Sovereignty is a Spiritual Notion: Treaty and Freedom of Religion

Sovereignty is a Spiritual Notion: Treaty and Freedom of Religion

The current debate about freedom of religion in Australia has been overly narrow in its scope.

Various anxieties are circulating about the ways in which the state may soon extend its jurisdiction over religious institutions, or deny the participation of religious agencies in public spaces.

But there are more fundamental questions at stake, and these go to the very foundations of political authority.

Government response to child abuse royal commission is positive, but will need to go beyond an apology

 Government response to child abuse royal commission is positive, but will need to go beyond an apology

The federal government has announced it will establish a National Office for Child Safety and issue a formal apology as part of its response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

In addition, every state and territory has committed to join the National Redress Scheme. Australia’s major churches and youth organisations have also joined the scheme.

Sacrilegious Symbols Have No Place in Hobart

Sacrilegious Symbols Have No Place in Hobart

s part of Hobart's annual winter festival, Dark Mofo has installed a public display of several large inverted red crosses around Hobart's waterfront.

This act has come as an offensive shock to millions of Christians around Australia. For more than a millennium, inverted crosses have been used by Satanic worship groups as an anti-Christian symbol in mockery of Jesus Christ.