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The Yarra Institute for Religion and Social Policy explores contemporary social issues from an ethical point of view, while drawing on the deep scholarly resources in church and community groups more broadly.

The Yarra Institute brings a new research capability about the role of the faith and religion in shaping social policy in Australia. Members of various church groups, particularly from the Salvation Army and the Anglican, Catholic and Uniting Churches, are involved in the direction of the Yarra Institute.

The Institute Board members are well known scholars and include Rev Dr Stephen Ames (chair), Dr Anne Elvey, Dr John Bottomley, Drs Therese and Jim D'Orsa, Major Brad Halse (Salvation Army), Dr Rowan Ireland, Dr John D'Arcy May, and Dr Paul Rule. Dr Bruce Duncan CSsR has been appointed Director and Dr John D'Arcy May Associate Director.

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The Yarra Institute is sited in the graduate Study Centre at the Yarra Theological Union in Box Hill, one of the Colleges within Melbourne's University of Divinity.

The Yarra Institute also shares responsibility for promoting social justice units within the University of Divinity.

Though the Yarra Institute springs from the Christian milieu of the University of Divinity, it seeks to explore and promote relationships with other religious and philosophical traditions, including with the great non-Christian religions, especially from the aspect of social ethics and human wellbeing. 

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May1515/05/2015 9:23:00 AM by Administrator Account
Launched by Craig Lapsley, Victorian Emergency Management Commissioner, this research aims to support and learn from local clergy and laity in the Murrindindi Shire, responding to those affected by the trauma of Black Saturday on 9 February 2009. read more...
Dec2323/12/2014 9:51:00 AM by Administrator Account
Chapters written by representatives of seven Australian Churches show that Christian approaches to social justice are startlingly distinctive, in their starting points as well as in their positions on urgent matters of human rights, sexual ethics, and economic justice. read more...
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