People of Faith in Politics

The Record, Magazine of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth, has kindly published my article "People of Faith in Politics: Being a Light to the Nations"

One key point in the article is that people of faith in politics are often associated with particular issues, whether they are protection of life (such as abortion and euthanasia), economic justice (such as tax policy, welfare, and family support), education, and cultural issues.

But faith perspectives can run much deeper than this or that issue. Dr David Furse-Roberts has written an excellent book God & Menzies, The Faith that Shaped a Prime Minister and his Nation. Rather than faith being a matter of "issues" for Sir Robert Menzies, faith was instead the very foundation of his worldview and his perspective that formed his approach to liberty, human rights and the very foundations of Australian culture.

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