Media Watch Around The World

‘I used to think like you – but then i grew up’

November 16, 2018 Daily Telegraph: Bindi Cole Chocka, now happy and taking responsibility...

Attendance at Church of England’s Sunday services falls again

November 15, 2018 The Guardian: Fewer people are turning to the church for key life events such as wedding or funerals.

US bishop blasts gay marriage, splits congregants

November 15, 2018 thedailystar.com: Albany Episcopal Diocese Bishop William H. Love penned a letter condemning the Episcopal Church's nationwide acceptance of same-sex marriage rights, and forbidding churches within his diocese to officiate such marriages.

Bishop Says Church Has Been Hijacked by Gay Rights and Satan Is Having a Heyday

November 15, 2018 Newsweek: An Episcopal Church bishop in Albany, New York, has issued a directive banning same-sex marriage in his diocese, claiming that the church has been “hijacked by…

Episcopal bishop bans gay nups in upstate diocese

November 15, 2018 NY Daily News: An Episcopal bishop in upstate New York is refusing to allow gay marriages in his diocese — in spite of a 2015 denomination-wide edict allowing same-sex…

By swallowing its opposition to the minister who doesn’t believe in God, the United Church shows just how irrelevant it is

November 14, 2018 Toronto Star: hey brought her flowers. They gave her a standing ovation. They repeatedly professed it “a great day.” This is the cult of Gretta Vosper.…

In surprise settlement, United Church agrees Toronto’s atheist minister can keep her job

November 14, 2018 Toronto Star: A United Church minister who had faced an unprecedented ecclesiastical court hearing over her professed atheism is no longer in danger of a…

‘Next time we will not survive’ - Middle East Christian refugee

November 14, 2018 World Watch Monitor: The arrival of IS was only the “tipping point” of a trend already gathering pace as Christians experienced an “overall loss of hope for a safe and secure…

New Polynesia Anglican Archbishop announced

November 13, 2018 scoop.co.nz: New Anglican Archbishop announced The Rev Fereimi Cama has been elected as the next DiocesanBishop of Polynesia. He will therefore become Archbishop andPrimate,…

Under the shadow of Asia Bibi; Life as a Christian in Pakistan

November 13, 2018 CNN: It is a chilly winter's morning and a weak blue fog has settled over Rawalpindi as we arrive at the city's St. Joseph's Cathedral. A…

Asia Bibi: Canada in talks with Pakistan over asylum

November 13, 2018 BBC News: Canada is in discussions with Pakistan about granting asylum to a Pakistani Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, according to Canadian Prime…

Asia Bibi: Pakistan denies Christian woman freed on blasphemy charges has left country

November 13, 2018 The Independent: Officials claim Ms Bibi is being held at secure location.

Asia Bibi ‘not offered UK asylum amid concerns of unrest and attacks’

November 12, 2018 UK Telegraph: Britain has not offered asylum to a Pakistani Christian woman freed after eight years on death row for blasphemy because of fear it would prompt “unrest” in…

Our socialist republic goes rogue

November 12, 2018 The Australian: This week the ACT has proved yet again that Canberrans are living in a world of their own.

Sex education plans risk ‘ghettoising’ religion, Church of England warns

November 9, 2018 UK Telegraph: S ex education plans risk “ghettoising” religion, the Church of England has warned. They argue that the proposed guidelines for schools on how to teach…

Archbishop ‘sorry’ for distress

November 9, 2018 The Australian: The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies has apologised for the “distress” caused by a letter signed by the heads of Anglican schools calling on the government to defend religious freedoms.

Call to release Ruddock report

November 9, 2018 The Australian: Sydney Catholic Archbishop Anthony Fisher...

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi flown out of the country

November 9, 2018 BBC News: A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after eight years on death row has been freed from prison, her lawyer has told the BBC. Saif ul Malook told…

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail after eight years on death row

November 9, 2018 SBS: The country's highest court last week overturned Bibi's conviction and ordered her release, but she had remained incarcerated as the government agreed to allow…

Time running out for religious freedom as ‘dual election’ option dismissed

November 7, 2018 Sydney Morning Herald: The Morrison government is running out of time to settle a heated dispute over religious freedom, casting new doubt over whether a Religious Discrimination Act…