Personal Freedom and Respect for the Sacred
The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne in collaboration with Religions for Peace, Victoria will conduct a symposium exploring religous boundaries, human rights and religous practices in public spaces on December 11, at St Michael’s Church, Melbourne.
In a culturally and religiously diverse nation, points of tension continue to emerge between religious and key social values such as personal freedom and freedom of expression.
Boundaries have been shifting in the various attempts to accommodate cultural and religious practices within the process of maintaining the balances between human rights and respect for diverse social and belief traditions.
But where are the boundaries to be drawn?
How are the balances to be maintained in a socially cohesive society?
This symposium will address such issues through the various controversies that have divided contemporary Australia:
Religious practices in public space.
Religious Law and Civil Law: Lessons from the Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal.
Exclusive Religions and Human Rights
The symposium will be conducted on Wednesday, 11th December, 2013 at St Michael’s Church, Collins St, Melbourne. 5:30 pm Registration and Refreshments
6:00 pm – 7:45 pm Symposium
Prof. Des Cahill, OAM
Professor of Intercultural Studies RMIT University
Chair, Religions for Peace, Australia
Ms Kate Barrelle
Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, PhD Candidate Monash University
(Beyond Extreme – Disengagement from Violent Extremism in Australia)
President, Cult Information and Family Support (CIFS) Victoria Inc.
Venue: St Michael’s Uniting Church Hall,
120 Collins Street, Melbourne (end of St Michael’s Walk)
Supported by: Religions for Peace (Vic) and Victorian Multicultural Commission What: Symposium Boundaries and Balance: Personal Freedom and Respect for the Sacred
When: Wednesday, 11th December, 2013 at 5.30pm
Where: St Michael’s Uniting Church Hall, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne (end of St Michael’s Walk)
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