Media Watch Around The World

Pontius Pilate’s Name Is Found on 2,000-Year-Old Ring

December 3, 2018 New York Times: The ring bearing the name of Pontius Pilate was discovered in the late 1960s, one of thousands of artifacts found in the excavation of Herodium, an ancient…

Ancient ring found to belong to the man who crucified Jesus

December 3, 2018 The Independent: An ancient ring found in Bethlehem belonged to the man who crucified Jesus, scientists believe. The bronze ring was discovered 50 years ago during a dig at…

Government orders states to maintain complaints register for school chaplains

December 3, 2018 The Guardian: The federal government will require states to maintain a register of complaints against religious chaplains after concerns that not all jurisdictions were…

Labor weighs discrimination bill

December 3, 2018 The Australian: Labor senator Penny Wong....

Anglican Church revises property sell-off list

December 3, 2018 ABC News: The Anglican Church has reduced the number of properties it will put on the market in Tasmania to fund its contribution to the National Redress Scheme for…

Religious schools fear faith rights

November 30, 2018 The Australian: Attorney-General Christian Porter issued a warning on Labor’s bill.

Labor ‘politics’ over gay students

November 30, 2018 The Australian: Labor senator Penny Wong...

Birth certificate change possible without surgery under NT transgender laws

November 30, 2018 SBS: The Northern Territory parliament has passed laws allowing people to change their gender without sex reassignment surgery. People will be able change the gender…

Sydney woman deported from Nepal accused of door knocking as a Christian missionary

November 30, 2018 ABC News: An Australian woman has been deported from Nepal for allegedly trying to convert people to Christianity. Sydney woman Katie Rachel Graham was arrested 20…

China: Christian students under pressure to give up their faith

November 29, 2018 : Group of Chinese students on Tiananmen Square, in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

World’s first gene-edited babies created in China, claims scientist

November 29, 2018 The Guardian: Many mainstream scientists have denounced the Chinese report as human…

Labor ‘threat’ to biblical teaching

November 28, 2018 The Australian: The Catholic Church is leading the campaign against Bill Shorten’s push to introduce a private member’s bill removing protections for faith-based educators, warning its ability to “teach Catholic beliefs is threatened” by the Labor plan.

Brits’ Top Response to Theology Questions? ‘Don’t Know’

November 28, 2018 Christianity Today: A third of people in the United Kingdom say they don’t know whether the Resurrection actually occurred, whether God counts a person righteous based on faith…

Catholics slam plan to remove sex from birth certificates

November 27, 2018 Daily Mail: 'Schools need to know if a student is a male or a female': Catholics slam plan to remove sex from birth certificates Catholic Archdiocese has slammed calls to…

China should free Christian pastor unjustly imprisoned

November 27, 2018 Fox News: Pastor John Cao has been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison.

Majority for religious protections

November 27, 2018 The Australian: A clear majority of Australians — including nearly 60 per cent of Labor voters — has backed new laws to prevent individuals, schools and companies from being discriminated against ­because of their religious beliefs and practices.

Both Labor and the Coalition threaten religious schools

November 27, 2018 Spectator Australia: Religious schools may be fundamentally undermined by Commonwealth parliamentarians adopting flawed amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act in their admirable…

Pakistan PM Imran Khan stirs controversy over Jesus

November 26, 2018 Times of India: Imran Khan: Moses got some mention, but Jesus Christ has no mention in human history.

American on deadly trip to island: ‘God sheltered me’

November 26, 2018 Associated Press: In this October 2018 photo, American adventurer John Allen Chau, stands ...

Retrieving Body of Missionary Killed on Remote Indian Island Is a Struggle

November 26, 2018 New York Times: Supported by John Allen Chau, an American missionary, was killed last week as he tried to spread Christianity to North Sentinel, a forbidden island in the…