News From Around The World
March 7, 2014 Washington Post: A call for greater acceptance of gays and lesbians has put African and Western churches on a collision course, as some African clerics liken mounting criticism from the U.S. and Europe to a new wave of colonization by the West.
March 7, 2014 The Age: The main provider of religious instruction in Victorian state schools is under financial pressure and currently being propped up by the federal and state governments.
March 7, 2014 USA Today: Sarah Palin ran for vice president, Hillary Rodham Clinton ran for president, and the nation's Christians are still talking about about what it means to be a submissive wife.
March 7, 2014 Reuters: A former Tennessee magistrate who ruled last summer that a baby could not be called "Messiah" because that name was reserved for Jesus Christ was censured on Monday for bias.
March 7, 2014 Christian Post: Seven words set off a Twitter firestorm: "First off I want to thank God." Not because it's radical to thank God in public (at least not yet), but because the person who did had just won Best Actor at the Academy Awards. And because he isn't a person known for public displays of religiosity.
March 7, 2014 Associated Press: A survey of American preachers, conducted by Nashville-based LifeWay Research shows growing concern among senior pastors about religious liberty in America.
March 7, 2014 CBS: A veterans group has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a judge’s order to remove a war memorial cross from a Southern California mountain.
March 7, 2014 Associated Press: National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson is thanking Paramount Pictures for adding what he calls a "disclaimer" to advertising for its movie "Noah," starring Russell Crowe, which debuts in theaters March 28.
March 6, 2014 Solomon Star : The Ambu South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) community near Auki, Malaita province will come alive today with the start of its 50th Golden Jubilee celebration.
March 6, 2014 The Australian: A PUSH to broadcast adults-only TV shows before children’s bedtime was hosed down by the media watchdog yesterday.
March 6, 2014 World Watch Monitor: Five Turkish murder suspects on trial for torturing and killing three Christians in Malatya nearly seven years ago are expected to be set free on bail within the next few days, before the conclusion of their trial in southeast Turkey.
March 6, 2014 Stuff.co.nz: The Anglican church says a British multimillionaire's suggestion that it hand over Christ Church Cathedral for restoration is "completely bizarre".
March 6, 2014 Religion News Service: American evangelicals are denouncing a new Uganda law that criminalizes homosexuality, reiterating a position that many have held for years but which has nonetheless drawn scrutiny and skepticism from critics.
March 6, 2014 CHOOSE: Last week, I participated in Melbourne's first IQ2 Debate for 2014 on the motion, "Faith-based religious education has no place in public schools."
March 5, 2014 CHOOSE: CONSERVATIVE Liberal senator Cory Bernardi has been lashed by an MP in his own partyroom over his hard-line stance against single and homosexual parents.
March 5, 2014 Christianity Today: In a dramatic 24-hour turnaround, the German family that likely faced deportation after the Supreme Court didn't take their case yesterday has been granted "indefinite deferred status" by the Department of Homeland Security.
March 4, 2014 World Watch Monitor: Church leaders in India are alarmed over a dramatic increase in attacks on Christians in the state of Andhra Pradesh, where in recent weeks one pastor has been murdered, others beaten, and churches demolished.
March 4, 2014 UK Telegraph: The Anglican Church of Uganda said Monday it may consider breaking away from their mother church in England if it puts Uganda under pressure over a tough new anti-homosexuality law.
March 4, 2014 The Guardian: North Korea has expelled an Australian man who was arrested last month while working as a Christian missionary.
March 4, 2014 Christian Post: Sudanese authorities arrested a pastor in Omdurman as he was preaching on Sunday and threatened that he would "face justice" unless he resigned his position, sources said.