Neil Ormerod is a professor of theology at Australian Catholic University in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is director of its Centre for Catholic Thought and Practice. Anticipating Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, he called it “a landmark in Catholic social teaching.”
John Keane is a professor of Politics at the University of Sydney and the director of the Sydney Democracy Network. He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree from the University of Toronto and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Adelaide. In addition to other research interests, Keane focuses on secularism, Islam, and Europe.
Women and the Australian Church is an organization that works for an inclusive church. Though originally a Catholic organization, it is now ecumenical and does some interfaith work as well. It maintains a list of local groups and their contacts. It is led by a committee of women appointed for one year. It is based […]
Christine Caine and her husband, Nick, are Christian evangelists and founders of the global anti-trafficking organization known as the A21 Campaign. She has written several books and speaks passionately on the subject of human trafficking. The Caines live in Sydney, Australia.
Vijay Singal is the secretary of the Hindu Council of Australia in Homebush, New South Wales. In 2012, Hinduism became the fastest-growing religion in Australia, largely due to the number of Indian and Sri Lankan immigrants coming to the continent. He can discuss the diversity of Hinduism in Australia.
BuddhaNet is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Buddha Dharma Education Association that provides resources on all things Buddhism.
The Progressive Atheists were formed by four Australian atheists in 2010 to transform Australian “society through the unity of its peoples in active opposition to: religion, racism, sexism, homophobia, economic class exploitation, age discrimination and all other forms of oppression and discrimination.” It is based in Blackburn and maintains branches in Geelong and Melbourne. Contact through the website.
The Atheist Foundation of Australia seeks to promote atheism in Australia as well as serve as a fellowships and advocate of non-religious people.
Jewish Australia Online is a website providing links to information, entertainment and events regarding Jewish life in Australia. It is based in Caulfield, North Victoria.