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.
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...
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...
Opinion & Commentary
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
01 Nov 2014 | Quadrant|
In a recent speech on religious liberty delivered at the Law School of the University of Notre Dame in Sydney, the Attorney-General, ... Read More
31 Oct 2014 | Catholic Weekly|
Surprise at the Pope’s mention of the Big Bang Theory is especially galling since the man who first developed the theory, ... Read More
29 Oct 2014|
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Unfortunately the Anglican Church of Australia seems to have set ... Read More
06 Oct 2014 | Online Opinion|
Combating Islamic State’s deadly global reach gets more urgent by the day.... Read More
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