Media Watch Around The World

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With a worsening pandemic, California bans singing in places of worship

July 6, 2020 CNN: While you can still attend in-person church services in California, you can't sing. The state, to curb a rapidly worsening pandemic , has temporarily…

Turkey orders deportation of pastor’s wife and mother-of-three in string of expulsions

July 6, 2020 World Watch Monitor: A Christian woman and mother-of-three has been told she has to leave Turkey, one of the…

Abortion charities are caught mailing ‘DIY’ termination pills without making basic checks

July 6, 2020 Daily Mail: Two of Britain's leading abortion charities are caught mailing 'DIY' termination pills without making basic checks on the women receiving them At start of…

Justin Bieber thanks Jesus Christ on Instagram for making him feel ‘loved, chosen, and forgiven’

July 6, 2020 Daily Mail: Justin Bieber thanks Jesus Christ for making him feel 'loved, chosen, and forgiven' and urges his fans to turn to Faith in times of struggle Justin Bieber has…

Death Cafes help ease grief, loss in the time of coronavirus

July 3, 2020 Religion News Service: Panic attacks, trouble breathing, relapses that have sent her to bed for 14 hours at a…

New research examines links between religion and parental support from non-family members

July 3, 2020 Eureka Alert: "Be fruitful and multiply" says the Bible, and worldwide religious people tend…

Iranian Christian Convert Criticizes Iran’s Banishment as Harassment

July 2, 2020 VOA: An Iranian Christian convert sent into internal exile by Iran’s government after it jailed him for six years for his peaceful evangelism has criticized his…

Record 1.4 million people relying on food charity as recession bites

July 2, 2020 Sydney Morning Herald: A record 1.4 million desperate Australians are relying on food banks to put dinner on the table amid fears the end of JobKeeper in September will see charities…

260,000 sign petition to block film starring Paris Jackson as Jesus

July 1, 2020 : Paris Jackson models for Jean Paul Gaultier during Paris Haute Couture fashion week in January.Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA A forthcoming film starring Paris…

Survivors want action on redress holdouts

July 1, 2020 AAP: The federal government must follow through with its threat to impose financial sanctions…

Could a black, conservative, evangelical woman be Canada’s next prime minister?

July 1, 2020 Washington Post: In one sense, Leslyn Lewis , one of four candidates running to lead Canada’s Conservative Party into the next election, is the right woman at the right place at…

U.S. Supreme Court endorses taxpayer funds for religious schools

July 1, 2020 Reuters: The U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the separation of church and state in a major ruling on Tuesday by endorsing Montana tax credits that…

Israel pulls plug on God TV, evangelical channel ‘spreading gospel of Jesus’ to Jews

June 30, 2020 Haaretz: In a landmark ruling, Israeli regulatory authorities announced on Sunday that they are shutting down an evangelical Christian television station for not…

How new technologies are unraveling the Dead Sea Scrolls’ secrets

June 30, 2020 Jerusalem Post: From DNA analysis and artificial intelligence to particle accelerators, researchers are relying on a wide range of cutting-edge technologies to solve the…

Archbishop of Canterbury: Church must reconsider image of Jesus as white

June 29, 2020 Jerusalem Post: The Anglican Church should reconsider its portrayal of Jesus as a white man, the archbishop of Canterbury has said.Speaking to BBC Radio 4's flagship Today…

Welby says Church of England to review statues

June 29, 2020 BBC News: The Church of England is to "very carefully" review statues at major places of worship to see "if they all should be there", the Archbishop of Canterbury has…

Church of England should reconsider portrayal of Jesus as white, Welby says

June 29, 2020 The Guardian: Justin Welby: ‘Jesus is portrayed in as many ways as there are cultures, languages and understandings.’Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters The Anglican church…

Deadline looms for abuse redress scheme

June 29, 2020 AAP: TheNational Redress Scheme for people sexually abused as children in Australian institutions what is it? * A $3.8 billion scheme designed to deliver redress…

Ohio Governor Signs Bill Expanding Religious Freedom In Schools

June 26, 2020 Associated Press: A bill expanding religious freedom in Ohio public schools and allowing students to engage in religious expression in their school assignments was signed…

Amazon doubles down on excluding some conservative nonprofits from customer donations

June 25, 2020 Washington Times: In yet another slap in the face from far-left tech giants to…