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What does it mean to say that Australia is a secular state?

  • Chambers Pavilion 15 Blackall Street Barton, ACT, 2600 Australia (map)

Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture presents: A secular state? Reason, Religion and the Australian Polity

How did that self-conception develop and how has the meaning of ‘secular’ changed over
the course of the nation’s history? These are the fundamental questions discussed in this
seminar, which will cover the inter-relationship of the secular and religion within the Australian polity from 1788 to the present. This seminar will present ARC-funded research
conducted by the speakers:

Dr. Stephen Chavura teaches politics and history at Macquarie University
Professor John Gascoigne recently retired as Scientia Professor in the School of Humanities
and Languages at UNSW.

Dr Ian Tregenza is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at Macquarie University.
The event starts at 6.30pm with drinks and nibbles before officially starting at 7pm.

For catering purposes register here by Monday 19th February.

Earlier Event: 13 February
Humanist Society Member's Forum
Later Event: 27 February
Humanist social gathering and discussion