Western Civilisation

The Institute of Public Affairs has developed the “Foundations of Western Civilisation Program.” This program will consider civil society, liberal democracy, religious freedom, individual rights and free inquiry. A brief about the program states: “Unfortunately there is now a widely-held view that religious perspectives on current political, social and policy issues are not legitimate. Instead, many commentators believe that the only valid perspective in public debate is a secular and rationalist one. By deliberately excluding religious perspectives, Australian policy discourse is narrow and unrepresentative.”

For an IPA article on this issue by Alan Anderson titled “Rendering unto God’ see: http://ipa.org.au/publications/1786/rendering-unto-god

POSTED 28 Aug 2010