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Christianity on the Decline in Australia; Eastern Faiths Increasing

Friday, June 29th, 2012

This articles details recently published demographic data that shows a startling decline in Christianity in Australia. While in many countries across Asia Christianity is growing, thereby gradually reducing persecution, it appears that Australia has seen a very rapid rise in the growth of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Anger In Australia As School Books ‘Write Christ Out Of History’

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Australian Christians are furious over changes to the national curriculum that will drop the terms BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini) from text books, replacing them with neutral, non-religious language.

Australian PM says her atheism no threat to church

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Church fearful atheism will alter religious funding and laws

Extremists With Caliphate on Their Minds, Not Bombs in Their Belts

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Islamist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir eschews violence, but it has no problem with incendiary rhetoric about the demise of Western democracy

Australian MP Expresses Concern for Assyrians of Iraq

Friday, May 7th, 2010

"Mr. Chris Hayes, a member of the Australian Federal Parliament, sent a letter to... the Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, regarding the continuing persecution of the Assyrians in Iraq."

Senator Concetta Raises Concerns for the Assyrians in Iraq

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Senator Concetta evokes concern over the continued persecution of Assyrians in Iraq.

Australian churches rally to support Egyptian Christians

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

"Australian Christians from many denominations are set to rally with the country's Coptic community against violence directed towards Christians in Egypt."

In Dong Chiem, Catholics Beaten, a Journalist Wounded and a Priest Threatened

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

A series of attacks on Catholics in Dong Chiem by police and thugs in response to protests against the destruction of a crucifix by authorities

Overview of Global Persecution

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Australian paper takes a look at the state of global religious persecution

National Security: Secret Saudi funding of Australian institutions

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Saudi Arabia is spending billions of dollars in order to spread radical Islam in Australia, Europe, Asia, North America and other parts of the world. This article discusses the strategies used by Saudi Arabia in carrying out its project.

How to be a useful idiot: Saudi funding in Australia

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Saudi Arabia has been investing close to $ 95 billion in order to spread radical Islam through out the world. What are their plans? This article describes what the Saudi Arabians are doing with some of that money in Saudi Arabia.

Department told ‘bring more Christians’

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Christians are highly persecuted in the countries of the Middle East and other Muslim-dominated areas of the world. Additionally, when they apply for refugee status to settle in Western countries, they are discriminated against by local Muslim officials who work for Western governments and international organizations.

Australia denies visas to Iraqi WYD pilgrims

Monday, July 14th, 2008

“This is a real scandal, a slap at young people who wanted to go to witness to the faith and the joy of the church’s living in Iraq despite sufferings,”

African refugee quota cut

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Australia’s decision to give refugee to Christians facing persecution from Iraq and other countries is worth praising. But its decision to stop receiving refugees from countries like Sudan should be reconsidered.

(Indo Wahabbi) Radicals in retreat

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Before 2002, JI bombed churches across Indonesia but police knew little about the network and had no idea where the next attack would be.

Interviews and seized documents reveal a plan to regroup and rebuild towards a 30-year goal of establishing an Islamic state, with a growing network of radical Islamic schools to nurse recruits.

Australian Prayers for Assyrian Suffering

Monday, August 13th, 2007

About 500 people brought banners, crosses and songs to Parliament House yesterday (8/8) to mark the plight of Assyrian Christians in Iraq.

Muslim vilification case settled in Australia

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Mediation has ended a five-year long Australia vilification case between Catch the Fire Ministries and the Victorian Muslim body.

Man Jailed Over ‘Bible’ Rape

Friday, June 15th, 2007

A Muslim man in Australia who raped a Christian woman because she is a Christian is sentenced to jail.

Raped for reading the Bible

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

AN Iraqi man in Australia allegedly raped a Muslim woman as "punishment" for reading the Bible, saying, "let your Jesus help you", a court heard yesterday.

Taxation office to probe Muslim cleric on Saudi cash

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Mr Poskovic accused the Saudi Embassy of bankrolling the annual salaries of up to 20 imams around Australia, including Sheik Swaiti, through its Islamic donations (Daawa) office.

Muslims Persecuting Christians — in Australia

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Christians in Australia say they are being persecuted by Muslims who have built up such numbers that they dominate entire communities, Christian Democratic Party leader Reverend Fred Nile says.

Australian Pol Calls for An Increase in Immigration of ME Persecuted Christians

Monday, March 12th, 2007

The most successful Christian political party in New South Wales (NSW) is calling for a moratorium on Muslim immigration to Australia, replacing them with persecuted Christians from the Middle East

Christian Ministry in Australia Wins Appeal In Long Running Case

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

An Australian Christian ministry called “Catch the Fire Ministries” was charged a few years ago under a new Australian law (the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act ) aimed at creating tolerance. They had been charged with stirring up hatred and discord because they were holding seminars and telling Christians what was in the Quran.

FOR two days, tensions had been simmering in the school camp at Lake Duwar.

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

More information on the boys who destroyed a Bible at camp.

Islamic boys told of ‘evil’ Aussies

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

A Bible was urinated on, spat on and burnt - during a school camp for boys from years 7 to 10 boys last week.

Aussie Christians Duped into Funding Jihad

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Muslim charities and others in support of jihadists in Australia have formed an alliance with church groups sympathetic to their cause, which is proving useful in raising funds and giving legitimacy to the jihadist cause.

August 8 Free Speech Rally-Parlianment Building Melbourne Australia

Friday, August 4th, 2006

The aim of the rally is to see the repeal of the religious sections of the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act (RRTA) which has been used to target pastors.

Islamic books banned for inciting terror

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Islamic extremism makes its way to Australia through books on that incite terrorism.

Pastor shares belief of free speech rights

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

Pastor Danny Nalliah from a Sri Lankan background stands up for free speech rights of Christians in Australia.

Australian PM: Parts of Muslim culture hostile

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Australian Prime Minister John Howard on Monday defended remarks he made to a national newspaper describing some segments of the Islamic community as antagonistic to Australian society.

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