Media Watch Around The World

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Retired pastor sues Virginia apartment complex that threatened to evict him for holding Bible study

May 23, 2019 Fox News: A retired pastor who was served with an eviction notice at his senior living apartment in Virginia for holding a weekly Bible…

Couple sues retirement community over Bible study eviction

May 23, 2019 Washington Times: Religious education in public schools is generally prohibited under the U.S. Constitution’s establishment clause, which bans state-sanctioned religion, but…

Could Israel Folau’s sacking have a knock-on effect in Australian sport?

May 23, 2019 ABC News: Israel Folau's sacking by Rugby Australia (RA) has set the scene for a potential court battle that will test religious expression and freedom of speech in…

Labor urged to include people of faith

May 23, 2019 Canberra Times: Chris Bowen has said many religious Australians believe the Labor Party no longer cares about them. Many Australians of faith believe Labor does not care about…

‘Votes lost over religion’

May 23, 2019 The Australian: Labor frontbencher Chris Bowen bows out of the ALP leadership race yesterday...

NHS nurse who offered a Bible to a cancer patient LOSES unfair dismissal appeal at tribunal

May 22, 2019 Daily Mail: Sarah Kuteh was fired from her job at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent, in 2016 for repeatedly talking to patients about her faith.

Scott Morrison Won Australia’s Election Against All Odds. It Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise

May 22, 2019 Foreign Policy: Understanding Australia’s shock election last weekend, in which the right-wing coalition of incumbent Prime Minister Scott Morrison unexpectedly won, requires looking to an unlikely source: a conservative Christian rugby star.

Work starts on residential aged care home in Oran Park

May 22, 2019 Camden-Narellan Advertiser: A sod-turning ceremony last Thursday marked the start of construction on a large residential aged care home in Oran Park.

Rugby announces unprecedented faith review

May 22, 2019 News.com.au: RUPA said on Monday the decision to tear up Folau’s Rugby Australia contract was “a sad outcome for Israel, his family, friends, teammates, opponents and all…

Religious issues ‘swayed poll’

May 22, 2019 The Australian: Covenant Christian School principal Bill Rusin says he wrote to Labor education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek but did not…

What role did religious faith play in the 2019 federal election?

May 21, 2019 Daily Mail: The Coalition's surprising win in the 2019 will no doubt cause great soul-searching in progressive circles. Labor had for months, if not longer, simply assumed that it would form Government after the election, with support from the Greens in the Senate. Labor and Greens candidates were riding a progressive wave of support for tackling issues such as climate change and discrimination.

Christians offer to cover up crosses for Muslims to celebrate Ramadan in church

May 21, 2019 Daily Mail: Christians offer to cover up crosses and picture of Jesus for Muslims to celebrate Ramadan in their church Rev. Lissa Scott agreed to host event at St Matthew…

Rugby Australia: Bob Dwyer blasts ‘badly handled’ Israel Folau saga as appeal deadline looms

May 20, 2019 Sydney Morning Herald: World Cup-winning former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer blasted Rugby Australia for its hard line stance against Israel Folau as time ticked down on the spurned fullback's right to appeal his sacking.

Another church attack in Burkina Faso leaves 4 Catholics dead

May 20, 2019 CBC News: Unidentified assailants killed four Catholics and destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary in northern Burkina Faso, a bishop said on Tuesday, the third deadly attack against Christians in the West African country in two weeks.

Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill

May 20, 2019 Reuters: Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama…

LGBT lessons protests spreading

May 20, 2019 BBC News: Schools across England have received letters opposing the teaching of relationships and sex education (RSE) and LGBT equality, the BBC has learned. Protests…

Christian leaders say religious freedom was among factors that influenced voters

May 20, 2019 Sydney Morning Herald: Christian leaders believe religious freedom was among "sleeper" issues that influenced votes for the Coalition in marginal seats across the country. Mark…

Mike Pence warns Christian students to prepare to be ‘shunned’ for their beliefs

May 17, 2019 The Independent: Mike Pence has warned Christian graduates of an evangelical university that they should prepare to face ridicule for their beliefs. The deeply religious vice…

Welcome to Church. Want to Take a Selfie?

May 17, 2019 Christianity Today: More Americans went to church yesterday, Mother’s Day, than any other day in the past year besides Christmas and Easter. And thanks to church photo booths,…

Gay Teens and the ‘Suicide’ Meme

May 17, 2019 Quadrant Online: Some voices in the leftist media — The Guardian , for instance — are claiming the primary reason Israel Folau needs to silenced and sacked by Rugby Australia is…