Media Watch Around The World

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Roger Stone finds Jesus

July 14, 2020 Washington Times: President Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend and political adviser Roger Stone just days before Stone was to begin a 40-month prison sentence — he and the president say he was falsely accused — reminded me of another man who was as loyal to his president and who did go to prison.

Turkey’s president formally makes Hagia Sophia —a former cathedral — a mosque

July 13, 2020 Associated Press: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday formally reconverted Istanbul's sixth-century iconic…

Anglican Property Wins Don’t Put an End to Legal Disputes

July 13, 2020 Christianity Today: Breakaway congregations in South Carolina and Texas continue protracted fight with the Episcopal Church.

Double win at Supreme Court elates religious conservatives

July 13, 2020 ABC America: Conservative-leaning faith leaders and their allies, outspoken in recent years about what they consider infringements on religious liberties,…

Condemnation from abroad as Erdogan converts Hagia Sophia into mosque

July 13, 2020 Sydney Morning Herald: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has declared Istanbul's Hagia Sophia a mosque with the first Muslim prayers to begin in two weeks, after a top court…

Trump has closed the door on persecuted Christians, says report

July 13, 2020 NBC News: Despite public statements promoting religious freedom, the Trump administration has failed to provide a lifeline to persecuted Christian refugees…

Kanye’s running for president — and his platform has a lot of God in it

July 10, 2020 Religion News Service: Kanye West is running for president, and he believes God told him to do it. That’s according to an…

Church of England bishops criticised over Cummings tweets

July 10, 2020 The Guardian: More than a dozen bishops criticised No 10 aide Dominic Cummings over his breaches of lockdown guidance.

Christian foster service ‘must allow gay carers’

July 9, 2020 BBC News: An evangelical Christian fostering service must allow gay parents to sign up as carers, a judge has ruled. Cornerstone (North East) Adoption and Fostering…

Lambeth Conference faces further postponement

July 9, 2020 Kent Online: Lambeth Conference in Canterbury postponed until 2022.

Don’t erase Jesus’s Jewish identity

July 9, 2020 The Spectator: ‘So when did your family convert to Christianity?’ asked an American General early on in the occupation of Iraq. ‘About two thousand years ago,’ replied the…

U.S. Supreme Court protects religious schools from employment bias suits

July 9, 2020 Reuters: The U.S. Supreme Court, siding with Catholic schools in a legal dispute with teachers who said they were unlawfully dismissed, ruled on…

Supreme Court allows religious, moral exemptions for employers opposed to contraceptives

July 9, 2020 USA Today: The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that employers with religious or moral objections do not have to help provide insurance…

Russian church leader says calls to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque threaten Christianity

July 8, 2020 Reuters: Patriarch Kirill, the leader of Russia’s Orthodox Church, said on Monday that calls to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a mosque posed a…

The Religious Roots of a New Progressive Era

July 8, 2020 New York Times: The Religious Roots of a New Progressive Era Welcome to the post-Protestant Reformation.

Retiring Wollondilly Anglican headmaster bids school farewell

July 7, 2020 Camden Advertiser: Dr Stuart Quarmby is bidding his students farewell…

With a worsening pandemic, California bans singing in places of worship

July 6, 2020 CNN: While you can still attend in-person church services in California, you can't sing. The state, to curb a rapidly worsening pandemic , has temporarily…

Turkey orders deportation of pastor’s wife and mother-of-three in string of expulsions

July 6, 2020 World Watch Monitor: A Christian woman and mother-of-three has been told she has to leave Turkey, one of the…

Abortion charities are caught mailing ‘DIY’ termination pills without making basic checks

July 6, 2020 Daily Mail: Two of Britain's leading abortion charities are caught mailing 'DIY' termination pills without making basic checks on the women receiving them At start of…

Justin Bieber thanks Jesus Christ on Instagram for making him feel ‘loved, chosen, and forgiven’

July 6, 2020 Daily Mail: Justin Bieber thanks Jesus Christ for making him feel 'loved, chosen, and forgiven' and urges his fans to turn to Faith in times of struggle Justin Bieber has…