From August 18-19, the University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Law will host a Religious Liberty Conference, entitled “Varieties of Diversity.” The school’s description of the event follows:

The Religious Liberty Conference will examine the varieties of diversity — a mantra of the contemporary age often honoured more in the breach than the observance — and its impact on religion.

The Conference seeks to examine and clarify the ways in which genuine diversity is under threat in the modern world. The conference will resonate with those concerned about civil liberties; whether or not they are themselves religious.

There is a fantastic line up of highly regarded speakers and panelists from the academic world, the legal profession and religious life.

Learn how you can protect religious liberty in Australia:

  • How anti-discrimination and same-sex marriage interfere with your freedom to practice your religion.
  • Is it appropriate to think of equality without considering religious equality?
  • How “safe” is the safe schools program?
  • Parental authority and consultation in relation to education.

The Conference will begin with the University’s Annual Religious Liberty Lecture on Thursday 18 August. This year’s lecture will be presented by Iain Benson, Professor of Law at Notre Dame. Iain has also been appointed as an Extraordinary Professor of Law at the University of the Orange Free State in South Africa in recognition of his status as an international constitutional and human rights lawyer, and as a religious liberty expert.

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