04 Jan 2019 | Author: | Theme: Public theology and ethics; Civil society and politics
Robert Drewe argues in his new book that the beach is part
of the Australian consciousness at many levels, writes
20 Dec 2018 | Author: Douglas Hynd | Theme: Public theology and ethics; Religions and dialogue
While the Christian churches in Australia failed dismally in their handling of child sexual abuse, the
response to refugees is one area of public policy in which, as Erin Wilson (now Director of the
Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain, University of Groningen) noted in her survey in
the Journal of Refugee Studies in 2011, there was “[m]uch to be proud of, much to be done.”
14 Dec 2018 | Author: Philip Fountain, Doug Hynd and Tobias Tan | Theme: Religions and dialogue; Public theology and ethics
One area of tension between the disciplines of anthropology and theology is the question of
normativity—an invocation to be otherwise.
13 Dec 2018 | Author: Toni Hassan | Theme: Civil society and politics; The Arts, Sciences and Culture
Suddenly, Canberra appears awash with adventure playgrounds. One's just opened at my local primary school complete with tunnels, a dry creek bed and undulations that children clamber around, and play games that they create rather than have created for them.
04 Sep 2018 | Author: Toni Hassan | Theme: Civil society and politics; Public theology and ethics
Growing up in suburban Sydney, I broke bread with all kinds. The dismantling of the White Australia policy in the 1960s and 1970s had allowed my parents to bring me from South Africa, aspire to belong and buy a house on a quarter acre block.
My father started a business. Schooled in Islam, he ensured we never ate pork. I went to a public school alongside Aboriginal, Slavic, Italian, Greek and Malay students, as well as Anglos. Embracing the Jesus story, I found mentors in a diverse and welcoming community in Anglican and Baptist churches while still connected to my Muslim family.