High fashion and high church: Why religious dress is always a performance – RN

High fashion and high church: Why religious dress is always a performance – RN

Posted May 10, 2018 08:01:00 Photo: Anglican rector Daniel Dries wears the biretta, a black square cap, during solemn high mass. (ABC RN: Siobhan Hegarty) Related Story: Sydney sisters build empire with ‘man-repelling’ Orthodox Jewish fashion This week’s Met Gala proved that religious-inspired fashion can make a show-stopping spectacle. But …

Anglican Church releases list of 55 Tasmanian churches potentially up for sale

Anglican Church releases list of 55 Tasmanian churches potentially up for sale

Updated May 07, 2018 17:21:35 Photo: St James in Jericho is one of 108 properties the Anglican church wants to sell. (Supplied: Duncan Grant) The Anglican Church of Tasmania has released a list of 78 properties, including 55 churches, it plans to sell, partly to help fund an $8.6 million …

Tourism Fiji apologises after its promotional video mistakes ‘church’ for ‘toilet’

Tourism Fiji apologises after its promotional video mistakes ‘church’ for ‘toilet’

Posted April 26, 2018 13:23:56 Photo: Tourism Fiji incorrectly translated the word for church in a promotional ad. (Supplied) Related Story: Can virtual reality help save endangered Pacific languages? Related Story: Old books and dictionaries helping to revive Indigenous languages Fiji’s main tourism body has launched an internal investigation into …

How an Aboriginal women’s choir ended up in Germany, singing Lutheran church songs in the languages of Australia’s Central Desert

How an Aboriginal women’s choir ended up in Germany, singing Lutheran church songs in the languages of Australia’s Central Desert

Posted April 19, 2018 18:11:24 Photo: Song Keepers follows the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir as they take their songs back to Germany for the first time. (Supplied) In remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Baroque hymns introduced and translated by German missionaries in the 1870s have helped preserve …

Iranian asylum seeker whose church attendance ‘dropped off’ loses High Court immigration fight

Iranian asylum seeker whose church attendance ‘dropped off’ loses High Court immigration fight

Updated April 18, 2018 15:59:04 An Iranian man whose bid to stay in Australia was denied because authorities did not believe he had genuinely converted to Christianity has lost his High Court fight against the fast-track protection visa system. A key piece of evidence used to make the decision was …

Tasmania’s Catholic church to audit plaques to identify convicted sex offenders

Tasmania’s Catholic church to audit plaques to identify convicted sex offenders

By Tamara Glumac Posted April 13, 2018 06:43:16 Photo: The Catholic Church is looking for any more plaques like the one that featured convicted sex offender Philip Green (left). (ABC News: Peter Curtis) Related Story: Victims demand plaque depicting sex offender be removed from Catholic cathedral Related Story: Catholic Church …

Holy relics in ‘miraculous’ condition after pre-Easter blaze damages Adelaide church

Holy relics in ‘miraculous’ condition after pre-Easter blaze damages Adelaide church

Updated April 03, 2018 20:26:59 Holy relics stored in the altar of the St Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church appear to have escaped unscathed after fire tore through the Glenelg North building in Adelaide. The Metropolitan Fire Service was able to stop the fire spreading, but the damage was so significant …

Easter Sunday is celebrated across Sydney with church services, egg hunts and hot cross buns

Easter Sunday is celebrated across Sydney with church services, egg hunts and hot cross buns

Posted April 01, 2018 18:21:02 Photo: A boy takes communion with a hot cross bun during and Easter Sunday service at the Wayside Chapel. (ABC News) Related Story: How people spent Good Friday in Australia and across the world Related Story: Monk’s soup, ancient language and street processions: Being a …

Paying for the sins of their church

Paying for the sins of their church

Updated March 30, 2018 09:27:15 Photo: A sign protesting the sale of a church in Bungwahl. (ABC News: David Lewis) The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle is using money raised from selling churches to compensate victims of child sexual abuse, but one coastal community is fighting back. Photo: A sign protesting …

Paedophile trainee priest blames church disciplinary hearing for harming chance at fresh start

Paedophile trainee priest blames church disciplinary hearing for harming chance at fresh start

Posted March 28, 2018 18:25:37 An Anglican disciplinary board has recommended a paedophile priest be defrocked as part of sanctions imposed on three current and former employees. The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle has imposed the sanctions while talking up its stance against paedophiles. The former boyfriend of a paedophile Hunter …