Media Watch Around The World

Killers of Kaduna Anglican Priest demand ransom to release his family

February 15, 2019 Nigeria Today: The kidnappers that killed Anglican priest, Rev. Anthony Jata’u, in Gusau , Zamfara State are demanding for a ransom of ₦10 million for the…

Government prepares to remove 300 refugees in first wave of transfers

February 14, 2019 Sydney Morning Herald: The Morrison government is preparing to remove 300 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru in the first wave of medical transfers under a divisive new law that has…

Never mind the naysayers: Franklin Graham’s visit is good news for Australia

February 14, 2019 ABC Online: In an age of political correctness, moral equivalence and "post-truth," Franklin Graham's…

The Nature of Sex

February 14, 2019 NY Mag: It might be a sign of the end-times, or simply a function of our currently scrambled politics, but earlier this week, four feminist activists —…

Up to 60,000 cases of depression in UK could be avoided if teenagers stay off cannabis, study says

February 14, 2019 The Independent: As many as 60,000 cases of depression in adults could have been avoided by preventing teenagers trying cannabis, researchers behind a major new analysis have…

‘Walk of Faith’ tour tells tale of Hollywood’s Christian beginnings

February 13, 2019 Religion News Service: Walking past the First Baptist Church of Hollywood, April Clemmer pauses. “This church is a survivor,” she tells the dozen or so people…

Protest planned at Northern Ireland church ‘gay cure’ film

February 13, 2019 Belfast Telegraph: An LGBT equality group has accused the Presbyterian Church of "bias" ahead of a protest outside a Belfast…

Half of Millennial Christians Say It’s Wrong to Evangelize

February 13, 2019 Christianity Today: Millennials used to be the group that churches and ministries were angling to evangelize. Now, all grown up and poised to overtake Baby Boomers as the largest…

‘Brewery church’ is the latest in craft of luring folks to church

February 13, 2019 Religion News Service: Martin Luther, the famed 16th-century rebel monk and Protestant Reformer, is known to have had a penchant for a palatable pint of beer. He…

Work starts on major expansion of Woolooware Shores retirement and aged care village

February 13, 2019 St George Leader: Work has started on a major expansion of Anglicare’s Woolooware Shores retirement and aged care village, which will cost $60 million to build.

America’s unceasing battle over abortion has hit boiling point

February 13, 2019 The Australian: In America, the culture wars have descended into farce.

Southern Baptist scandal: Convention leaders react to investigation detailing sexual abuse

February 12, 2019 Washington Post: “20 years, 700 victims” So reads part of the headline of a sweeping investigation that has found years of sexual abuse perpetrated by hundreds of Southern Baptist church leaders against an even larger number of victims.

Canon Michael Green, leading Evangelical theologian – obituary

February 11, 2019 UK Telegraph: Canon Michael Green, who has died aged 88, was in his time one of the Church of England’s leading Evangelicals and was known and valued worldwide as an outstanding preacher and teacher.

The Wall Street Church With the $6 Billion Portfolio

February 11, 2019 New York Times: Trinity Church is undergoing a renovation expected to cost $110 million, while also building a new $350 million glass tower nearby. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New…

‘Gay cake’ bakery will not seek legal costs

February 11, 2019 BBC News: A bakery at the centre of the "gay cake" case will not seek costs from the Equality Commission for NI, which brought the case against it. In October the UK's…

Franklin Graham walks in his father’s footsteps - and Trump’s shadow

February 11, 2019 Sydney Morning Herald: In 1959 American preacher Billy Graham came to Australia in what proved not only the most important religious event in Australian history but has been called…

Chris Pratt’s Religion: How He Became A Devout Christian

February 11, 2019 ELLE Australia: If you spotted Chris Pratt's recent announcement that he's engaged to girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger, you will have noticed it had strong religious undertones.

Trump just promised to help religious adoption agencies that won’t work with gay parents. Here’s what he could do.

February 8, 2019 Washington Post: At Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump introduced a family he called “inspiring to us all”: the Bucks from Michigan, who have adopted five…

Judge sides with Christian group in religious freedom case

February 8, 2019 Associated Press: A federal judge says the University of Iowa was wrong to strip a Christian student group of its…

Christian group can bar gay student from leadership role, judge rules

February 8, 2019 NBC News: A federal judge has ruled that the University of Iowa was wrong to strip a Christian student…