Exploring Religion and Politics

Introduction

Authors

  • Marion Maddox Macquarie University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/arsr.v22i3.322

Keywords:

Religion, Politics

Abstract

During the decade of conservative government under Prime Minister John Howard, religion acquired a political importance long absent from Australian public life. Those who looked to the election of a Labor government to change the situation might have been disappointed: incoming Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who had launched his bid for the Labor leadership by writing a widely discussed pair of articles about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, spoke regularly about his faith. His government’s first formal act in the new Parliament was a quasi-liturgical national apology to the Stolen Generation of Indigenous children taken from their families.

Author Biography

Marion Maddox, Macquarie University

Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Director

Published

2010-01-29

How to Cite

Maddox, M. (2010). Exploring Religion and Politics: Introduction. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 22(3), 322–323. https://doi.org/10.1558/arsr.v22i3.322

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