Posts Tagged ‘Protest’

Cardinal supports students’ climate change protest – “Listen to them” Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

In New Zealand this Friday, young people are taking part in the worldwide college student protest about the slow pace of international action on climate change. The Catholic Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, is supporting their efforts. “We all need to listen to young people about climate change,” he said. Dew acknowledged that opinions Read more

Prolife supporters deliver 13,285 pairs of booties to Parliament Comments 0

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Both sides of the abortion debate demonstrated on Parliament’s front lawn on Wednesday. The Voice for Life prolife group laid out 13,285 pairs of baby booties on the lawn to represent the number of foetuses aborted in 2017. There was tension and some scuffles when a prochoice demonstrator started picking up handfuls of booties and Read more

Vietnamese priest’s protest demanding justice for detained parishioner goes viral Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

A video showing a priest in his clerical cassock staging a protest at a police detention centre has gone viral. On June 19, Father Joseph Nguyễn Duy Tân, pastor of Thọ Hòa parish in Đồng Nai province, came to the police detention centre of Biên Hòa, 30km North of Sàigòn, to demand the immediate release Read more

Nuns, priests and faith leaders arrested Comments 0

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Thirty or forty nuns, priests and faith leaders were among those arrested on Capitol Hill – the seat of the U.S. government – on Tuesday. They were calling on lawmakers to support bipartisan immigration legislation that makes permanent protections available to Dreamers. About 1.8 million Dreamers stand to lose the protection offered by the Obama-era Read more

Church leads DRC’s protest movement Comments 0

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The  Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) protest movement against President Joseph Kabila is being led by the Catholic Church. Last weekend’s anti-government protests in the capital city of Kinshasa saw four people shot dead. The United Nations mission in Congo says 47 people were wounded and over 100 arrested in the Sunday protests. The casualties Read more

Protesters block entrance to Australian High Commission’s gates in NZ Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

About 20 protesters blocked the entrance to the Australian high commission in Wellington on Monday to highlight the plight of refugees and asylum-seekers on Manus Island. “The purpose of the protest was to prevent anyone inside from leaving”, Peace Action Wellington spokeswoman Emma Cullen said. “We’re shutting them down for as long as we can Read more

HNZ to build houses where church-based protest took place Comments 0

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Housing New Zealand (HNZ) has resource consent to build houses in Naenae on a site that was the scene of a church-based protest. Construction is expected to begin shortly, with the first homes finished by mid-2018. In April, members of St David’s Anglican Church in Naenae camped out for the weekend on land across the Read more

Weapons expo’ protesters appear in court Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Protesters from last week’s defence industry conference in Wellington have appeared in court on charges of obstructing a public place, and disorderly behaviour. Six people appeared before a registrar in the Wellington District Court last Friday morning. Continue reading Related Posts:Former priest faces further sex abuse chargesCardinal George Pell – the time of trial begins122 Read more

Scores of Indonesian priests quit in protest Comments 0

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Scores of Indonesian priests quit their posts after accusing a bishop on the Catholic majority island of Flores of embezzling more than US$100,000 of church funds for personal use. At least 69 priests from Ruteng Diocese submitted letters of resignation this week and demanded that Bishop Hubertus Leteng heed their calls for a complete overhaul Read more

Greens say banning abortion protests worth thinking about Comments 2

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Green MP Jan Logie says it is worth debating whether New Zealand should ban protests around abortion clinics, similar to those enforced in some Australian states. In the Australian states of Tasmania and Victoria, filming, intimidation and protests are banned within 150m of abortion centres. In New South Wales, a bill to provide a 150m Read more