Guest speakers Rev. Dr Elenie Poulos and Professor Marion Maddox – two of Australia’s leading researchers working at the intersection of religion and politics – shared their insights into the people, groups and ideas driving this ‘religious freedom’ agenda in Australian politics.
Dr Poulos is an ordained minister in the Uniting Church. She recently published her PhD dissertation on The politics of belief: the rise of religious freedom in Australia.
Professor Maddox is an academic at Macquarie University. She is author of titles including God Under Howard: The Rise of The Religious Right in Australian Politics and Taking God to School: The End of Australia’s Egalitarian Education.