Tasmanian Archbishop says no to women altar servers, gov’t minister says unlawful discrimination

    ABC.Net.AU: But Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner is suggesting the Archbishop’s position on women as alter servers may not comply with the Act . . . “There’s a defence that says a religious institution can discriminate on the basis of gender if it’s required by the doctrines of the religion,” Ms Banks said. “It gets down to the question of is it consistent with the doctrines of the religion to exclude people on the basis of gender. If it’s not then the exception wouldn’t apply.”

  • Posted: 09/19/2013
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Bishops Condemn Foreign Efforts To Legalize Abortion And Same-sex Marriage In Nigeria

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France moves to ban child beauty pageants

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Australian Capital Territory to redefine marriage by end of year

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India Gender Crisis: Mortality Rate for Girls 75% Higher Than Boys

Wide-ranging political and religious groups condemn Quebec’s values charter

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British college drops Muslim veil ban amid outcry

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Scotland: “Call for parental choice over gay marriage lessons”

Tanzania: Roman Catholic priest injured in Zanzibar acid attack

Clashes Erupt In Egypt As Islamists Stage Protests

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British Judge Allows Niquab At Arraignment Under Compromise Arrangement

China billionaire businessman detained for ‘dissent’

Chilean lawmakers establish day for unborn children

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German court rules Muslim girls must join swim classes

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U.S. Military Confirms Rebels Had Sarin

Christians in Egypt Targeted With Charges of ‘Religious Defamation’

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US lawmakers examine gender imbalance in India

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to Coptic Christians: Convert to Islam, or pay ‘jizya’ tax

India: Hindu extremists attack church on consecutive Sundays

The Biggest Mega-Mosque in Scandinavia

Maaloula: rebels break into the village homes, kill three young Christians

Religious riots kill 31 in India, political parties trade blame

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Quebec: Ban Religious Headwear In Government Jobs

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French Schools Will Post New Secularism Charter

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31 killed in Indian religious violence

Islamist takeover of town in Egypt leaves Christians in fear

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Armed men kidnap archbishop in Nigeria

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The Shocking Stats About Rising Rate of Unsafe Abortions in Africa

    PolicyMic: Even as politicians fight to shut down Planned Parenthood and other family planning facilities across the U.S., many African women are fighting their own battles when it comes to sexual health and are often dying as a result. Thanks to a failing health care and education system in many nations, as well as a ubiquitous stigma against the use of contraceptives or abortions, an increasing number of women are turning to unsafe abortions across the continent to terminate unwanted pregnancies.

  • Posted: 09/09/2013
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Spanish government poised to change abortion law

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