religion

Faith in action: understanding the relationship between faith and practice for evangelical humanitarian organisations

Abstract

The increased interest in the role of religious actors, ideas and practices in the International Relations (IR) discipline is a promising development of contemporary scholarship. Within the study of humanitarianism in particular, attention to the range of ways in which religion infuses action and meaning in the global space has raised important questions about how best to understand these interactions. However, slow movement away from secular framings of humanitarianism means that religious actors remain under-conceptualised and poorly understood.

YOLO: Insights from Thailand

How do the religious worldviews of senior officials shape the strategic thinking of Thailand’s up-and-coming leaders? Professor John Blaxland combs the data from a years-long project on religion and Thai politics for insights.

Convening Sacred Stories

Every sacred site has a story, says Dr David Kim who convened the ANU Religion Conference in April this year.

IB2017/36 Seasonal Worker Programs and Opportunity for Religious Observance

This In Brief discusses an often overlooked aspect of Australia’s Seasonal Workers Programme (SWP) and New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme (RSE): opportunities

Islamists March in Jakarta, Demanding Christian Governor Be Jailed

Jakarta, Indonesia — Tens of thousands of Indonesians marched in Jakarta on Friday, demanding that the city’s first Christian governor in decades be jailed for blasphemy. The rally was a show of strength by conservative Islamic groups, who were offended by his earlier remarks about the Quran and want to weaken him as he runs for re-election.

Religion, Faith and Global Politics

'Religion, Faith and Global Politics', Keynotes 06, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, July 2

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