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New South Wales Religious Freedom

Faith leaders welcome postponement of debate on NSW ‘equality’ bill

Faith leaders and human rights advocates are encouraged by news that debate on Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich’s “equality” bill will be postponed until mid-March. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Religious Freedom Tasmania

Church rejects Tasmanian bill on ‘conversion practices’

The Hobart Archdiocese has submitted a response to the Tasmanian Government’s draft legislation seeking to ban “conversion practices” in relation to same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria.

India Religious Freedom

Church in India to observe day of prayer amid growing religious tensions

The Church in India has called for observing March 22 as a “day of prayer and fasting for peace and harmony in the country” amid growing religious tensions. Source: CNA.

New South Wales Religious Freedom

Faith leaders call for rejection of ‘equality’ bill

Faith leaders have joined Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP in calling for the full rejection of independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich’s “equality” bill, set to be debated when the New South Wales Parliament returns this month. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

New South Wales Religious Freedom

Christians urged to oppose NSW ‘equality’ bill

Religious freedom is back on the agenda in New South Wales, with debate rapidly approaching on the “equality” bill introduced by the state’s independent member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Politics Religious Freedom

Christian groups back Labor’s plan to tackle hate speech

Christian groups have swung their support behind Labor’s proposed bans on extreme hate speech as part of a new federal religious discrimination act. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Religious Freedom

Report warns of increasing persecution of Christians

Christians across East and West Africa are facing twin threats from jihadists and dictatorships, according to the 2024 World Watch List. Source: The Tablet.

Religious Freedom United States

US bishops warn of major threats to religious liberty

After a year of renewed attacks on churches and religious centres, the United States bishops said in a new report that attacks on houses of worship constitute the “largest threat to religious liberty in 2024” and could threaten “the very lives of people of faith”. Source: CNA.

New South Wales Religious Freedom

NSW Government warned against breaching religious freedoms

The New South Wales Government has been warned that attempting to stop religious schools from hiring or firing staff because of their adherence to “Christian ethos”, including sexuality, would be a breach of religious freedoms. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.