The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference: Precarity, Rights and Resistance, held at Deakin University, Melbourne, from 19-22 November 2018.
Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen will present a panel titled 'Religion, sexuality and young people in Australia and the UK' featuring Professor Yvette Taylor and Dr Sarah-Jane Page.
The Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, held at University of Sydney from 2-6 December 2018.
On a panel chaired by Elenie Poulos, with Professor Valerie Harwood as the discussant, Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen, Associate Professor Andrew Singleton and Professor Anna Hickey-Moody will discuss children, young people, spirituality and religion.
Past events, presentations and talks
80th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Philadelphia, USA, from August 11–13, 2018.
Associate Professor Andrew Singleton presented a paper titled 'Spiritual, religious, secular? Making sense of the worldviews of Australian teenagers'.
16th International Conference on Children’s Spirituality, held at Laval University, Québec City, Canada, from 24-27 July 2018.
Dr Anna Halafoff presented a paper, co-written with Associate Professor Marian de Souza, on ‘Re-enchanting education: Should schools be sites for nurturing spiritual wellbeing?’
SocRel Conference: Religion and Education, held at the University of Strathclyde from 10–12 July 2018.
Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen delivered a keynote on religion, sexuality, and education, as well as joining Associate Professor Andrew Singleton, Dr. Anna Halafoff and Emeritus Professor Gary Bouma to present a panel at the conference on the project findings.
International Sociological Association (ISA) 2018 World Congress, held at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, from 15-21 July 2018.
Dr Anna Halafoff presented a paper on ‘Religion and Education’ in an Invited Panel on the Research and Diversity Project, in Research Committee 22 on Sociology of Religion.
2017, Halafoff, Bouma, Singleton, and Rasmussen, ‘How Australian Millennials Negotiate Religious Diversity,’ paper presented at the Australian Association for the Study of Religion and New Zealand Association for the Study of Religion Conference, The University of Notre Dame, December 7-8, Sydney.
2017, Halafoff, ‘Should Schools Teach about Worldviews and Religions? The Australian context,’ invited paper presented at the Religion and Education Panel, Religion and Diversity Project, Final Team Meeting, October 26-28, University of Ottawa, Ottawa.
2017, Halafoff and Lam, Religion, Education and Preventing Violent Extremism, invited paper presented at the 4th Deakin Religion and Development Roundtable, Religion, Development & Approaches to CVE, October 25, Deakin University, Melbourne.
2017, Bouma and Halafoff, ‘Insights on Countering the Anti-Cosmopolitan Turn from the Australian Context,’ invited paper presented at the International and Interdisciplinary Colloquium on 10 Years after the Bouchard-Taylor Commission, October 19-20, University of Montreal, Montreal.
2017, Halafoff, ‘Anti-cosmopolitan terror and its antidotes,’ paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association’s Sociology of Religion Symposium, Chasms and Bridges: Religion and Secularity in a Polarised World, University of Western Sydney, September 29, 2017.
2017, Halafoff, Bouma and Arweck, co-convenors and chairs of two Thematic Sessions on Worldviews of Millennials: Education, Social Inclusion and Countering Violent Extremism, 34th Société Internationale de Sociologie des Religions/International Society for the Sociology of Religion (SISR/ISSR) Conference, Lausanne, July 4-7, 2017.
2017, Halafoff, Bouma, Singleton, and Rasmussen, ‘Worldviews of Australian Millennials: Dimensions of Australian Youth Spirituality,’ paper presented at the 34th Société Internationale de Sociologie des Religions/International Society for the Sociology of Religion (SISR/ISSR) Conference, Lausanne, July 4-7, 2017.
2017, Rasmussen, 'Anti-gender campaigns, freedom, and education about gender and sexuality in Australian Schools', College of Arts and Social Sciences Professorial Lecture, Australian National University, March 2, 2017.
2016, Halafoff, invited Participant (one of 60), International Higher Education Interfaith Leadership Forum, co-convened by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Hartford Seminary, The White House, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Department of State. September 20-21, Georgetown University, Washington.
2016, Halafoff, ‘Curricular Development for Multifaith Education and Intercultural Citizenship,’ invited panellist of 6th Annual USA President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, convened by the U.S. Government’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Education, Gallaudet University, Washington, September 22-23.
2016, Halafoff, co-convenor and invited speaker at the Broken Bay Institute and The Australian Sociological Association’s (TASA) Sociology of Religion Thematic Group’s, Religion and Young People Today - Diverse Belief in Turbulent Times Symposium, May 31, 2016 Broken Bay Institute Sydney, Australia
2016, Halafoff, ‘Young Australian’s Perceptions on religious and non-religious worldviews’, invited paper presented at the Religion and Diversity Project Workshop on Religion and Worldviews Education in Canada, January 22, University of Montreal, Canada