Rediscovering Humility: Religious Freedom in a 21st Century Pluralist Society – Tim Wilson – The Centre for Independent Studies

Rediscovering Humility: Religious Freedom in a 21st Century Pluralist Society - Tim Wilson


Religious liberty is central to the Australian way of life. It is enshrined in the Australian Constitution. But it is not the only freedom that matters. There is a rising tension between accommodating differing freedoms in 21st century Australia. The changing face of Australia continues to raise challenges about the limits of secularism while creating a society that celebrates diversity. It also creates challenges for the place of religion in the public square. The challenge facing people of faith is how they should react and respond to the increasing diversification of society and the place of faith in contemporary Australia.

The Centre for Independent Studies is pleased to announce that former Human Rights’ Commissioner Tim Wilson will be delivering this year’s Acton Lecture addressing these issues.

Tim Wilson is the Federal Liberal Member for Goldstein in Victoria. Tim is well known as Australia’s “Freedom Commissioner” and is a proud defender of universal, individual human rights. He has worked with government to reform laws to stop and prevent terrorism, improve economic opportunities for Indigenous Australians, and support marginalised communities. Tim is a passionate advocate for protecting free speech and religious freedom.

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Event details:

Date:     Monday, 14 November 2016

Time:    5.45pm – 7.30pm

Where: The Centre for Independent Studies – Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Cost:      Non members $15, Members* $10

*Members are defined as Associate members and above.


Light refreshments will be provided before the lecture.


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