Anthony Hogan PhD QPR FASRC is a Sociologist and Rehabilitation Counsellor. He is Honorary Professor with the Sydney School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health at The University of Sydney. Drawing on the insights offered by a trans-disciplinary approach to social research, Anthony's work has focused on the personal and social impacts of disruptions to life's taken-for-grantedness. His worked has addressed the experience of acquired disability, technology and the self, identity, suicide, climate change, drought, belief and society and the sustainability of rural communities.
Perhaps being socially progressive and Christian are not such mutually exclusive value positions after all? Continue reading »
The Australian Catholics Bishops Conference have announced that they are open to change. This article scopes out what such an agenda for change might need to address. Continue reading »
I continue to be concerned by the public positions taken by various Catholic Arch-Bishops (Prowse, Canberra Times, June 7, 2018; Coleridge Canberra Times, 11 July, 2018) with regards the Catholic confessional and the mandatory reporting of child abuse. The Church’s position against such laws is based on the arguments that: people basically don’t confess such Continue reading »
Across Australia, various jurisdictions are beginning to address the question of whether or not to legalise voluntary assisted suicide for people who are terminally and extremely ill. By 2019, legislation approved in Victoria will come into effect while legislation previously approved in the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory was overturned by the so-called Continue reading »