Why care about religious liberty? Recently, commentators have queried the on-going importance of a distinctive concern for religious liberty, either labelling it an unjustifiable privilege, discriminatory, or else simply a species of a more general category – freedom or liberty. This talk will explore the problems such arguments pose for religious liberty. It will then begin to offer a theopolitical response – that is, a way of thinking about religious liberty shaped by Christian reflection on law and politics.
Saturday 17 February at 7 pm. As usual we will begin the evening with food and refreshments. All welcome!
About the speaker: Dr Joel Harrison is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, Sydney where he teaches constitutional law and writes on law and religion. Before moving to Sydney, he was an Associate-in-Law (Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer) at Columbia Law School, New York. He completed his doctoral studies at Magdalen College, Oxford. Together with Kate and Ambrose, he is part of St George’s Paddington Anglican Church.
About PEACE: PEACEtalks is a monthly event hosted by Paddington Anglican Church aimed at serving the community by promoting and cultivating deep conversations about life, the world and everything. ‘PEACE’ stands for ‘political, ethical, artistic & cultural engagement’. As such, our events seek to take all of these areas of our shared humanity seriously in a world where such things are often marginalized. We also seek to demonstrate the ways in which spiritual and theological reflection enable us to look at all of these important areas afresh. All welcome!