'One Nation Under God' Program
Date: Friday 25th of February 2005
Place: Woolley Common Room, Woolley Building A20, Science Road, University of Sydney NSW 2006
9.00 - 9.30 Registration.
9.30 - 9.40 Welcome and Introduction by seminar convenor
Dr Christopher Hartney.
Morning Session: Overviews
9.40 - 10.10 Professor Garry W. Trompf: (Professor in the History of
Ideas, University of Sydney) "The Interface of Religion and Politics in
Australia: An Overview."
10.10 - 10.40 Mr John Nijjem: (Department of Philosophy, University of
Sydney) "The Unholy Family; a Theological Critique of Christian
10.40-11.10 Reverend Elenie Poulos (National Director Uniting Justice
Australia [Uniting Church]) "Christianity and 'Family Values' Discourse."
11.10-11.30 Morning Tea
Mid-Morning Session: From the British and American Models to the
Australian Family Movement.
11.30-12.00 Dr Christopher Hartney (Lecturer, Studies in Religion,
Sydney, Department of History, UNSW): "Owning the concept of 'family' from the American Family Foundation to Fred Nile, The Festival of Light
and on to Family First."
12.00-12.30 Dr Carole M. Cusack (Chair, Studies in Religion, University
of Sydney): "Bellah's Second Model of Religion's Future and contemporary Australia."
12.30-13.00 Ms Frances Di Lauro (Postgraduate, Studies in Religion): "On Christian Particularism and Australian Politics: Positioning the
'Secularity' of Family First."
Afternoon Sessions: The Australian Case
14.00-14.30 Ms Amber Sparrow (Griffith University), "A New Kid on the
Block: Political Representation of the Christian Right in Australia."
14.30-15.00 Dr Marion Maddox (Victoria University, Wellington) "Religion
Under Howard and the Resurgence of Christian Politics"
15.00-15.30 Afternoon Tea
15.30-16.00 Professor John Warhurst (Professor, Political Science
Discipline, ANU) [reading a paper by] Haydon Manning (Flinders
University) and John Warhurst (Australian National University), "The old and new politics of religion [in the 2004 election]"
16.00-16.30 Mr Philip Quadrio (Philosophy, University of Sydney) topic:
16.30-17.0 Final Comments and Discussion.
Chair: Chris Hartney