From: Wednesday April 17, 2019, 12:30 pm
To: Wednesday April 17, 2019, 2:00 pm
Gary D Bouma AM is the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural and Interreligious Relations – Asia Pacific, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Associate Priest at St John’s Anglican Church, East Malvern.
He was Director of the Global Terrorism Research Centre at Monash University, the Australian Node of the Religion and Diversity Project, University of Ottawa. He serves on the Multifaith Advisory Group to the Premier of Victoria, The Multifaith Council and the Multicultural Reference Group to Victoria Police and the Social Cohesion Institute of the State of Victoria, Australia.
He served as Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Development at Monash University, President of the Australian Association for the Study of Religions, and Chair of the Board of the Parliament of the World’s Religions 2009 (Melbourne). He was Chair of the Academic Board at Harvest Bible College for ten years. His research in the sociology of religion examines the management of religious diversity in plural multicultural societies, education about religions and worldviews, postmodernity as a context for doing theology, religion and terror, religion and public policy.
Author or Co-Author of over 25 books and 370 articles, he has been invested as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Sociology, to Interreligious Relations and to the Anglican Church of Australia.
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