Media Watch Around The World

We’re supposed to be a Christian country – but try telling that to the keepers of our public order

March 25, 2019 UK Telegraph: Is it no longer acceptable to allow your Christian faith to inform how you view the world in modern Britain? Three separate stories of the past few weeks – from the ridiculous to the outright disturbing – would suggest not. If that is the case, it is deeply troubling.

Church attacks Home Office for saying Christianity ‘not peaceful’ to reject asylum seeker

March 22, 2019 UK Telegraph: The Church of England has attacked the Home Office for using Bible quotes to argue that Christianity is not a peaceful religion in a bid to reject an asylum…

Rejecting Asylum Claim, U.K. Quotes Bible to Say Christianity Is Not ‘Peaceful’

March 22, 2019 New York Times: An Iranian national was refused asylum by Britain’s Home Office, which cited Bible verses about violence to argue that Christianity was not a “peaceful”…

Home Office refuses Christian convert asylum by quoting Bible passages that ‘prove Christianity is not peaceful’

March 22, 2019 The Independent: The Home Office has refused asylum to a Christian convert by quoting Bible passages which it says prove Christianity is not a peaceful religion. The Iranian…

Home Office letter quotes bible verses to ‘prove’ Christianity is NOT a religion of peace

March 22, 2019 Daily Mail: 'Unbelievably offensive' Home Office letter quotes bloodthirsty bible verses to 'prove' Christianity is NOT a religion of peace as it rejects asylum bid by…

Study: Leaving religion after sex abuse scandals affects public health

March 22, 2019 USA Today: A new Harvard study has found that religious upbringing contributes positively to a wide range of health and well-being outcomes later in life. The sexual abuse…

Victorian Premier floats idea of axing Lords prayer

March 21, 2019 Nine MSN: Victorian parliament is considering breaking with a century of tradition by scrapping the Lord's Prayer from daily official proceedings. The matter was this…

Brazilian Scientist Recognized for Combining Science, Spirituality

March 21, 2019 VOA: Brazilian physicist and astronomer Marcelo Gleiser has won the 2019 Templeton Prize, worth $1.4 million. He is being recognized for combining science and spirituality in his work.

Templeton Prize Winner: Marcelo Gleiser, Physicist Who Beholds the Universe’s Mysteries

March 21, 2019 Christianity Today: An agnostic theoretical physicist who has encouraged Christians to embrace the dual mysteries of science and faith is the latest recipient of the prestigious…

Preschoolers sing ‘Jesus Loves Me’ as tornado rips off school’s roof

March 20, 2019 Fox News: A group of preschoolers cowered in their classroom singing "Jesus loves me" as a tornado ripped the roof off their school -- but miraculously, everyone emerged unscathed.

Hundreds of Christians killed in Nigeria attacks

March 20, 2019 US ABC: From February through mid-March, as many as 280 people in Christian communities in northern and middle Nigeria were killed in attacks. Islamic Hausa-Fulani…

Security upgrades for mosques, churches, synagogues and religious schools in wake of Christchurch terror attack

March 19, 2019 : Scott Morrison has denounced “mindless tribalism” as a dangerous force in Australian society, declaring in the wake of last week’s Christchurch terror attack that he wants to unite the nation, not divide it.

Christchurch shooting: Scott Morrison to announce security upgrade at places of worship

March 19, 2019 Sydney Morning Herald: Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce $55 million in community grants to toughen security at mosques, churches, synagogues, temples and religious schools…

PM Scott Morrison gives places of worship $55m in security grants

March 19, 2019 News.com.au: Prime Minister Scott Morrison says religious freedom starts with the right to worship and meet in safety. “This must be the first freedom we secure, to practice…

New home for Wilton Anglican Church community

March 18, 2019 Camden-Narellan Advertiser: Motorists on the Hume Highway may…

PM attends service for NZ mosque victims

March 18, 2019 AAP: Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife have joined politicians and religious figures in the heart of Sydney for an interfaith service following Friday's…

Snacks on wheels for those in need of a feed at Gymea

March 15, 2019 St George Leader: Affordable meals: Gymea Anglican Church has partnered with Anglicare to expand its food initiative that helps people in need. A hearty project with a speedy…

Christian student claims he’s ‘not homophobic’ after university kicks him out

March 15, 2019 Metro News UK: A devout Christian who was thrown off a university course for posting derogatory comments about gay men and bisexuals online has appealed against the decision…

The end of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case comes with a whimper

March 15, 2019 Religion News Service: Last week, to little notice, the Masterpiece Cakeshop case ended with a whimper. Nine months after the Supreme Court found that the Colorado Civil…

Abortion is the social justice issue of the millennial generation

March 15, 2019 Washington Times: Social justice is a driving force in our millennial…