Chalice of Liberty: Protecting Religious Freedom in Australia
The place of religion in Australia has never been more contested than it is today. In this new and timely essay, Frank Brennan and Michael Casey draw on the Catholic tradition to explain why freedom of religion remains of vital...
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The place of religion in Australia has never been more contested than it is today. In this new and timely essay, Frank Brennan and Michael Casey draw on the Catholic tradition to explain why freedom of religion remains of vital importance for the way of life enjoyed in a secular liberal democracy such as Australia. Greg Craven complements Brennan and Casey's philosophical analysis with an essay discussing how freedom of religion is currently protected in Australia, and what reforms are necessary in order to ensure its protection in the decades ahead.
<div>Father Frank Brennan SJ AO, a Jesuit priest and lawyer, is the Associate Director of Uniya, the Jesuit Social Justice Centre in Sydney. His books on Aboriginal issues include \"The Wik Debate\," \"One Land One Nation\," \"Sharing the Country\," and \"Land Rights Queensland Style\." His books on civil liberties are \"Too Much Order With Too Little Law\" and \"Legislating Liberty\" (UQP 1998).In 2002, Frank Brennan was awarded the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal for his work in East Timor and was a recipient of the Australian Centenary Medal in 2003 for his service with refugees a
Michael Casey is a Cistercian monk and prior of Tarrawarra Abbey in Australia. He is a well known retreat master and lecturer on monastic spirituality. Casey is the author of many books, including Toward God: The Ancient Wisdom of Western Prayer; A Guide to Living in the Truth: Saint Benedict's Teaching on Humility and Fully Human, Fully Divine: An Interactive Christology.
Greg Craven is one of Australia's best-known constitutional lawyers, and is Professor of Government and Constitutional Law at Curtin University in Perth. Craven was a leading republican advocate in the 1999 referendum, and was a delegate to the 1998 Constitutional Convention. He is widely regarded as one of the leading conservative intellectual voices on Australian constitutional issues.