Acting On Conscience. How Can We Responsibly Mix Law, Religion And Politics

Brennan Frank

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: University Of Queensland Press
Publisher Place: St Lucia
Publisher Year: 2007
Edition: First Edition

Description: 267 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Is there a place for personal beliefs in public lifeIs a Catholic health minister in a fit position to legislate on womens issues such as the right to an abortion pill When the prime minister invokes church leaders support in going to war with Iraq - and those church leaders tacitly approve this - is there a moral issue at stakeIn Acting on Conscience Jesuit priest, human rights lawyer and academic Frank Brennan tackles these issues head on. He explores some of the legal, moral and ethical issues that capture the public imagination - and critically examine the figures in public life who pass judgement on them. Issues covered include:The War in IraqSame-sex marriage and parentingLate-term abortionPolitics and the judiciaryThrough detailed analysis of examples from both Australia and the US, Brennan asks: Is there a place for personal beliefs in public life As citizens and voters, how can we ensure that in the future, our leaders will speak for us - but not out of turnIn an age of fear and bigotry here is a welcome book of courage and conscience. SENATOR BOB BROWN, Australian Greens

ISBN: 9780702235825


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