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
12 Dec 2013 | The Daily Telegraph|
Australia does not need a Multicultural Act. A stable framework of laws and institutions guarantees the freedom of the individual.... Read More
15 Nov 2013 | Quadrant Online|
If sukuk bonds go mainstream, as is poised to happen in Britain with David Cameron's blessing, the way will be open for the ... Read More
26 Apr 2013 | The Australian|
Reforms intended to boost confidence in Australian charities risk turning the charitable sector into just another arm of ... Read More
22 Oct 2012 | The Australian|
WHAT'S the most significant threat to religious liberty in the West? ... Read More
12 May 2012 | The Australian|
"HONESTY is the first chapter in the book of wisdom," said Thomas Jefferson. Without honesty there is no trust. Without trust, ... Read More
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