Religion and Civil Society
The Centre for Independent Studies’ Religion and Civil 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 Feb 2015 | Occasional Papers|
This volume brings together two presentations and the introductions from an event hosted by the Centre for Independent Studies... Read More...
16 Oct 2014 | Occasional Papers|
An aggressive secular culture, combined with the diminished standing of religious organisations in Australia, is putting... Read More...
01 Jul 2014 | Policy Monographs|
When religious followers try to express their beliefs about topics such as same-sex marriage, they are frequently met with... Read More...
06 Feb 2014 | Issue Analysis|
Abolishing the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission is a necessary first step in fostering an independent... Read More...
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...
Opinion & Commentary
15 May 2015 | The Spectator|
The sharp, carbon-edged truth is that the churches are keen to adopt climate change as a cause to help them connect with ... Read More
21 Apr 2015 | Daily Telegraph|
We were given a stark reminder on the weekend that our nation faces a growing threat to its security, when Victorian police ... Read More
21 Feb 2015 | The Spectator|
Founded in October 1945, the United Nations may think its mission was shaped by the horrors of Auschwitz, but it did not ... Read More
09 Jan 2015 | Daily Telegraph|
Let’s get one thing clear: if you offend Islamist extremists, they will set out to silence you. Kill you, if necessary. ... Read More
06 Nov 2014 | Australasian Muslim Times|
Qantas isn’t just facing a commercial battle over business seats. It’s also facing a legal battle over religious freedom ... Read More
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