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The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mid-Week Review

By Maya Borom

By Maya Borom. Mira Nair’s film adaptation of Pakistani author Moshin Hamid’s bookof the same name provides a delicate introspection into protagonist Changez’s (Riz Ahmed) struggle with his western consumerist driven identity and his eastern cultural, religious and familial background. This struggle is told as a first person narrative to investigative journalist Bobby Lincoln who […]

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Muslim Women Kick Goals

By Amna K-Hassan

By Amna K-Hassan This article is part of our March theme, Sport and Human Rights. It’s also part of a series of articles looking specifically at the role of women in sport. “Football doesn’t build character, it reveals it.” This was the inscription on the medallion given to every player at the end of our […]

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Editorial – Religion and Human Rights (February 2013)

By Right Now

Having focused on the plight of asylum seekers to begin 2013, in February (overflowing into March) Right Now focused on the theme of religion and human rights. To start with, it’s worth noting the connection between the two themes beginning 2013: most people seeking asylum in Australia are fleeing countries in which they are persecuted […]

A Multi-Faith Society: The Pathway to Harmony

By Hsin-Yi Lo

By Hsin-Yi Lo. This article is part of our February 2013 focus on Religion and Human Rights. Article 18, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in […]

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SHOULD THERE BE A RELIGIOUS EXCEPTION FROM ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS?

By Reynah Tang

By Reynah Tang. This article is part of our February 2013 focus on Religion and Human Rights. Together with the Law Council of Australia, the Law Institute of Victoria strongly supports the consolidation of Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws. The enactment of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 [Bill] should create a more consistent, efficient and effective regime […]

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Are Christians right to exclude others?

By Liz Jakimow

By Liz Jakimow. This article is part of our February 2013 focus on Religion and Human Rights. A new bill by the Australian Labor Party will give religious organisations in Australia the right to discriminate against those who might cause “injury to the religious sensitivities of adherents of that religion.” It seems that the press wanted to present […]