20180907bkoran

Some imams in Australia still teach that the Koran permits husbands to beat their wives, with police reporting Muslim men are citing scripture to justify abuse. Now a new generation of faith leaders is working to undo the damage.

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Source: ABC

20180907ahomeless

It's 7pm on a Wednesday and, good Lord, it's cold in the Melbourne suburb of Heathmont. If Glenn wasn’t sleeping inside (the heated) Heathmont Baptist Church tonight, he would be shivering in a pitch-black Vermont water tunnel.

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Source: The Age

20180909benedictine

An order of Catholic monks famous for their six-day silent retreats and chanting have bought a property in southern Tasmania that they hope will become their new Australian base.

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Source: ABC

20180907scottmorrison

Australia has its first Pentecostal Prime Minister with Scott Morrison elected Liberal Party leader and Prime Minister of Australia.

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Source: Eternity

20180903anauruThere are around 1,650 asylum seekers and refugees, adults and children, currently in Manus and Nauru. These are people who arrived by boat after 19th July 2013 and are still awaiting resettlement. Many are entering their sixth year in those regional processing centres, and a steady stream of health professionals have articulated concerns about the mental and physical damage sustained by people who have been given little reason to hope for a time when they can establish permanent roots in a community. These are lives on hold.

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For those who have not heard, a diverse range of faith communities around the world are awakening to a fresh opportunity to help create a safer climate future. The initiative, called “Living the Change: faithful choices for a flourishing world”, is seeking to challenge people of faith to live more simply, in line with the long-held spiritual traditions.

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20180903sikhfarmersOn the New South Wales mid north coast, time is running out for a group of farmers from the Sikh community to save their crops.

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Source: SBS

20180911popefrances

Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of sexual abuse committed by priests and demanding accountability.

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Source: ABC

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