20190607animalssentient

Pet owners who keep their dogs locked up and do not allow them to exercise for longer than one day could face a fine of up to $4,000 under sweeping changes that enshrine animal feelings into ACT law.

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Source: ABC

20190608persecutedchristians

The persecution of Christians in parts of the world is at near "genocide" levels, according to a report ordered by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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Source: BBC

20190603icvvcciftar

Peace, love and unity were on the menu at an Iftar dinner held at Ivanhoe Uniting Church on 18 May. The event, jointly staged by the Victorian Council of Churches and Islamic Council of Victoria, invited Christians and Muslims to share more than just a meal.

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Source: Crosslight

20190614jewishwomenwigs

At the Zelda Hair wig shop in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, young Orthodox Jewish women are continuing the tradition of covering their hair after marriage — without sacrificing their identity.

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Source: Refinery

20190609popesexabuse

Pope Francis introduced sweeping changes in Catholic Church law on Thursday local time to hold bishops accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, making reporting obligatory for clerics and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed.

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Source: ABC

20190605religiousfreedom

Christian leaders have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to demand they protect religious beliefs as the future of controversial rugby star Israel Folau fuels debate over freedom of speech as an election issue.

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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

20190611lds

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday (May 6) that the church was eliminating the yearlong waiting period between a civil marriage and a temple “sealing".

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Source: Religion News

20190601islamophobia

A four-year study into faith communities in Australia and the UK has found Muslims experience acts of violence on an individual basis like no other religious adherents, leading to calls for better early education in religious awareness.

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Source: ABC

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