Posts Tagged ‘Religious Discrimination’

Australian bishops: religious discrimination bill has merit, but flaws should be fixed Comments 0

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Australia’s Catholic bishops have welcomed changes to a proposed religious discrimination bill to protect religious believers and institutions from discrimination and needless legal action, but they said more work is necessary for an Australia-wide law. “The draft laws are an important way to help people of faith and the organizations they establish as communities of Read more

Religious freedom significantly strengthened in Australia Comments 0

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The position of Australian churches, faith-based schools and charities to select staff based on their beliefs has been strengthened by a raft of changes to Prime Minister, Scott Morrison’s religious freedom bill. The changes came after faith-based organisations, business leaders and LGBTTIQ+ groups were highly critical of the initial draft. A second draft, Morrison is Read more

Religious Discrimination bill under threat from religious leaders Comments 0

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Australia’s religious discrimination bill took a temporary step backwards late last week as religious leaders threatened to withdraw their support for the proposed bill. Attorney General, Christian Porter intended to introduce the bill to the Federal Parliament before Christmas. But the powerful religious groups say the bill, in its current form, will actually diminish the Read more

Destiny Church member refused rental property on religious grounds Comments 0

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

A forestry worker in Whangārei is offended his application to rent a cottage was refused because he’s a member of the Destiny Church. Read more Related Posts:Tangata whenua angry over use of Parihaka name by…Critics say Destiny Church gives God a bad nameMan-Up programme has never been banned from prisonsPopulism getting louder in NZ but Read more

Australia’s Christians need to ‘suck it up and calm down’ over religious freedom Comments 0

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Australian Christians are not suffering from religious persecution says Baptist minister, leading Australian religious figure and social justice advocate Tim Costello. He is asking fellow Christians to “calm down” about their alleged persecution. His comments come amid a brewing political storm over how the government should act to protect against religious discrimination. Costello, a senior Read more

Anger at request to remove garden Virgin Mary statue Comments 0

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Every morning, each member of the Samona family stops to pray in front of a small statue of the Virgin Mary that adorns the flower bed in the yard of their Novi, Detroit home. They pause again in front of the tiny statue when they return home at day’s end. It’s been part of the Read more

Facebook axes discriminatory ads, will re-educate advertisers Comments 0

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Discriminatory ads will soon be a thing of the past with Facebook. Facebook said it has removed more than 5,000 ad-targeting categories to limit the ability of advertisers to exclude users based on ethnicity or religion. Until now, when an advertiser created an ad for Facebook, a tab “to exclude persons who correspond more or Read more

Atheists force restaurant to cancel church discounts Comments 0

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

A restaurant owner in Ohio is facing legal questions after offering a discount to church-goers. Justin Watson opened Starter’s Café in Cheviot about seven weeks ago. Read more Related Posts:Church now facing its own #MeToo momentAnglican Church – abuse revelationsAlexa, is there a God? a new app for atheists and othersHuman trafficking happening in NZ

Anti-Semitism on rise in New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Anti-Semitism is increasing in New Zealand and those responsible need to better understand the implications of their actions, a Jewish leader says. New Zealand Jewish Council president Stephen Goodman said hate speech towards Jews was particularly prevalent on social media. “A lot of anti-Semitism comes out of ignorance and thinking this is a fashionable thing to do,” Read more

No scarf, job seeker told, but jeweller says it was an error Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

A Muslim woman’s employment hopes were dashed when a prospective manager told her not to bother applying for a jewellery store job because of her headscarf. The second such incident within nine months at a store run by James Pascoe Group has led to its head office issuing a stern warning to staff that discrimination, Read more