Media Watch Around The World
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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.
November 20, 2002 : The federal government and the Anglican Church of Canada have reached a deal that, if ratified, would see the church pay up to $25 million to those abused in its native residential schools.
November 20, 2002 : American and Vatican differences with France and Germany have delayed work on drafting a U.N. treaty against human cloning for at least a year.
November 20, 2002 : Pearl Jam are no longer the long-haired, angst-ridden young men who helped pioneer grunge in the early 90s. They are now 30-somethings with glasses and conservative haircuts, but they have attained a longevity few would have predicted ten years ago. Along the way they have continued to break new ground and maintain a freshness and an energy to their music. Read more
November 19, 2002 : "Many of Sydney's opinion leaders, and indeed those writing in the pages of this newspaper, have been bemused by the vision for women's ministry that holds sway in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Far from being a patriarchal vision, the Bible presents a radical view of gender relations - and therefore female ministry in the church - that challenges the vacuous political correctness prevailing today" writes Narelle Jarrett's for the Sydney Morning Herald.