Religious Freedom

What do we want? Religious Freedom
When do we want it? Sometimes.


Professor Marion Maddox,

will deliver the RUSSLR Oration

Supporting Q&A panel:
Professor Rick Sarre   Rev Elenie Poulos

Professor Marion Maddox
Marion Maddox is the leading authority on the intersection of religion and politics in Australia. She is a Professor in the department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University. She holds PhDs in theology (Flinders 1992) and political philosophy (UNSW 2000), and has taught Australian politics and religious studies in universities in Australia and New Zealand. . She writes on religion and politics. Her publications include: God Under Howard: The Rise of the Religious Right in Australian Politics (Allen & Unwin 2005), shortlisted for the NSW Premiers Award. Her most recent book is Taking God to School: The End of Australia's Egalitarian Education (Allen & Unwin, 2014).

 Introduction by Neville Rochow SC to RUSSLR Oration and Orator   - 2Mb .mp3
 Listen to Prof Marion Maddox (RUSSLR Oration 2018)   - 17Mb .mp3
 Download notes - 34 Kb .docx  

Professor Rick Sarre
Rick Sarre is Adjunct Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at the School of Law, University of South Australia, now retired and recently Emeritus. Professor Sarre has a Doctorate of Legal Science from the University of Canberra, a Master of Arts (Criminology) from the University of Toronto (Canada), a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide, and an Honorary Law Doctorate from Umeå University, Sweden. Professor Sarre has taught in the Business Division at Graceland University (Iowa, USA), and in the Department of Law, Umeå University (Sweden).

 Introduction to Prof Rick Sarre   - 0.8 Mb .mp3
 Listen to Prof Rick Sarre's response   - 5 Mb .mp3
 Download notes - 34 Kb .docx  
Rev Elenie Poulos
Elenie Poulos BA Hons, BTh, MA is a full-time doctoral researcher in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University. Elenie, a minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, has over 15 years' experience in policy, advocacy and government relations having led the Church's national justice unit for 15 years.

 Introduction to Rev Elenie Poulos   - 2 Mb .mp3
 Listen to Rev Elenie Poulos' response   - 5 Mb .mp3

  Questions from the audience   - 8 Mb .mp3
  Final remarks from the Panel   - 1.5 Mb .mp3

Link to previous symposiums - 2006 to present

This symposium was held on
Monday 29 October 2018, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide

A joint activity of the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion (RUSSLR),
the University of Adelaide and Pilgrim Uniting Church.
Sponsor: Neville Rochow SC
logos-Pilgrim Uniting Church, University of Adelaide