News From Around The World
October 31, 2014 World Watch Monitor: The Turkish education system’s mandatory religion classes are not fair to students who do not follow the country’s majority Sunni Islam and must amend its policies, according to a recent verdict of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
October 31, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald: Allowing registered clubs to lease their poker machines to other venues will see them shifted to suburbs where players lose the most money, the NSW government is being warned.
October 31, 2014 ABC Online: Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews claims de facto relationships are less stable than marriages.
October 31, 2014 Christian Post: A Christian who was one of the last to flee his village in the Nineveh Province of northern Iraq before Islamic State jihadists captured it in August claims that ISIS militants are setting up explosives inside of homes so that if residents are ever to return to the village, their houses will explode upon entering.
October 30, 2014 The Australian: THE Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton has said Bill Shorten’s speech backing same sex marriage at their conference was “wide of the mark” because of his characterisation of Christians as people who invoke God and Bible to attack blended families and demonise people for who they love.
October 30, 2014 Christian Post: Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced that she will withdraw the subpoenas against five pastors who have spoken out against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, an LGBT city ordinance that some opponents claim would allow men to use women's public restrooms.
October 30, 2014 Christianity Today: Most American evangelicals hold views condemned as heretical by some of the most important councils of the early church.
October 30, 2014 Armidale Independent: SYDNEY Archbishop Glenn Davies will be the keynote speaker at a special service in Armidale next month to commemorate the centenary of the Anglican Diocese of Armidale.
October 30, 2014 Washington Post: The city of Houston will withdraw its controversial subpoenas of five pastors tied to a lawsuit over the city’s equal rights ordinance, Mayor Annise Parker announced at a news conference Wednesday
October 30, 2014 Washington Times: Houston Mayor Annise Parker has been inundated with between 500 and 1,000 Bibles in the days since she subpoenaed five faith leaders for their sermons to check for anti-gay, overly political rhetoric.
October 29, 2014 Washington Post: In this tiny village where most homes don’t have windows and meals are cooked over fire pits, Christians are used to feeling like second-class citizens.
October 29, 2014 Sky News: Witnesses lay bare the ordeal of hundreds of kidnapped girls held by militants who demand they convert to Islam or face death.
October 29, 2014 World Watch Monitor: India should not extend government job and education assistance to the country’s poorest Christians, India’s social justice minister, Thavar Chand Gehlot, said this month.
October 29, 2014 The Guardian: Christian Bale has caused concern amongst some Christian writers with his remarks about Moses, the Biblical figure he plays in Ridley Scott’s forthcoming Exodus: Of Gods and Kings.
October 29, 2014 Christian Post: A large Texas congregation that recently decided to disaffiliate from the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States over its increasing acceptance of homosexuality is suing to keep its property.
October 28, 2014 The Independent: As a prerequisite for the job of being a Church of England priest, it would seem not unreasonable to expect a belief in God to be fairly essential.
October 28, 2014 Religion News Service: Around 70 percent of the town’s residents have since returned. Still, a sense of unease hangs in the air and there’s little work to be found.
October 28, 2014 ABC News: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has found the Anglican Diocese of Grafton treated victims insensitively and conducted settlement negotiations in a hostile manner.
October 28, 2014 SBS: While the Anglican Church is still digesting a damning report on its handling of abuse allegations, an abuse survivor says it still needs to admit it lied and schemed to protect itself.
October 28, 2014 Reuters: If Republicans win control of the Senate in the midterm elections they should say a prayer of thanks for Christian conservatives.