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Acting on conscience : how can we responsibly mix law, religion and politics? /

by Brennan, Frank.

Publisher: St. Lucia, Qld. University of Queensland Press 2006Description: viii, 267 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-259) and index.Summary: Jesuit priest, human rights lawyer and academic Frank Brennan considers what is the appropriate place of personal beliefs in Australian public life in elections, in parliament, in the courts. He concludes that since the church and the state are demonstrably no longer independent realms, there is a need to set right the parameters for religious participation in public life. He argues for the importance of individual conscience in the performance of public duties.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Church and civil society : a theology of engagement. /

by Leppert, Sue (ed.) | Sullivan, Francis (ed.).

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. Australian Theological Forum 2003Description: xiv, 192 p.Notes: Includes index.Summary: Drawing on their personal convictions and professional experience, the 16 Australian contributors who include politicians, judges, clergy and staff of church-based welfare agencies examine the relationship between church, state and civil society. They examine the tensions between the churches obligations as a service provider and their commitment to be agents of social justice and advocacy for people who are marginalised. Sections of the book focus on political, ethical, welfare and theological perspectives.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Faith-based social services : measures, assessments and effectiveness. /

by Boddie, Stephanie C. (ed.) | Cnaan, Ram A. (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Haworth Press 2006Description: 302 p.Notes: "Co-published simultaneously as Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, Volume 25, Numbers 3/4 2006." Includes bibliographical references and index. Alternative title: Journal of religion and spirituality in social work. Contents: Section I: Conceptual analysis. Introduction / Ram A. Cnaan, Stephanie C. Boddie -- Chapter 1. Setting the context : assessing the effectiveness faith-based social services / Ram A. Cnaan, Stephanie C. Boddie -- Chapter 2. Finding congregations : developing conceptual clarity in the study of faith-based social services / Charlene C. McGrew, Ram A. Cnaan -- Chapter 3. Detecting and decomposing the "faith factor"in social-service provision and absorption / George M. von Furstenberg -- Chapter 4. Faith-based programs and the role of empirical research / Bruce A. Thyer -- Chapter 5. Social service research and religion : thoughts about how to measure intervention-based impact / David A. Zanis, Ram A. Cnaan -- Chapter 6. Testing faith : improving the evidence base on faith-based human services / Robert L. Fischer, Judson D. Stelter -- Section II: Emerging empirical findings. Introduction / Stephanie C. Boddie, Ram A. Cnaan -- Chapter 7. How do they fit? : assessing the role of faith-based organizations [organisations] in social service provision / Elizabeth A. Graddy -- Chapter 8. Investigating the implementation of charitable choice / Wolfgang Bielefeld -- Chapter 9. The effectiveness of faith-based welfare-to-work programs : a story of specialization [specialisation] / Stephen V. Monsma -- Chapter 10. A faith-based alternative youth education program : evaluating a participatory research approach / Jill Witmer Sinha -- Chapter 11. Evaluating the effectiveness of faith-based welfare agencies : methodological challenges and possibilities / Susan E. Grettenberger, John P. Bartkowski, Steven R. Smith -- Chapter 12. Assessing the effectiveness of faith-based programs : a local network perspective / David Campbell, Eric Glunt -- Chapter 13. Belief systems in faith-based human service programs / F. Ellen Netting, Mary Katherine O'Connor, Gaynor Yancey -- Concluding remarks: Common findings and challenges / Stephanie C. Boddie, Ram A. Cnaan.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

God under Howard : the rise of the religious right in Australian politics. /

by Maddox, Marion.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2005Description: xiii, 386 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Marion Maddox argues that John Howard has harnessed the conservative social agenda and market-base ideology of American fundamentalists in order to stay in power, and that as a result Australia s democratic egalitarian culture is now under serious assault. This book moves from an exploration of John Howard s religious upbringing to an analysis of the developing relationship between religion and politics in contemporary Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Religion, class coalitions, and welfare states /

by Kersbergen, Kees van (Ed.) | Manow, Philip (Ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 2009Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Sacred places, civic purposes : should government help faith-based charity? /

by Dionne, E. J. (ed.) | Chen, Ming Hsu (ed.).

Publisher: Washington, DC Brookings Institution Press 2001Description: xvi, 354 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references ( p. 343-354) and index.Summary: The objective of this book is to explore what faith-based groups [largely Christian congregations, but also larger-scale denominational or interfaith agencies] are doing in the United States, how governments do or could assist them without getting in the way, and how government involvement might be misguided or unhelpful. Written against the distinctive background of Americans deeply held views abut the separation of church and state, it offers food for thought in comparing with the Australian situation. Successive sections focus on topics from the more specific (e.g. teen pregnancy, child-care) to much broader ones (e.g. community development, education).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Spirit of Australia II : religion in citizenship and national life. /

by Howe, Brian (ed.) | Hughes, Philip (ed.).

Publisher: Hindmarsh, S.A. Australian Theological Forum 2003Description: xi, 212 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references Contents: Prologue / Brian Howe and Hughes, Philip -- 1. The possibility of religious involvement in civil society. 1. Religion in citizenship and national life / Alan D. Gilbert -- 2. Religion and politics : philosophical perspectives / CAJ Coady -- 3. A role for religion in citizenship and national life / Brian Galligan -- 2. Historical perspectives. 4. Paradoxes of justice : competing visions and choices in Australian political history / Gregory Melleuish -- 5. The churches' role in constituting an Australian citizenry / Winsome Roberts -- 6. Charting a `middle way' : Catholic social thought in early twentieth Australian politics / Peter Haeusler -- 7. A movement of influence : the Australian Student Christian Movement in the 1930s / Renate Howe -- 3. Contemporary Perspectives. 8. Pope John Paul's Jubilee call for a more robust social engagement / Bruce Duncan -- 9. Interreligious dialogue and the paradigms of PIE / Doug Pratt -- 10. Social capital and religion in contemporary Australia / Philip Hughes --11. Blackleg churches? : the changing role of relationship between religion and executive government / Marion Maddox -- 12. The public people of God : a paradigm for social ethics / Gordon Preece -- 4. Conclusion. 13. An Australian come of age / Brian Howe.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The church and the free market : dilemmas in church welfare agencies accepting contracts from governments. /

by Howe, Brian | Oslington, Paul | Cleary, Ray | Webster, Marilyn.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Churches 2002; Australian Theological Forum 2002Description: 90p.Summary: Politics and religion combine when Australian governments contract out welfare services to Church welfare agencies. This practice, relatively new to public policy in Australia, raises questions of the autonomy of the church agencies, maintenance of their distinctly Christian value base, and how much the Church is being co-opted into Government policyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The future of Australian secularism : religion, civil society and the American alliance. /

by Cusack, Carole M.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Review of Public Affairs 2005Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:27:02 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The stupid country : how Australia is dismantling public education. /

by Bonnor, Chris | Caro, Jane.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. UNSW Press 2007Description: xii, 238 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-232) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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