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Morrison’s stand on freedom of religion

December 13, 2018 : Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher. Picture: Hollie Adams exclusive Political Reporter @joekellyoz 11:00PM December 12, 2018 Share this article Scott…

ALP’s secular threat to faith

December 13, 2018 The Australian: The hysterical response to the government’s attempts to secure the…

‘Devil is in Religious Act’s detail’

December 13, 2018 : Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Mark Butler, has said the party is open to considering legislation on…

Morrison’s stand on freedom of religion

December 13, 2018 : Scott Morrison will take a ­religious discrimination act to the next election, in a major change to commonwealth discrimination laws that will introduce, for the first time, stand-alone legal protections for Australians of faith.

New laws to guard religious discrimination

December 13, 2018 9 News: The federal government will take draft laws to make religious discrimination illegal to the next election. A new Religious Discrimination Act is reportedly the…

‘Nobody wants to expel gay kids’

December 12, 2018 The Australian: John Howard has blasted the “maddening” debate over religious freedoms in Australia, venting his frustration at parliament’s failure to reach a “commonsense…

John Howard says Scott Morrison can still win election

December 12, 2018 The Guardian: Former prime minister John Howard said Scott Morrison is ‘a good communicator’ and ‘an aggressive problem solver’ and still had a chance of winning the 2019…

Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity gets facelift in bid to woo back Christians

December 12, 2018 Independent.ie: Visitors will get a look at ancient mosaics and columns that have been restored to their original glory for the first time in 600 years. City officials hope the…

Christianity crackdown in Iran: Callous regime detains dozens of innocent believers

December 12, 2018 Daily Express: Many of the 114 incarcerated were converts to Christianity from a Muslim background. Iran accused the evangelised believers of “proselytising”. The term means…

Iran arrests more than 100 Christians in growing crackdown on minority

December 11, 2018 UK Telegraph: Iran has arrested more than 100 Christians in the last week, charities report, amid a growing crackdown by the Islamic Republic. Many of the 114 detained were…

Chinese Police Detain Prominent Pastor and Over 100 Protestants

December 11, 2018 New York Times: Wang Yi met President George W. Bush in 2006 at the White House with other prominent Christian activists.

“We also wanted to do more than just Bible distribution.”

December 10, 2018 Star Phoenix: In 1908, three Christian salesmen in the U.S. formed an organization dedicated to placing Bibles in hotel rooms. They called it The Gideons. In 1911, the…

Acquitted of blasphemy and living in fear

December 10, 2018 BBC News: Saima - not her real name- still hasn't recovered from her four years in solitary confinement in a small Pakistani prison cell. "Even now I feel like I am in…

Egypt’s silent epidemic of kidnapped Christian girls

December 10, 2018 Jerusalem Post: Egypt’s Christian community faces dangers that most other…

Nebraska principal reportedly bans candy canes, says ‘J shape’ stands for Jesus

December 10, 2018 Fox News: Nebraska school bans candy canes for 'J' shape Principal bans candy canes claiming the 'J' shape stands for 'Jesus.' An elementary school principal in Nebraska…

Landmines cleared from Jesus’ baptism site, ending 50-year shutdown

December 10, 2018 Haaretz: Three monasteries at Jesus' baptism site in the West Bank are accessible for the first time in 50 years after the site was cleared of mines. The British Halo…

Labor risks voter whirlwind with attack on faith-based schools

December 7, 2018 Sydney Morning Herald: Monday’s shock delay in the Senate of the Labor-sponsored Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill has capped off an…

The long, painful wait for abuse survivors to see redress

December 7, 2018 ABC News: Child sexual abuse survivor Geoff Meyers died before seeing a cent through the National Redress Scheme, as figures reveal only 1 per cent of people have…

Time for reality on religion

December 6, 2018 The Australian: The national parliament was deadlocked yesterday on the issue of the age — how to protect ­religious freedom in schools and worship with the need to protect gay children from discrimination.

Labor at odds on gay students

December 6, 2018 The Australian: Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten have failed to secure a deal to protect gay school students from discrimination after clashing over how best to preserve the…