Tanya Riches talks about the lack of representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in the Australian Church

Cadbury Centre Honorary Associate Dr Tanya Riches and Kabi Kabi/Gureng Gureng/Torres Strait Islander woman Larissa Minnieconn addressed the Christian Media & Arts Australia on 17 May 2017 under the theme of “Legacy,” presenting a future vision for the Australian church. In particular, they spoke honestly of the lack of representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait … Continue reading “Tanya Riches talks about the lack of representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in the Australian Church”

Loving the election?

This article was originally written for the Church Urban Fund blog and published there on May 9, 2017.

Cadbury Centre Honorary Fellow Dr Heather Buckingham writes about the General Election campaign. While the election seems to be dominated by fear, Buckingham suggests that it can be approached in a different way, loving, rather than fearful.

Easter eggs and the hollowness of religious illiteracy

This article was first published in the University of Birmingham’s Perspectives on 13 April 2017.

“The instinct to remove religious words and imagery from the public square reflects a foundational strand of some liberal thought and an aspiration to secure a kind of civic neutrality between competing conceptions of value.”

Non-religious Britons and Canadians perceive a conflict between science and religion

This article was originally published in the NSRN Blog on April 6, 2017.

Honorary Fellow Rebecca Catto draws upon findings from sociological research to illustrate the observation that non-religious people in Canada and the UK appear to be the most likely to perceive a necessary clash between science and religion.

Reflecting on Holocaust Memorial Day

I grew up with Jewish school friends attending their family gatherings. I once had a business partner who had lost most of his family in the German death camps. The smaller extermination centre at Auschwitz, industrialising death, is about the same size as one of the factories we owned and invested in. I often wonder … Continue reading “Reflecting on Holocaust Memorial Day”

New frontiers of interfaith work

After twenty years of involvement in interfaith work, the start of 2017 it seems a good time to reflect on some of the current challenges I’m seeing and suggestions some new issues that we might need to engage with. They are all a critique of the way I’ve worked, or events I’ve been involved in, … Continue reading “New frontiers of interfaith work”

Obama’s Forgotten Plan to Reduce Abortions

Michael Wear, Honorary Fellow of The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, writes about abortion politics in the Obama White House, when he was a staffer there during President Barack Obama’s first term and director of faith outreach for his reelection campaign. Read his article on Politico.