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Mehmet Ozalp: The ideology behind Brenton Tarrant's terror attack poses a threat to us all

22 Mar 2019

Mehmet Ozalp: The ideology behind Brenton Tarrant's terror attack poses a threat to us all

The Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation and PaCT fellow Associate Professor Mehmet Ozalp has written an opinion piece published on ABC Religion and Ethics about the ideology of Brenton Tarrant, the man accused of murdering 50 people in the Christchurch terrorist attack on 15 March 2019. Associate Professor Ozalp argues the ideology that inspired Tarrant is more widespread than what we imagined. He describes it as.....

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Dr Sef Carroll interviewed by ABC's Soul Search

18 Mar 2019

Dr Sef Carroll interviewed by ABC's Soul Search

PaCT Fellow and manager of UnitingChurch world's partnerships in the Pacific was recently interviewed by Dr Meredith Lake from ABC's Soul Search about Coconut Theology and Climate Change. She explained how she is rethinking the Christianity she grew up with in Fiji, and the way the coconut is utilised as a metaphor for Jesus' death and resurrection. Listen to the 26 minute interview here......

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Women in Scriptural Reasoning – Sarah and Hagar

25 Feb 2019

Women in Scriptural Reasoning – Sarah and Hagar

PaCT Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisations (CISAC) Dr Mahsheed Ansari recently participated in a Women in Scripture Reasoning Day which explored the theme of ‘Sarah and Hagar’ in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The event was held on the 27 September 2018 at the Mary MacKillop Centre in North Sydney and was part of an exposure day for students in the Graduate Certificate in Theology.....

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Australian Muslim Heritage Project Update

22 Feb 2019

Australian Muslim Heritage Project Update

Researchers at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation (CISAC), Charles Sturt University who are looking at Australian Muslim Heritage have received media attention for their work into the life and work of Dr Qazi Ashfaq Ahmad. The PaCT-funded research project began in 2018 and is looking at influential, active and philanthropic Muslim pioneers in post war years-Dr Qazi Ashfaq Ahmad and Sheikh Fehmi. Dr Mahsheed Ansari and Ms Katy.....

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