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.
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...
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...
Opinion & Commentary
10 Jul 2014 | On Line Opinion|
Australian courts look to be taking a more restrictive view of religious liberty as they seek to strike a balance.... Read More
04 Jul 2014 | The Australian|
The US Supreme Court has reignited debate in America about the fundamental human right to freedom of religion.... Read More
01 Jul 2014 | The Daily Telegraph|
Sometimes it is freedom of religion that needs to be protected from undue interference and restriction by the state.... Read More
23 Jun 2014 | ABC Online|
The High Court's recent decision about the constitutionality of the school chaplaincy program has revived the debate about ... Read More
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
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