7 March 2017

Kashrut is a body of Jewish law that prescribes what foods can and cannot be eaten, and how they must be prepared and eaten. Kosher foods are those that meet the standards of Kashrut and hence are...

Briefing paper
7 October 2016

In September 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria consulted with a small cohort of ‘less visible’ faith leaders innovating within their separate faiths to provide pastoral care to...

Audio podcast
15 September 2016

Discusses interfaith relations in Papua today, and how civil society groups work to promote peace between faith communities.

5 April 2016

It is argued that more countries restrict women’s ability to wear religious symbols or attire than require women to dress a certain way.

12 February 2016

An understanding of the complex relationship between religion and the democratic liberties enjoyed in the West is essential for maintaining social harmony and strengthening the liberties we have...

Case study
13 November 2015

This volume offers a fascinating case study of the Sayyid community of Cikoang in South Sulawesi – in particular, an examination of the role of the descendants of Sayyid Jalaluddin al-‘Aidid, a...

Journal article
23 September 2015

Since 1957, Malaysian public life has been organized around “race, religion and royalty”, as championed and defended by the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). This article explores how...

Case study
14 September 2015

Assesses the Archdiocese of Melbourne’s process for responding to those who have been sexually abused by priests, religious and lay persons within the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

30 June 2015

This case study provides Iraqi, Sudanese, Congolese and Afghan community perspectives on how access to government services and community attitudes impact new and emerging communities’ economic...

24 May 2015

Pope Francis’ first encyclical is focused on the idea of ‘integral ecology’, connecting care of the natural world with justice for the poorest and most vulnerable people.