Posts Tagged ‘Protest’

Hundreds parkup overnight in homelessness protest Comments 0

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Entire families joined the Park Up for Homes event in Ōtara’s town centre on Saturday night, organised by members of the community and staff at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT). About 200 carloads of people showed up in the cold and rain, with many saying they hoped the demonstration would raise public awareness and encourage Read more

Gay conversion protest at Sydney uni Catholic event Comments 0

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Protestors have tried to disrupt an event titled “Man + Woman = Made for each other”, run by a Catholic group at the University of Sydney. Around 60 students with megaphones, rainbow flags and a trombone drowned out large parts of the event organised by the University of Sydney Union Catholic Society on May 4. Read more

Peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies aged 94 Comments 0

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Jesuit peace activist Daniel Berrigan, who was imprisoned after burning draft files in an anti-war protest in the 1960s, has died aged 94. Fr Berrigan died peacefully on April 30 at Murray-Weigel Hall in New York City, after a long illness. Fr Berrigan and his younger brother, Fr Philip Berrigan, emerged as leaders of the Read more

Aust church leaders avoid jail for refugee protest sit-in Comments 0

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

A group of Perth church leaders who staged a sit-in in a cabinet minister’s office to protest treatment of refugee children have avoided jail. The group refused to leave Australian justice minister Michael Keenan’s office on February 20. At the Perth Magistrates Court last week, the protestors were given “spent” convictions for trespassing and were Read more

Catholic youth, students protest Papua priest’s treatment Comments 0

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Catholic students and young people in Papua have marched in protest against police interrogation of a Catholic priest. The protest in Jayapura by the Union of Catholic University Students of Indonesia and Catholic Youth organisations was in response to police treatment of Fr John Djonga. Last month, Fr Djonga led a prayer service at the Read more

Parishioners block bishop from shifting saint’s remains Comments 0

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Parishioners at an Italian basilica formed a human barrier to prevent a bishop temporarily moving the remains of St Valentine to another church. The bishop of Terni-Narni-Amelia, Bishop Giuseppe Piemontese, wanted to transfer the saint’s remains from San Valentino Basilica in Terni to a cathedral five kilometres away. This was part of a Year of Read more

Ratana Church shows how to protest with dignity Comments 0

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Long-serving organiser of the annual Waitangi Festival, Pita Paraone, says Ratana leaders have shown it is possible to hold a dignified pōwhiri for the Crown while still making a strong protest against the TPP, and Waitangi elders should follow suit. Fears of a sizeable protest from anti-TPPA protesters at the annual Ratana Church celebrations in Read more

Planner recommends commissioners give BP the green light Comments 0

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

A noisy protest by pupils, parents and supporters of the St Mark’s Catholic School in Pakuranga, Auckland has fallen on at least one set of deaf ears. An Auckland Council planner, Scott Cheng, is recommending commissioners give the green light to the BP oil company’s request to build next to the school, but with conditions. Read more

Christians in Egypt help oust President Morsi Comments 0

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Unpunished attacks on Coptic Orthodox and Catholics led many Christians in Egypt to join the demonstrations that led to President Mohammed Morsi being ousted by the armed forces. “Most of the Christians do not want the president,” said Father Rafic Greiche, the spokesman for the Greek Melkite Catholic Church in Egypt. “We have to be Read more

Turkey unhappy at Pope’s Armenian genocide comment Comments 2

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Turkey’s foreign ministry has protested to the Vatican after Pope Francis referred to the mass murder of Armenians as “the first genocide of the 20th century”. The Pope alluded briefly to the Armenian genocide during a meeting with Armenian Catholic Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni of Cilicia. An estimated 1 to 1.5 million Armenians died Read more