Taking the oath

What is the proper role of religious faith in public affairs and why, or on what basis, should we have faith in the institution of public office?  These two seemingly very different questions are, in fact, closely related through the oath of office, according Professor Nicholas Aroney. Professor Aroney is […]

The Probability that God Exists

The probability of God’s existence has long fascinated both believers and non-believers alike.Scientists, mathematicians and theologians have all had their say. Professor Rodney Wolff, Chair in Geostats and Mine Planning at the University of Queensland’s W.H. Bryan mining and Geology Research Centre has been reviewing what has already […]

Everything is vapour!

The enjoyment of good things that do not last was the topic chosen by Director of the Emmanuel Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society, Dr Leigh Trevaskis, for his address at the annual Valedictory service for the students of Emmanuel College within the University of Queensland on […]

Faith in Public Office guest speakers

Faith in Public Office conference summary

The Faith in Public Office conference held at Emmanuel College, The University of Queensland, on Thursday 3 September 2015 explored the complex relationship between an individual’s religious convictions and the carrying out of duties in public office. Guest speakers who have previously held high public office reflected on […]