Religion and Politics: Contemporary Tensions - Paul Kelly


paul-kellyKelly argues that God is making a comeback. But there are lessons to be heeded.  One, the churches and Islam in particular need to be mindful not to infringe the limits that exist on religious freedom. Two, the political secularists need to beware of propounding an exaggerated doctrine about the separation of church and state in Australia. And three, as values and religious ethics become more prominent in political debate there needs to be moderation on all sides.