Religion, secularism, and the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program

Patrick, Jeremy (2014) Religion, secularism, and the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program. University of Queensland Law Journal, 33 (1). pp. 187-219. ISSN 0083-4041

Abstract

This article examines the structure and function of the Commonwealth of Australia's National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP) in the context of an inquiry into whether the program should be considered religious, secular, or somewhere in between. The argument advanced is that changes to the program since its inception have rendered it incoherent in purpose and internally contradictory in design. Because of these flaws, the NSCSWP fails to effectively achieve legitimate policy goals. However, the Program can be redesigned to achieve its ends while simultaneously welcoming religious individuals and remaining faithful to a liberal vision of neutrality towards religion.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published Version restricted in accordance with publisher copyright policy (UQP)
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2014 05:16
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 05:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: chaplain, neutrality, establishment, religion
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25650

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