UMSS Q&A – Secularism

What is church/state separation? What are the disagreements amongst secularists about what church/state separation entails? Do we have a church/state separation in Australia?

UMSS is delighted to announce that Russell Blackford (co-editor of 50 Voices of Disbelief) will be joining us for next week’s Q&A on Campus – the Secular Societies weekly group discussion event!

Monday 15th March
Chrisholm Theatrette, Level 3, Babel Building
(note: change of venue)

RSVP and invite friends to attend via our Facebook event.

Students are invited to be as active or passive in the group discussion as they wish. Also feel free to bring your lunch along to the event.

Russell Blackford is an Australian writer and editor. His formal qualifications include first class honours degrees in both Arts (University of Newcastle) and Law (University of Melbourne), and separate Ph.Ds in English literature (University of Newcastle) and philosophy (Monash University). His publications include novels, short stories, academic monographs, and numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles on topics within his areas of expertise. His philosophical interests include bioethics, philosophy of law, and philosophy of religion. Russell is a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Evolution and Technology. He is co-editor, with Udo Schuklenk, of 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).


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