Recent events, including the introduction of the Human Rights Amendment Bill 2022, have placed the interaction between sexuality, gender and religious belief at the centre of public attention. The debate surrounding this measure takes place within a broader conversation on acceptance of LGBTIQA+ communities, religious freedom, and the role of discrimination law in our society.
The Colloquium: The Law, Religion, and Heritage Research Program Team in the University of Southern Queensland is hosting a s c h o l a r l y colloquium on Religious Freedom, Sexuality, and Gender Identity.
Date: Friday 28 October 2022
Venue: USQ Toowoomba Campus | Q Block | Q501 and Q502
(physical attendance is warmly encouraged, but a Zoom option will be available)
Keynote Speakers: Professor Patrick Parkinson and Professor Anthony Gray
Invitation: At the colloquium, academics are invited to provide scholarly presentations that address the intersection of sexuality, gender identity, and religious belief in a legal context.
What is required to participate? Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in duration, with time for questions to follow. Presentations must be supported by a completed paper or work-in-progress suitable for distribution to other participants. The opportunity to contribute to a special issue of the Australian Journal of Law and Religion may become available after the colloquium.
Are you interested in contributing? Please register your interest in presenting at the colloquium by contacting Dr Jeremy Patrick.
Please include a CV and a brief abstract of the planned paper (100-250 words).
Expressions of interest should be submitted by 28 August 2022.