Victoria: Recently Arrived Religious Leaders and Exercising Community Leadership in Australia

The University of Melbourne Chaplaincy, together with Religions for Peace Victoria, is hosting a special seminar, focusing on multi-faith issues in Australia.


The speaker is Prof. Gary D Bouma, AM. Garry is the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural and Interreligious Relations – Asia Pacific, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Monash University, Australian node of the Religion and Diversity Project, University of Ottawa, Acting Director of the Global Terrorism Research Centre. He is President of the Australian Association for the Study of Religions. He is the author or co-author of over 25 books. Recent books include: Freedom of Religion and Belief in 21st Century Australia (Australian Human Rights Commission), Being Faithful in Diversity: Religions and Social Policy in Multi-faith Societies (ATF). He was invested as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Sociology, to interreligious relations and to the Anglican Church of Australia in 2013.

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