News From Around The World
July 24, 2014 ABC Online: Chris Ashton says it is a straw man argument to suggest religion is being woven into our public school system. Special Religious Education is "special" because of its limited participation.
July 24, 2014 CHOOSE: There are suggestions the Anglican diocese of Bathurst's financial problems may open up new worshipping opportunities in locations such as pubs and houses in western New South Wales.
July 24, 2014 ABC News: Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has been deregistered by the Australian Medical Board.
July 24, 2014 Daily Mail: A majority of the country thinks the persecution of a bakery for refusing to make a cake advertising gay marriage is wrong, a poll found yesterday.
July 24, 2014 Salon: In a recent interview with the Times magazine, Richard Dawkins attempted to defend what he called “mild pedophilia,” which, he says, he personally experienced as a young child and does not believe causes “lasting harm.”
July 23, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald: Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has granted a permanent visa to a refugee who arrived by boat, despite fighting the boy's case in the High Court and signalling he would not be swayed when the court found against him.
July 23, 2014 ABC News: A Christian group has hit out at Labor Senator Nova Peris after the MP revealed she is strongly pro-euthanasia.
July 23, 2014 World Watch Monitor: After every known Christian is reported to have left Mosul, Islamic State fighters, IS, have now taken over a monastery near the largely Christian town of Qaraqosh, 32 miles southeast of Mosul.
July 23, 2014 Christian Post: The head of Iraq's largest church has denounced Islamic insurgents who have driven the last of Mosul's Christians out of the city, condemning their crimes as "heinous".
July 23, 2014 Western Advocate: LEGAL proceedings have been brought against the former Anglican Bishop of Bathurst, Richard Hurford, and current Bishop Ian Palmer by the court-appointed receivers of the Anglican Development Fund (Bathurst Diocese).
July 22, 2014 Daily Telegraph: JAMES Packer’s Crown Resorts is setting up the biggest corporate philanthropic foundation in Australian history.
July 22, 2014 SBS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the persecution of Iraqi Christians who have been driven from their homes in Mosul by Islamic State militants could be a crime against humanity.
July 22, 2014 UK Telegraph: For the first time in 1,600 years, Mass is not being said in Mosul: an ancient culture has been wiped out in a matter of weeks. It's a war crime that, strangely, no one seems to want to talk about.
July 22, 2014 World Watch Monitor: Conflicting reports have emerged regarding the current status of Sudan’s ‘death-row mother’ Meriam Ibrahim’s lack of freedom to leave Khartoum for a new life with her husband and children at his American home.
July 21, 2014 Daily Mail: Within the sandstone walls of Sydney's St Matthias Anglican Church, lies over 150 years of history.
July 21, 2014 Stuff.co.nz: The church's perceived obsession with homosexuality has seen an Anglican pastor break camp and lead his flock into the religious wilderness and find a new home in the city.
July 21, 2014 Central Western Daily: IN the year since the Orange Anglican Grammar School was bought from the Anglican Diocese of Bathurst the school has expanded, but fees have dropped.
July 21, 2014 Daily Express Malaysia: The funeral of fifth Anglican Bishop of Sabah, Rt Rev Datuk Albert Vun Cheong Fui, on Friday, was unique and perhaps the first of its kind in Malaysia - it included a pre-recorded video that was played on a screen of himself preaching forgiveness and giving all to God, among other Christian virtues.
July 21, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald: Global property magnate Max Raine says the City of Sydney must seize control of the beleaguered Oxford Street shopping strip and demolish a historic sandstone church at Paddington to build a multi-storey car park.
July 21, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald: NSW Labor is set to back same-sex marriage in Australia at next weekend's annual conference, three years after dodging the issue in 2011 by referring it to the federal division.