News From Around The World
September 30, 2016 The Guardian: Liberal MP Warren Entsch has called for exemptions to discrimination law for same-sex marriage to be “as narrow as possible”, rejecting calls by conservatives to allow businesses the “right to refuse” gay weddings.
September 30, 2016 World Watch Monitor: Nine years after three Christians were tortured with knives and murdered in southeast Turkey, the Criminal Court in the city of Malatya, where it happened, has convicted their five accused killers, sentencing each of them on 28 Sept. to three consecutive life sentences in prison.
September 30, 2016 Christianity Today: After a nine-year legal saga, a Turkish criminal court today sentenced five men to life in prison for the torture and murder of three Christians in southeast Turkey in 2007.
September 30, 2016 Religion News Service: Dozens of conservative evangelicals and Catholics have signed an open letter urging their progressive counterparts to “repent of their work that often advances a destructive liberal political agenda.”
September 30, 2016 ABC Online: When I was growing up, nothing struck me as unusual with my parents and their relationship: I thought they were deeply in love. They might have argued a bit, but they seemed happy.
September 29, 2016 Washington Post: Two widely recognized trends in American society might have something to do with each other.
September 29, 2016 Christianity Today: The publisher of the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible has reversed its controversial decision to finalize the text after tweaking 29 verses.
September 29, 2016 Religion News Service: Two-thirds of Americans believe God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
September 29, 2016 Brisbane Times: The question comes at a time when faith is centre of fresh controversy. The latest Census kicked up a stink surrounding the bit about our beliefs. With the wording of the religion question re-jigged, a conservative Christian lobby group preached 'Muslim peril' was begat by sloppy box-ticking while the atheists argued wanton converts to the Jedi Order risked over-faithifying Australia.
September 29, 2016 Manly Daily: A PUPIL at a northern beaches school was left “violated” after being asked to analyse sex scenarios of fictional middle-aged people as part of a personal development lesson.
September 28, 2016 CHOOSE: The Turnbull government is standing by its plan for a same-sex marriage plebiscite, despite more Australians now supporting a vote by politicians in parliament rather than a public ballot on the issue.
September 28, 2016 Sydney Morning Herald: The powerful private schools sector has warned the Turnbull government not to treat it as an "easy target" for cuts after Education Minister Simon Birmingham said some wealthy schools may need to have their federal funding reduced.
September 27, 2016 Sky News: The government says Labor is standing in the way of marriage equality after talks regarding the gay marriage plebiscite between Attorney General George Brandis and his Labor counterpart broke down.
September 27, 2016 Sydney Morning Herald: High-level talks between the Turnbull government and the opposition on the same-sex marriage plebiscite have achieved nothing but animosity, with both sides blaming each other for a failure to compromise.
September 26, 2016 Daily Express: The Anglican Mission in England (AMiE), which takes a hardline position over divisive issues such as homosexuality, currently operates just six churches and one mission but should its aims be achieved the move could create a sizeable split within the church in the UK.
September 26, 2016 Daily Telegraph: SIX Western Sydney suburbs have been identified as domestic violence “hot spots” by the government as part of a national action plan to curb violence against women.
September 26, 2016 Sydney Morning Herald: Same-sex couples could be left waiting until the 2020s to get married if Labor blocks the plebiscite proposed for February next year, Attorney-General George Brandis says.
September 26, 2016 World Watch Monitor: The eventual liberation of Mosul, Iraq, from the so-called Islamic State will end one crisis for dislocated Christians only to create a new one, a religious-freedom expert says.
September 26, 2016 Parramatta Sun: Anglicare’s Mobile Community Pantry has a new destination.
September 26, 2016 The Independent: The charred lump of scroll sat in an archaeologist’s office, impossible to read without destroying it – until now.