Religion News Australia 2018 - 27 (July 29 - Aug 5)

  (05 August 18)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

July 29 – August 5, 2018

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ABUSE

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns amid child sex abuse cover-up (ABC News)
July 31 - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson — the most senior Catholic in the world to be convicted of concealing child sex abuse.

Also: Pope accepts resignation of archbishop Philip Wilson (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 31 - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, who was convicted of concealing child sexual abuse.

Also: Wilson ‘sacked’ by Pope (The Australian)
July 31 - The Pope has effectively sacked Philip Wilson after the Adelaide archbishop refused to stand down despite his conviction.

Also: Philip Wilson 'one of the good guys', senior Catholics say, following Adelaide Archbishop's resignation (ABC News)
July 31 - Senior Catholics have rallied to the defence of former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson, who resigned after being convicted of concealing child sex abuse, saying he did "great good" that should not be forgotten.

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Book of Mormon musical destined for Adelaide and Brisbane after runs in Melbourne, Sydney (ABC News)
Aug 1 - One of the most successful musicals in history is set to come to Adelaide, bringing its reputation for controversy and booming box office sales to the city of churches.

Courtney Barnett talks death, sex and religion (The Age, Melbourne)
Aug 4 - Each week, Benjamin Law asks public figures to discuss the subjects we're told to keep private by getting them to roll a die.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES
Abuse

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal McCarrick following sex abuse scandal (ABC News)
July 29 - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation as a cardinal of Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, DC and one of the US Catholic Church's most prominent figures, who has been at the centre of allegations of sex abuse with minors and young seminarians.

Catholic Church

Pope Francis changes teachings to oppose death penalty in all cases (ABC News)
Aug 2 - The Roman Catholic Church has formally changed its teaching to declare the death penalty inadmissible in all circumstances.

Islam

Tommy Robinson released on bail after appeal against contempt of court charge (ABC News)
Aug 1 - Jailed British anti-Muslim activist Tommy Robinson has been released on bail after his appeal against a conviction for contempt of court was partially granted by a London court.

Danish burqa ban comes into effect amid protests (The Guardian, Australia)  
Aug 1 - Supporters and opponents of a ban in Denmark on garments covering the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, are clashing verbally as the law takes effect.

Also: Danes march to protest ban on wearing face veils in public (The Age, Melbourne)
Aug 2 - Copenhagen: About 1300 Danes marched through Copenhagen on Wednesday in protest against a new ban on the wearing of face veils in public, accusing the government of infringing on women's right to dress as they choose.

Judaism

Antisemitism: Corbyn and the crisis that won’t go away (The Guardian, Australia)  
Aug 5 - Last Thursday the Labour MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Neil Coyle, was knocking on doors, trying to reassure local residents about their safety.

Also: Corbyn leads party to nightmare (The Australian)
Aug 5 – (Opinion)  Jeremy Corbyn’s views on Israel have made the Labour party a pariah organisation for mainstream British Jews.

Religious Violence

Islamic State attacks show group is intent on killing Afghan peace hopes (The Guardian, Australia)  
Aug 1 - The suicide bombing and hostage-taking at a government building in Jalalabad is the latest in a series of attacks, attributed to Islamic State terrorists, that have killed or wounded hundreds of people in eastern Afghanistan since mid-June.

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time (The Guardian, Australia)  
Aug 3 - On the corner couch of a spacious room, a woman wearing a brightly patterned robe sits expectantly.

Other

‘I thought the earth was flat’: Teenage girl’s escape from the Amish (news.com.au)
Aug 1 - EMMA Gingerich didn’t just belong to the Amish community — she was Swartzentruber Amish.

High-profile Chinese monk accused of sexually harassing nuns (The Guardian, Australia)  
Aug 3 - One of China’s highest-ranking Buddhist monks faces a government investigation after he was accused of demanding sexual favours from nuns.

The evangelical women who visit strippers to 'show God loves them' (The Guardian, Australia)  
Aug 3 - We sat in a minivan in an otherwise empty parking lot in central Atlantic City.

Grace Road Church pastor arrested after allegedly detaining 400 followers in Fiji (ABC News)
Aug 3 - A South Korean pastor is being investigated after being arrested for allegedly detaining about 400 of her followers in Fiji.

How the American left is rediscovering morality (The Guardian, Australia)  
Aug 4 - After the 2016 presidential election, headlines described a “divided” United States.

Thai cave rescue: Rescued boys complete time as novice Buddhist monks (ABC News)
Aug 5 - With their heads bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand have completed their time as novice Buddhist monks.

 

ISLAM

'A serious threat to the public': Logan jihadist jailed for 17 years (The Age, Melbourne)
July 31 - A Queensland man who wanted to wage “violent jihad” on Australian soil and attack police with Molotov cocktails, after they prevented him from travelling to Syria to fight with an outlawed terrorist group, has been sentenced to 17 years and four months behind bars.

'I attempted murder' on behalf of Islamic State, student Momena Shoma tells police (ABC News)
Aug 1 - A Bangladeshi student accused of stabbing her homestay landlord while he slept told police she travelled to Australia with the sole intention of killing someone on behalf of Islamic State.

ASIO seeing fewer young Australian jihadists (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 2 - Security agency ASIO has confirmed it has started seeing a drop in the number of Australian youngsters pursuing violent Islamist extremism.

Islamic State militants used Berivan Halo as a sex slave and she wants Australia to know (ABC News)
Aug 3 - When Berivan Halo looks back on her wedding day, she does not remember her dress, the festivities or the food.

 

POLITICS

Catholic schools consider a repeat of Longman intervention (Brisbane Times)
July 29 - Catholic school leaders are considering a national strategy to repeat a critical intervention in the Longman byelection campaign, flexing their muscle as they demand a better school funding deal from the Turnbull government.

PM eyes deal with Catholic schools (The Australian)
July 31 - Malcolm Turnbull has seized control after the breakdown in relations between Catholic schools and Simon Birmingham.

Also: Independent schools warn Turnbull against 'special deal' for Catholic sector (The Guardian, Australia)  
Aug 1 - Malcolm Turnbull has been warned against striking a “special deal” with the Catholic schools sector by a group of peak independent schools bodies enraged by the prospect of losing up to $1bn in funding over a decade.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

George Michael mural divides community (The Age, Melbourne)
July 30 - In November 2017 a mural on private property in Sydney’s Newtown depicting singer George Michael as a saint was vandalised by men who claimed the artwork offended their Christian beliefs.

The 'start-up' churches gathering in the cafes, halls and living rooms of regional Australia (ABC News)
Aug 1 - Once Bill Kirkland had packed up his car and uprooted his family's life in Canberra, it was not until he was halfway across the Nullarbor Plain that the gravity of the situation hit him.

Nigerian farmers are under attack, so why don't we hear about it? (ABC News)
Aug 2 – (Opinion: Michael Jensen) We've heard a lot lately about white South African farmers being killed in farm murders.

'End slavery in Canberra embassies': Salvation Army (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Aug 3 - The Salvation Army has called on the Australian government to depart from diplomatic convention and expel foreign diplomats implicated in shocking cases of slavery in the nation's capital.

Gay conversion therapy ban found to be LGBTIQ Australians' top priority (The Guardian, Australia)  
Aug 4 - Banning gay conversion therapy has topped a list of LGBTIQ people’s priorities for the federal government going into the next election.

 


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