017 - 35 (Sept 17 - 24)

  (23 September 17)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

September 17 - 24, 2017

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

education / international stories / islam / politics / religion & society

 

 

 

EDUCATION

Christian school discriminated against five-year-old Sikh boy, tribunal finds (ABC News)
Sept 19 - A Victorian tribunal has ruled a Christian school in Melbourne unlawfully discriminated against a young Sikh boy, when it refused to accept him as a student if he wore his traditional headwear.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Islam

’They want a devout generation’: how education in Turkey is changing (The Guardian, Australia)  
Sept 20 - After 25 years of teaching, Ayşe Kazancı decided to retire early.

Religious Violence

Islamic State propaganda: the five countries where it’s most popular (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Sept 20 - A new study released on Tuesday by the Policy Exchange thinktank based in London, whose reports often inform government policy in Britain, ranked the top consumers of propaganda produced by the Islamic State, by country of origin, as measured by clicks.

Terror in Indonesia: the threat posed by returning Islamic State fighters (The Age, Melbourne)
Sept 21 - Jakarta: Heru Kurnia, an Indonesian who joined Islamic State in Syria, is describing watching children kick around the head of someone decapitated by IS militants.

Torching of Rohingya villages continues in Myanmar despite denials (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Sept 23 - Bangkok: New evidence shows that Rohingya Muslim villages continue to be torched in Myanmar’s strife-torn Rakhine state, despite denials by the government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Stateless Rohingyas pushed from Myanmar, but unwanted by Bangladesh (ABC News)
Sept 24 - The Muslim Rohingyas who have fled "textbook ethnic cleansing" in Myanmar to arrive in makeshift camps in Bangladesh are unwanted by both countries.

Other

Chris Pratt is Hillsong’s latest celeb recruit, as the church that started in Australia heats up Hollywood (news.com.au)  
Sept 19 - HOT on the heels of announcing his split with wife Anna Faris, actor Chris Pratt has reportedly joined Hillsong Church.

Planet Nibiru’s arrival marks the Rapture, Christian conspiracy theorists insist (news.com.au)   
Sept 19 - WILL you survive the Rapture?

We’re at the end of white Christian America. What will that mean? (The Guardian, Australia)  
Sept 20 - America is a Christian nation: this much has always been a political axiom, especially for conservatives.

Why religious belief isn’t a delusion – in psychological terms, at least (The Guardian, Australia)  
Sept 21 - If someone told you, in all seriousness, that they talk to invisible beings who control the universe, you’d probably back away slowly while nodding and smiling while desperately looking for the nearest exist or escape route.

 

ISLAM

Groom ’turned his nose up at’ authorities by marrying child bride after warnings, court hears (ABC News)
Sept 20 - Authorities warned a Melbourne mother and her 14-year-old daughter’s groom-to-be that it would be illegal for the pair to marry just a day before they went ahead with an Islamic wedding, a court has been told.

Groom sentenced in Australian-first child bride case (ABC News)
Sept 21 - A man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for illegally marrying a 14-year-old bride in an Islamic wedding in Melbourne last year.

 

POLITICS

One Nation councillor Peter Kelly has links to a Muslim sultan and a questionable PhD (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Sept 22 - He’s the first-time councillor whose campaign was endorsed by a Muslim prince.

For God and country (The Australian)
Sept 23 - He’s a former SAS commander, now a poster boy for conservative politics. So what’s Andrew Hastie really like under fire?

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

From Antarctica to the Vatican, remote Indigenous community sends crosses to the world (ABC News)
Sept 19 - Catholic crosses hand-painted by women in a remote Northern Territory Indigenous community are gaining popularity across the world, being sold in places as far away as Antarctica and the Vatican.

For modern witches, the occult provides something the church can’t (ABC News)
Sept 20 - The orphan wizard is a character we’re all familiar with, thanks to the success of Harry Potter, but for Marque Caban it’s his own reality.

Big w removes Christmas references from festive tree products (news.com.au)
Sept 21 - DO they know it’s Christmas at Big W?

Same Sex Marriage

As an Orthodox rabbi I will be voting no but it is not a vote against love (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Sept 17 – (Opinion: Moshe Gutnick ) Our nation is being asked to vote on whether or not it wishes to change the definition of marriage.

Today Show Karl Stefanovic and Anglican minister clash over same-sex marriage (news.com.au)
Sept 17 - AN ANGLICAN minister has tried to skewer Today host Karl Stefanovic on his knowledge of religion in an awkward encounter about same-sex marriage.

Tied up in nots: same-sex marriage divides last bastion of Australian opposition (The Guardian, Australia)
Sept 17 - “I’m 50-50, sitting on the fence – on barbed wire, you might say.”

Scott Morrison says he wants religious protections if ’yes’ wins (ABC News)  
Sept 17 - Scott Morrison has issued a warning shot that he will be “very forward leaning” in arguing for religious protections if the same-sex marriage postal survey returns a yes vote, as the Equality Campaign and GetUp insist that their campaign is on track.

Postal survey: gay Muslims shake off conservative image to back same-sex marriage (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Sept 18 - They are two communities that often find themselves exposed to vitriol and hate masquerading as respectful debate.

Religious protection causes rift in Coalition ahead of same-sex marriage survey (The Saturday Paper)
Sept 19 - There is disagreement among Coalition opponents of same-sex marriage over whether religious freedoms caused by changing the Marriage Act should be detailed up-front.

Same sex marriage supporters critical of Brisbane church billboard (news.com.au)    
Sept 19 - A BILLBOARD outside a Brisbane church has sparked outrage ahead of the same-sex marriage vote.

Howard ’clouding’ marriage vote (Adelaide Now)
Sept 19 - A former John Howard adviser has rebuked him for ’confusing’ the gay marriage issue with ­religious freedom.

Why Christians should support same sex marriage (news.com.au)
Sept 19 – (Opinion: Dave Smith ) AS SOMEONE who believes in unity and community, the divisions between the various sections of the church have always bothered me deeply.

Where’s the biff? Free speech has won every round in the marriage equality debate (The Guardian, Australia)    
Sept 19 – (Opinion: David Marr) However they dress up their worries in the rhetoric of freedom, the great complaint of the naysayers is having to campaign at all.

Canberra teen sacked for opposing same-sex marriage says young people fear being ’bullied’  (news.com.au)
Sept 20 - AN 18-year-old Christian nanny who was sacked for coming out against same-sex marriage says there are many other young people who share her views but are too afraid to speak out.

NSW Premier breaks ranks with Armenian church ahead of same-sex marriage survey (ABC News)
Sept 21 - New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has broken ranks with her ethnic church and declared she will be voting "Yes" in the same-sex marriage postal survey.

Marriage is a blessing between a man and woman and should remain that way (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Sept 21 – (Opinion: Michael Jensen ) I intend to vote "no" in the postal plebiscite on the definition of marriage.

Lyle Shelton gets more media mentions than all three leading yes campaigners (The Guardian, Australia)  
Sept 22 - The Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton has been mentioned more times in the media than three leading yes campaigners combined despite the no campaign claiming it has being “silenced”, new analysis shows.

Religions are in no place to lecture us on SSM (Adelaide Now)
Sept 24 – (Opinion: David Penberthy)  IF you don’t like being told what to do, how to think, or how you should vote, Australia is a pretty excruciating place to be right now

 


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