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Other works

This page features a selection of related works by our researchers. You can also learn about the publications, conference presentations and media appearances that have come directly from the project here

Articles, chapters and books

  • Beaman, L.G. (2020) The Transition of Religion to Culture in Law and Public Discourse, London: Routledge.

  • Beaman, L. G. (2019) 'Human Rights and Religion: Case Studies from Canada.' In J. Quataert and L. Wildenthal, Routledge  History of Human Rights, London: Routledge.

  • Beaman, L. G. (2019) 'The Shifting Face of Religious Freedom: How Politics Makes a Difference.' In K. Schilbrack, The

  • Wiley-Blackwell Companion on Religious Diversity, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. [in press].

  • Beaman, L. G. (2018) 'Religious Diversity in the Public Sphere: The Canadian Case.' Religions [special issue “Religious Diversity in a Pluralistic Society"], 8(12): 1-18.

  • Beaman, L. G. (2018) Beyond Accommodation: Everyday Narratives of Muslim Canadians. Co-authored with Jennifer A. Selby and Amélie Barras. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

  • Beaman, L. G. and Beyer, P. (2019) 'Dimensions of Diversity: Toward a more Complex Conceptualization.' Religions [special issue “Religion, Power, and Resistance: New Ideas for a Divided World”], edited by A. Halafoff, S. Han, C. Starkey & J. Spickard, 10(10): 559-574.

  • Bouma, G.D. & Halafoff, A. (2018) « Initiatives pour contrer l’anticosmopolitisme dans le contexte australien », dans Solange Lefebvre & Guillaume St-Laurent (dir.), Dix ans plus tard : La commission Bouchard-Taylor, succès ou échec?, Montréal : QuébecAmérique, pp. 235-247.

  • Halafoff, A. (2021) 'From abundance to enough: What we have learned from the pandemic.' ABC Religion and Ethics. 4 January, 2021.

  • Halafoff, A. (2020) ‘Critical Religious Pluralism: Precarity, Performativity and Peacebuilding,’ Interreligious Relations (IRR) Series of Occasional Papers by the Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP) Programme.

  • Halafoff, A. (2019) ‘InterAction Australia: Countering the Politics of Fear with Netpeace.’ In J. Fahy & J-J. Bock, The Interfaith Movement: Mobilising Religious Diversity in the 21st Century, Routledge. pp. 68-86.

  • Halafoff, A. (2018) Interfaith Youth in Australia: A Critical Reflection on Religious Diversity, Literacy and Identity. In L. Kuhle, J. Borup, & W. Hoverd., A Critical Analysis of Religious Diversity, Brill. pp. 230-251.

  • Halafoff, A., and Cusack, C. (2020) ‘Education and Religious Diversity.’ In A. Possamai & A. Blasi (eds.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion. London: Sage. pp. 1-6.

  • Halafoff, A., Shipley, H., Dickey-Young, P., Singleton, A., Rasmussen, M. and Bouma, G. (forthcoming 2020) ‘Complex, Critical and Caring: Young people, worldviews and diversity in Australia and Canada,’ Religions, 11(4), 166: 1-12.

  • Halafoff, A., Weng, E., Bouma, G. & Barton, G. (2020) 'Religious groups are embracing technology during the lockdown, but can it replace human connection?' The Conversation. 30 April, 2020.

  • Halafoff, A. & Bouma, G. (2019) 'It’s time to replace Religious Instruction with Worldviews Education in Australian schools.' ABC Religion and Ethics. 26 September, 2019.

  • Halafoff, A., Lam, K. & Bouma, G. (2019) ‘Worldviews Education: Cosmopolitan Peacebuilding and Preventing Violent Extremism,' Journal of Beliefs and Values. 40(3): 381-395

  • Halafoff, A, Singleton, A., Bouma, G.D. and Rasmussen, M.L. (2019) ‘Want a safer world for your children? Teach them about diverse religions and worldviews.’ The Conversation. 21 March, 2019.

  • Halafoff, A., Singleton, A., Bouma, G. and Rasmussen, M. (2019). ‘Religious Literacy of Australia’s Gen Z Teens: Diversity and Social Inclusion,’ Journal of Beliefs and Values, 41(2): 195-213

  • Halafoff, A. & Gobey, L. (2018) ‘”Whatever”? Religion, Youth, and Identity in 21st Century Australia.’ In P. Beyer, S.Bulllivant & P. Gareau (eds.) Youth, Religion and Identity in a Globalizing Context. Leiden: Brill. pp. 255-277.

  • Jackson, R. (2020) ‘The Contribution of Religious Education to a Better Living Together in Europe.' In A. Körs, W. Weisse & J-P. Willaime (eds.) Religious Diversity and Interreligious Dialogue, Münster: Waxmann. pp. 211-244.

  • Jackson, R. (2019) ‘Why Study Religions in Publicly Funded Schools?’ In A. Melloni & F. Cadeddu (eds.) Religious Literacy Religious Literacy, Law and History: Perspectives on European Pluralist Societies, London: Routledge. pp. 139-151.

  • Jackson, R. (2019) Religious Education for Plural Societies: The Selected Works of Robert Jackson, World Library of Educationalists Series, London: Routledge.

  • Jackson, R. (2019) ‘Jazz Improvisation, Wilfred Cantwell Smith and Clifford Geertz’, British Journal of Religious Education, 41(2). doi: 10.1080/01416200.2019.1557921

  • Jackson, R. (2019) ‘50 years on: The Shap Working Party on World Religions in Education and Its Publications’, Journal of Beliefs & Values. doi: 10.1080/13617672.2019.1575113

  • Jackson, R. (2019) ‘Editorial’, Intercultural Education [Signposts and the Council of Europe: Special issue on the contribution of ‘inclusive’ religious education to intercultural understanding], 30(3): 237-246

  • Jackson, R. (2019) 'Postscript on Dialogue and Inclusive Religious Education: The ReDi Studies in a European Context', Religion & Education. doi: 10.1080/15507394.2019.1577708

  • Jackson, R. & O’Grady, K. (2019) ‘The Religious and Worldview Dimension of Intercultural Education: The Council of Europe’s Contribution’, Intercultural Education [Signposts and the Council of Europe: Special issue on the contribution of ‘inclusive’ religious education to intercultural understanding], 30(3). doi: 10.1080/14675986.2018.1539306.

  • Lipiäinen, T., Halafoff, A., Mansouri, F. & Bouma, G. (2020) ‘Diverse Worldviews Education and Social Inclusion: A Comparison between Finnish and Australian Approaches to build Intercultural and Interreligious Understanding,’ British Journal of Religious Education. doi:  10.1080/01416200.2020.1737918

  • Pepper, M., Powell, R. & Bouma, G.D. (2019) 'Social Cohesion in Australia: Comparing Church and Community', Religions, 10(11). doi: 10.3390/rel10110605

  • Singleton, A., Halafoff, A., Bouma, G.D. & Rasmussen, M.L. (2018) ‘New research shows Australian teens have complex views on religion and spirituality’, The Conversation. 17 September, 2018.

  • Weng, E. & Halafoff, A. 'Media Representations of Religion, Spirituality and Non-Religion in Australia', Religions 2020, 11(7). doi: 10.3390/rel11070332


  • Lori Beaman has given several keynote presentations on the topic of religious diversity, including:

    • 'Whose Culture, Whose Heritage? Majoritarian Religion and New Diversities.' Multifaceted Non-religiosity, University of Helsinki, Finland. November 28-29, 2019.

    • 'Reclaiming Enchantment.' Cultures of Unbelief, Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy 28-30 May, 2019. 

    • 'Deep Equality: ‘Big Ideas’ talk with Dr. Lori Beaman.' The Medium Term Policy Speakers’ Series. Department of Canadian Heritage, Gatineau, Quebec, 1 March, 2019. 

    • 'Nonreligion in a Complex Legal Future.' Formatting Nonreligion in Late Modern Societies – Institutional and Legal Perspectives, Eurel Project, University of Oslo, Norway, 26-27 September, 2018.

  • Lori Beaman was also a panelist for ​“Faith in Numbers: Can We Trust the Quantification of Religious Affiliation and Religious Freedom?” (TPNRD network. Global Affairs Canada, Ottawa, Canada. May 14, 2020).



  • Gary Bouma and Anna Halafoff were interviewed in ‘How we worship’, ABC Australia Talks, 7 November 2019.

  • Anna Halafoff was interviewed in ‘Tolerant, but kinda ignorant: study concludes Gen Z’s faith literacy needs national curriculum response,’ Education Review, 9 March 2020.

  • Anna Halafoff was interviewed in ‘Teens are tolerant but uneducated about religion, study finds,’ Sydney Morning Herald, 8 March 2020. 

  • Anna Halafoff was interviewed in ‘UNESCO scientist calls for review of religious instruction in schools,’ Brisbane Times, 10 October 2019.

  • ‘Pre-recorded interview with Anna Halafoff, Alfred Deakin Institute on religion and education,’ Breakfast, Steve Martin, ABC Ballarat, 29 March 2019.

  • ‘Pre-recorded interview with Anna Halafoff, Alfred Deakin Institute on religion and education,’ Mornings, Gavin McGrath, ABC Ballarat, 27 March 2019.

  • ‘Interview with Anna Halafoff, Alfred Deakin Institute on religion and education,’ Mornings, Jo Printz, ABC Central Victoria, 26 March 2019.

  • ‘Interview with Anna Halafoff, Alfred Deakin Institute on religion and education, Mornings, Adam Shirley, ABC Radio Canberra, 21 March 2019.


  • Collaborative Centre of Excellence for Resilient Communities and Inclusive Societies: Greg Barton and Anna Halafoff are among the Chief Investigators of this new research centre, led by Michelle Grossman at Deakin University, and supported by the Victorian Government ($3.19 million 2019-2024). 

  • A/Prof. Anna Halafoff, Dr. Enqi Weng, Prof. Andrew Singleton, Dr. Alexandra Rojinski, and PhD candidate Emily Marriot, with Prof. Cristina Rocha (Western Sydney University) have had an opinion piece titled ‘The pandemic has provided fertile conditions for conspiracy theories and “conspirituality” in Australia,’ published by the ABC Religion and Ethics.



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