Tag: Religion

  • Human rights and religion in Australian Law. Where does the balance lie?

    Guest Blogger: Rachel Ball, Director of Advocacy and Campaigns at the Human Rights Law Centre The recent release of the Federal Government’s draft Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill (HRAD) has reignited Australian debate about human rights, religion and the law. The current controversy is around the permanent exceptions in the HRAD which allow religious bodies to […]

  • A closer look at the Pussy Riot phenomenon

    by Sarah Joseph Last week, three members of the collective feminist punk band, Pussy Riot, were found guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”, and sentenced to two years in a Russian penal colony. As described in an earlier post, the charges arose from an impromptu punk prayer in Russia’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, […]