Faith and Society Lecture


Christo Lombaard, PhD, DD
University of South Africa (Pretoria)

In pre-democratic, pre-modern times, religion had been at the centre of much of human life, filling the private as well as the public realm. However, in major modern democracies, religion has mostly been sidelined from public life. Or has it? Religion is now often excluded from politics, yet in increasingly post-secular societies globally, matters of faith (religion, spirituality) are no longer as stringently excluded from public life. Our dawning post-secular age is bringing something new…


Legal academic and practitioner Professor Iain Benson of the University of Notre Dame in Sydney will respond from his experience in Law in Canada, South Africa and Australia, to indicate how inclusively-liberal democracies ought not to exclude religion from the public domain.

Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 5:30pm
5:30 (Refreshments) for 6pm lecture


Centre for Theology and Ministry
29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria 3052


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