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Embracing the Other: A Christian response to counterterrorism legislation in Australia

Macallan, Brian (2015) Embracing the Other: A Christian response to counterterrorism legislation in Australia. Pacifica , 28 (1). pp. 40-53. ISSN 1030-570X

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Abstract

This article explores the impact of Australia’s counterterrorism legislation and its resulting influence on Muslim communities in Australia. It does this by exploring Australia’s participation in the war on terrorism and how the government and society have responded. It then seeks to use Miroslav Volf’s concept of embrace as a way for the Church to begin to overcome its own cultural bias, and to present an example to the wider culture in working against these negative effects. Specific actions and proposals are offered for the Australian context at each part of the embrace.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Australia, counterterrorism, volf, muslims
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Missiology
C - Systematic Theology
Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Brian Macallan
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 12:59
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 12:59
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2179

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