This research project aims to make Australia safer through identifying constructive responses to religious diversity.
Incidents of discrimination and violence on the basis of religion are escalating. Programs that respond to religious diversity in local institutions are key to preventing social dislocation and violence. The project will identify strategies for responding to religious diversity in the institutions of education, policing, migration, and in legislation. You can learn more about these, and other elements of this project, using the menu at the top of this page.
This research will evaluate the outcomes of these strategies for responding to religious diversity in terms of their contribution to social cohesion and the prevention of violence. This will benefit communities and organisations by providing practical strategies they can immediately use to make Australia safer.
Publications exploring various findings from the project are listed here. Some articles are available as open access publications (available for anyone to read).
This research is a collaboration between researchers at University of Tasmania, Deakin University, Monash University, University of Ottawa (Canada), and Stockholm University (Sweden). You can learn more about the researchers here. It is being funded through the support of the Australian Research Council.