The ACC&C strives to make a positive contribution to the intellectual life of Australia through a growing band of scholars associated with the Centre. We are creating a 'think tank' of public intellectuals to encourage the Churches' engagement with the public issues of the day.
Professor Frank Brennan SJ AO (laws, ethics and theology) is an ACC&C Research Professor; Dr Brendan Long (economics and religion) a Senior Research Fellow. Dr Long made a major submission in response to the McClure Report on Welfare.
Other professorial appointments are David Tacey (religion, psychology, culture); Paul Oslington (economics and theology); Dr Ros Dalziell (Australian literature and religion); Dr Jane Foulcher (theology, ageing and spirituality); and Dr Raymond Williamson (Ecumenism).
Toni Hassan is a writer whose articles appear from time to time in The Canberra Times on topical contemporary issues. The Centre has also recently welcomed Dr Doug Hynd who regularly writes on Honest History website and in St Mark’s Review.
The Centre continues to collaborate closely with scholars in the CSU Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre (PACT).