The Secular Spotlight Blog
In a contribution to our Secular Spotlight blog, Alison Courtice traces the history of how ‘secular’ state schooling disappeared in Queensland and religious instruction was ushered into the classroom.
Scleroderma sufferer Nia Sims shares her thoughts on accessing services such as Voluntary Assisted Dying when under care at a faith-based healthcare facility.
In late 2018, Max Loomes made headlines when his open letter to the heads of Sydney’s Anglican schools, censuring them for wanting to maintain their exemptions to discriminations laws, attracted the support of thousands of fellow alumni. In a ‘My View’ contribution to our Secular Spotlight blog, Max shares his story of the response to his petition.
In this ‘My View’ contribution for our Secular Spotlight blog, podcast host Trevor Bell argues why innate characteristics – such as gender, sexuality, race, et cetera – must be afforded greater protection from discrimination. And he explains why religious identity is not one of them.
While the case is yet to be made that religious freedom is under threat – as was demonstrated by the government’s own Ruddock Review into religious freedom – we can quite easily make the case that Aussies don’t have freedom FROM religion.
A teacher who felt compelled to leave his career as a teacher at Christian schools after coming out as gay, Hugo Walker today shares with us a letter that he has sent to Prime Minister Scott Morrison.