20181005womeninchurch

The Australian Catholic Church’s Truth, Justice and Healing Council has “urged” use of a quota mechanism to give women decision-making roles at all levels of the church.

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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

20181009pewresearch

Australia has seen a continued rise in social hostilities involving religion, according to an annual study by the Pew Research Center.

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Source: ABC

20181012indonesia

A court in Indonesia sentenced Meiliana, an Indonesian of ethnic Chinese origin, to 18 months incarceration as per a newly introduced blasphemy law.

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Source: World Religion News

20181013oneday

3000 Jews and Muslims signed up to learn a song together entitled 'One Day' - The result was perfect harmony.

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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

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