Media Watch Around The World

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Does Rugby Australia’s Folau firing adhere to its own ‘vision’?

June 4, 2019 : Israel Folau is now certainly unemployed, most certainly not by choice. So what exactly should he do next? The answer to that question must be framed by…

Millennial non-Christians more spiritually curious than older nonbelievers: Barna

June 4, 2019 Christian Post: Millennial-aged Americans who identify as…

Christianity crackdown: Horror after nun decapitated in brutal attack

June 4, 2019 Daily Express: The attacks took place near the town of Paoua, near the border with Chad, this week. A UN spokesperson believes a group called 3R are responsible. They are said…

‘You’ll go to hell’: Israel Folau’s Wallabies career ended amid dad’s intervention, says report

June 3, 2019 Sydney Morning Herald: Israel Folau was on the verge of reaching a peace deal with Rugby Australia and deleting the controversial social media post that ended his Wallabies career…

Folau motivated by ‘genuine’ religious conviction

June 3, 2019 Sky News: The Daily Telegraph's Jamie Pandaram says Israel Folau refused to accept a peace treaty from Rugby Australia due to his ‘genuine religious beliefs.’

Eric Abetz intervenes in sacking of Israel Folau

June 3, 2019 Nine MSN: The Liberal Senator has asked authorities to investigate Rugby Australia's decision to sack Israel Folau for a series of controversial social media posts.

Union bosses defend right of workers to express religious beliefs

June 3, 2019 Sydney Morning Herald: The national construction union would defend workers sacked for expressing their religious beliefs and one of its leaders believes Wallabies star Israel Folau…

Actually, Scott Morrison’s faith could make him a better PM

June 3, 2019 ABC Online: Scott Morrison's religious faith has come under scrutiny and, in some quarters, derision of late. On one level this is a bit odd. Most of Australia's…

Doctors out to halt push

June 3, 2019 The Australian: Dr Anil Tandon, a palliative care physician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in WA, is lobbying against planned euthanasia laws.…

Folau compelled to warn us

June 3, 2019 The Australian: Israel Folau criticised several groups in his Instagram post, but only one of them has complained.

Religious freedom on top of Porter’s agenda

June 3, 2019 The West Australian: Christian Porter has not ruled out holding a national jobs summit between business, unions and Government in his new role as Industrial Relations Minister. And…

Holy in one! Nine-hole crazy golf course to be installed in Rochester Cathedral

June 3, 2019 Daily Mail: Holy in one! Nine-hole crazy golf course to be installed in Rochester Cathedral over the summer to encourage younger visitors Rochester Cathedral in Kent will…

Push to make religious beliefs exempt from workplace contracts

May 31, 2019 Daily Mail: Push to make religious beliefs exempt from workplace contracts after Israel Folau was sacked for saying gays will go to hell Attorney-General Christian Porter…

Religious discrimination laws get closer

May 31, 2019 SBS: Some coalition MPs are expected to press for stronger religious freedom laws after the party received strong backing from religious voters at the election.…

Attorney-General Christian Porter pushes back on ‘Folau’s law’ idea

May 31, 2019 The Age: Attorney-General Christian Porter is pushing back on calls from within the Coalition to exempt religious beliefs from employment contracts, which could afford…

Choices to be made on freedom of religion laws

May 31, 2019 : The Government says it is getting on with its pledge to protect religious freedoms, though legislation is unlikely to come before the Parliament before the middle of next year.

Rugby family has lost all patience with shrill dogma of administrators

May 31, 2019 The Australian: As the Israel Folau fiasco threatens to engulf and potentially sink Australian rugby, the rugby family is losing patience while the game’s administration is losing any semblance of support.

Citing inclusion of LGBT clerics, Anglican bishops in Africa to shun Lambeth Conference

May 30, 2019 Religion News Service: As disputes over homosexuality continue to stir within the worldwide Anglican Communion, conservative African bishops say they will…

Religious Men Can Be Devoted Dads, Too

May 30, 2019 New York Times: Religious Men Can Be Devoted Dads, Too Faith, like feminism, sets high expectations for husbands. The authors are collaborators on a new report about marriage,…

Labor must rid itself of factionalism and reconnect with people of faith: Rudd

May 30, 2019 ABC News: Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says there should be room for both Ed Husic and Kristina Keneally in the new shadow cabinet. Mr Rudd, the last Labor…