Media Watch Around The World
November 10, 2017 ABC News: The trial of three men who allegedly protested outside Canberra's abortion clinic has heard they were praying, holding rosary beads and walking in an exclusion zone when arrested.
November 10, 2017 The Australian: A parliamentary showdown is looming over same-sex marriage, with supporters of change demanding conservative MPs immediately release a rival bill aimed at protecting religious freedoms if a Yes vote is returned.
November 9, 2017 The Spectator: Kicked ‘like a football’ were the words used by a Pakistani Christian to describe a brutal assault that left him unconscious outside a restaurant in Derby last month.
November 9, 2017 Canberra CityNews: ABOUT six years ago Turner’s David McDonald was drawing up a will and power of attorney in hospital after he was told he only had one year to live.
November 9, 2017 Sydney Morning Herald: To be honest, I'm disappointed. "Reason to Hope", the third Global Atheist Convention scheduled for Melbourne in February 2018, has been cancelled because of "lack of interest" (according to my sources).
November 9, 2017 CHOOSE: The city of Bogor, on the outskirts of greater Jakarta, is a conservative Muslim area with a strong Christian minority. To open a church here, Christian groups must meet a lot of requirements, including getting permission from Muslim authorities.
November 8, 2017 CHOOSE: Parents are outraged after learning students in grade 2 are shown pictures of genitals, grade 3 the clitoris, and grade 4 being taught about gay couples in school.
November 8, 2017 ABC News: Eleven years ago, Rob Hodgson said a prayer for New South Wales schools.
November 8, 2017 Daily Telegraph: The Presbyterian Church of Australia is considering whether to decline recognition under the Marriage Act if changes are made to allow same-sex couples to marry — leaving couples to have their wedding legally solemnised outside the church.
November 8, 2017 World Watch Monitor: Eritrea’s security forces shot at protesters, using live ammunition, in the capital Asmara on Tuesday (31 October) during a protest against the government’s plans to turn all schools public. This would mean forbidding students from wearing religious items such as Christian crosses or Muslim headscarves.
November 7, 2017 Christianity Today: Psychologists find support from community and trust in God make a measurable impact.
November 7, 2017 Daily Express: Four churches have been forced to shut after Christian worshipers were pelted with rocks in a shocking series of attacks.
November 6, 2017 News.com.au: A GUNMAN in full combat gear has killed and wounded dozens of people during a shooting spree at a small Texas church.
November 6, 2017 Washington Examiner: A U.K. court has ruled that the University of Sheffield’s decision to expel a Christian student over his comments on homosexuality is legal.
November 6, 2017 The Guardian: A devout Christian who was thrown off a university social work course after branding homosexuality a sin on Facebook has lost a high court battle.
November 6, 2017 Religion News Service: Several people were shot Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a rural church outside San Antonio.
November 6, 2017 World Watch Monitor: Raymond Koh turns 63 today, but almost nine months after his abduction there is still no news of the Malaysian pastor.
November 3, 2017 Sydney Morning Herald: The University of Sydney has rejected calls from its staff to make a public statement in support of marriage equality.
November 3, 2017 The Age: A familiar footnote – or something similar – appears at the bottom of countless news reports on "voluntary assisted dying" (the latest euphemism for euthanasia and assisted suicide): "If you are troubled by this report, experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide, you can call Lifeline."
November 3, 2017 Herald Sun: A MELBOURNE high school teacher says she would refuse to teach “lewd” material in the Victorian government’s mandatory respectful relationships program to be introduced in all state schools next year.