Media Watch Around The World
Please note - these links are from outside sources. Posting does not imply endorsement. For information only.
November 26, 2002 : Ever since his appointment as Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Peter Jensen has come under fire from some quarters for his bible-thumping brand of Christianity. ... But does the fact that Jensen has so far weathered each of them with apparent ease ... suggest that his detractors are losing sight of a bigger picture?
November 25, 2002 : Rocco and Sue Scarcella from Sylvania Anglican parish left on Saturday for Bali. They have helped Protestant orphanages on the island for the last 25 years. Today's Australian has James Murray's story on page 6. Unfortunately the story is not posted on the Australian's web site.
November 25, 2002 : The Evangelical Alliance is encouraging Christians to view the Harry Potter phenomenon as a significant opportunity to engage with society and present the enduring Christian world view as a positive alternative to the fantasy realm of Harry's world.
November 25, 2002 : At the end of 2002, American anxiety about terrorism, a sagging economy and the aging of the baby-boom generation continue to fuel an ever-expanding market for inspirational books.
November 25, 2002 : In Alabama and Ohio, courts last week ordered the removal of monuments to the Ten Commandments from a state courthouse and four public schools. In Texas, a federal court just six weeks earlier ruled the opposite, deciding a monument to the Ten Commandments could stay on state capitol grounds.
November 23, 2002 : Authorities clamped a curfew on the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna after at least 105 people were stabbed, bludgeoned or burnt to death during violent demonstrations over the Miss World pageant. Also read:
- Red Cross: 100 die in Nigeria riots
November 23, 2002 : An independent inquiry into past handling of sexual abuse complaints in the Brisbane Anglican Diocese has been given more time to complete its investigation.
November 22, 2002 : Follow the link to read the report on the Diocesan web site.
November 22, 2002 : Iraqi Christians fear that a war against Iraq will trigger religious tensions that they say presently don't exist between them and their Muslim compatriots.
November 22, 2002 : It is obedience to the Scriptures and age-old church tradition that prompts the resistance to women priests, writes Peter Jensen for the Age.
November 22, 2002 : The editorial page of The Australian includes an editorial referring to the Reverend Fred Nile's comments about the wearing of Muslim religious dress. Bishop Robert Forsyth is quoted. Read
the editorial here (scroll down).
November 22, 2002 : Abbotsford is the battleground for an international event that may forever change the Anglican church and may be one of the biggest events since the 16th century.
November 22, 2002 : A suspected Islamist gunman shot dead an American woman missionary with three bullets to the head at a charity clinic in Lebanon on Thursday, security officials and aid workers have said.
November 20, 2002 : The growing fraud problem in Nigeria threatens to undermine churches' growth and credibility, according to Suleiman Jakonda, executive director of rurcon, a pan-African Christian development ministry.