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Delegates from Australia and Papua New Guinea Speak at International Law and Religion Symposium

Conference focuses on human dignity and freedom of religion or belief

Delegates from Australia and Papua New Guinea are joining other experts from around the world this week at the 25th annual International Law and Religion Symposium at Brigham Young University in Utah, United States.


Mr Tauvasa Tanuvasa Chou-Lee, Deputy Solicitor-General for Papua New Guinea, spoke today on marriage law and customary family practices in his country.

Mr Mark Fowler, from Sydney, is an expert in religious freedom within the context of Australian law.

His presentation was themed: Faith-based institutions and anti-discrimination law.


Mr Damian Wyld heads up the Australian Family Coalition, based in Adelaide. 

Regarding the current conversation in Australia regarding faith and law, he said it “is not merely a debate on religious freedom, restricted to those with an interest in living out their personal faith. At the very least, it’s a debate on freedom of religion and belief."

“I really admire the ability of the ICLRS to bring together such a diverse, yet complementary group of people from across the world,” Wyld said.

"Freedom of Religion and Belief is a very pressing issue in Australia and I was pleased to be able to share that perspective with other delegates in attendance.”

For more information on the symposium, click here.

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