Religion and a Free Society
The Centre for Independent Studies’ Religion and the Free Society program investigates the implications of a liberal understanding of freedom for religion in civil society.
We seek to analyse the extent and nature of religion as a form of social capital in the public sphere.
Anti-Semitism and religious hatred in Australia have been recent topics of research, along with broader questions as to the meaning and value of religion in Australia.
10 Dec 2013 | Policy Monographs|
Multiculturalism began as a response to the White Australia policy and continues to enjoy public support. But a new, ‘hard’... Read More...
23 Apr 2013 | Issue Analysis|
Reforms intended to boost confidence in Australian charities risk turning the charitable sector into just another arm of... Read More...
06 Mar 2013 | Occasional Papers|
In the 14th Acton Lecture, Dr Ryan Messmore, President of Campion College, asks what kind of religion is free in the public... Read More...
06 Feb 2013 | Occasional Papers|
What are the moral skills we need to cultivate to live effectively in the social media world of the twenty-first century... Read More...
11 Oct 2012 | Issue Analysis|
The riot on 15 September in the Sydney CBD by Muslim protestors has raised questions about the health of Australian multiculturalism.... Read More...
Opinion & Commentary
20 Mar 2014 | The Sydney Morning Herald|
Some of the charity commission's actions in its first year have undermined its credibility as an enemy of red tape.... Read More
28 Feb 2014 | The Daily Telegraph|
We have a duty to teach our children about religion so they will be better equipped to respond when religion turns bad.... Read More
15 Feb 2014 | Open Forum|
How is the ACNC performing at its goal of reducing red tape on the not-for-profit sector? ... Read More
11 Feb 2014 | ABC Religion & Ethics|
After a year of operation, the charities commission has not made significant progress towards its goal of reducing red tape.... Read More
08 Feb 2014 | Quadrant Online|
The Australian Greens are gunning for God. They want the Lord’s Prayer dumped from the opening of the federal parliament’s ... Read More
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