Rosemary Hancock is a research associate with the Religion and Global Ethics program at the University of Notre Dame Australia, where she studies religion and social justice, with an emphasis on Islam. She is the author of Islamic Environmentalism: Activism in the United States and Great Britain.
In 2019, the New Jersey Legislature passed a law legalizing medically assisted suicide. Several other states debated similar measures.
Philip Nitschke is the founder of Exit International, which asserts that choosing the time and manner of one’s death is a human right. He supported and took part in medically assisted suicide in Australia before losing his medical registration as a result of his advocacy work.
Religious nones are the face of the evolving religious landscape. But that oversimplifies shifts taking place around the world, according to the research.
Cristina Rocha is a professor at Western Sydney University, where she researches Pentecostal Christianity, Buddhism in the West, New Age spirituality and transnational links between Australia and Brazil, where she grew up. She is president of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion and co-editor of the Journal of Global Buddhism and Religion in […]
Gary Bouma is an emeritus professor of sociology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where he studies religious diversity, pluralism, terror and the relationship between religion and public policy. He is the author or co-author of more than two dozen books, including Australian Soul: Religion and Spirituality in the Twenty-First Century, and an Anglican priest.
Catholic leaders will gather in Rome later this month to discuss the clergy sex abuse crisis. Experts doubt they’ll approve any major policy changes.
Francis Sullivan served as CEO of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council, a Catholic organization that worked with the Australian government from 2013 to 2018 to identify systemic failures and improve the church’s efforts to prevent child sex abuse. He’s spent most of his career in the health care field. Contact Sullivan through Gavin Abrahams, […]
Archbishop Mark Coleridge leads the Archdiocese of Brisbane, Australia. He’s also president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. Request an interview through Adrian Taylor.