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Education Religious Freedom

Christian schools fight for the right to a religious education

Christian schools have asked federal politicians to declare their stance on religious education, in a fightback against discrimination reform. Source: The Australian.

Europe Religious Freedom

EU bishops welcome scrapping of proposed Danish religion law

The Brussels-based commission representing the European Union’s Catholic bishops (COMECE) has welcomed the withdrawal of a proposed law in Denmark that would have required all religious statements and homilies to be translated into Danish. Source: The Tablet.

Religious Freedom

Coalition says Labor should start again on religious freedom 

The Coalition’s new legal affairs spokeswoman, Senator Michaelia Cash, says Labor must “go back to the drawing board” on religious discrimination laws. Source: The Australian.

Religious Freedom United States

US Catholic hospital threatens to sue over sanctuary candle ban

A Catholic health system in Oklahoma has threatened to sue the United States Government over a decision to deny re-accreditation to one of its hospitals if it doesn’t follow an order to extinguish a long-lit sanctuary candle for safety purposes. Source: Crux.

Religious Freedom South Asia

Bangladeshi bishop deplores vandalism of Hindu temples

A Catholic bishop in Bangladesh has deplored the vandalism of four Hindu temples, expressing concern over the protection of religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation that goes to the polls next year. Source: UCA News.

Religious Freedom

Fears religious discrimination bill could be delayed beyond next election

Faith leaders have criticised the delay of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into religious discrimination laws in schools as “very frustrating”. Source: The Australian.

Politics Religious Freedom

Government extends review of religious exemptions for schools

A review of religious exemptions for educational institutions has been granted an end-of-year extension by the Albanese Government. Source: Yahoo News.

Religious Freedom

Employers discriminate against Catholics in the workplace, says UK study

Discrimination against Catholics in the United Kingdom is rife in the workplace and especially in the public sector, a new study has found. Source: The Catholic Herald.

Education Religious Freedom

Education sector will continue to fight for religious freedom

National Catholic Education executive director Jacinta Collins says Catholic education will continue to make the voices of people of faith heard and respected across the nation in the fight for religious freedom. Source: NCEC.