News From Around The World
December 5, 2013 World Watch Monitor: The plight of Christians around the world was discussed in a three-hour debate at the Houses of Parliament in London yesterday.
December 5, 2013 Canberra Times: A High Court ruling in favour of the ACT's same-sex marriage scheme may not bring political debate over the law to an end.
December 4, 2013 Fox News: An Arizona group has filed a federal lawsuit accusing a suburban Kansas City middle school of violating a student's First Amendment rights by prohibiting the student from handing out fliers promoting a prayer event.
December 4, 2013 Canberra Times: The ACT will host the first same-sex marriages in Australia this weekend, after the High Court reserved, until December 12, its decision in the Commonwealth's challenge to the territory laws.
December 4, 2013 News.com.au: A GROUP fighting to stop the partial demolition of the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has lost its battle.
December 3, 2013 All Africa: The union of church denominations in Tanga Region has resolved to pull out of the government- initiated peace platform, which requires religious leaders from both Islamic and Christian faiths, to sit together and discuss various religious issues in order to maintain peace and tranquility in the region.
December 3, 2013 Sydney Morning Herald: Just days after attacking his federal colleagues for acting like an opposition, Premier Barry O'Farrell was effusive in his praise for Tony Abbott after education funding was restored to NSW.
December 3, 2013 Religion News Service: British novelist and essayist Francis Spufford’s spirited defense of the Christian religion is in some ways like eavesdropping on a missionary conversation with the pagans of antiquity.
December 3, 2013 Sydney Morning Herald: Tony Abbott has taken charge of the government's spiralling schools funding crisis, announcing that a massive $1.2 billion of ''new money'' has been found from the education portfolio to restore Labor's original schools funding plan.
December 3, 2013 Canberra Times: Same-sex couples could know by the end of this week if they are able to marry under the ACT's marriage equality law.
December 2, 2013 World Watch Monitor: About 40 people were killed in coordinated attacks on Monday night in four Christian-dominated villages in the central Nigerian State of Plateau.
December 2, 2013 The Australian: WHERE are the civil libertarians when you need them? Where are the defenders of free speech and freedom of conscience?
December 2, 2013 Sydney Morning Herald: Grief-stricken teenagers have spoken of the moment their friend Zac Young was attacked by a tiger shark off NSW mid-north coast, as hundreds of mourners gathered to pay tribute to the young surfer in his church and on the water.
December 2, 2013 CHOOSE: Former South Australian Labor premier Lynn Arnold has been ordained by the Anglican Church.
December 2, 2013 UK Telegraph: The Cross is now seen as little more than a beautiful piece of jewellery, comparable to hanging a "tiny golden gallows" or "electric chair" around your neck, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.
December 2, 2013 BBC News: The UK and Ireland's first woman bishop has been consecrated by the Anglican Church at a service in Dublin on Saturday.
December 2, 2013 Sydney Morning Herald: Police have described it as ''the No.1 social media problem involving teenagers'', but most parents would barely have heard of messaging app Kik before last week.
December 2, 2013 Religion News Service: Syndicated radio host Janet Mefferd sent shockwaves throughout social media when she accused megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll of plagiarism in a heated on-air exchange last week.
December 2, 2013 Sydney Morning Herald: Head to the Gold Coast during schoolies and you will see it on T-shirts, caps and beer helmets: ''Party, crash, sleep, repeat.''
November 29, 2013 Sydney Morning Herald: Former members of the Gonski review panel have joined a formal coalition of school principals, charities and church groups calling on the federal government to use the ''Gonski'' model to fund Australia's schools.