PM Glynn lecture

The institute established the PM Glynn Lecture on Religion, Law and Public Life in 2017 to honour the contribution that Patrick McMahon Glynn made to our country, both as one of the Founding Fathers of the Commonwealth, and as a distinguished writer, lawyer and parliamentarian. The lecture is an annual event at which an eminent person is invited to address an important question at the intersection of religion, law and public life, with a view to significantly enhancing the quality of discussion of important matters of public policy.

2019 PM Glynn Lecture


Overcoming Political Tribalism

Rowan Williams

The third PM Glynn Lecture on Religion, Law and Public Life

“. . . beyond political tribalism lie a deeper literacy about our histories, a commitment to identifying the grammar of a common language, and the work of negotiating a shared future . . . ”

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See also:

Tribalism’s Troubles: responding to Rowan Williams

2018 PM Glynn Lecture



The Moral Basis of a Commercial Society

Jesse Norman

The second PM Glynn Lecture on Religion, Law and Public Life

“ . . . the purpose of politics is not to satisfy the felt needs of any individual or generation; it is to preserve and enhance the social order in the public interest.”

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See also:

The Market’s Morals: responding to Jesse Norman

2017 PM Glynn Lecture


Religious ‘toleration’ in modern Australia: the tyranny of relativism

J.D. Heydon

The inaugural PM Glynn Lecture on Religion, Law and Public Life

“. . . even those who are not members of religious institutions and have no particular sympathy for them ought to fear the current war on religious faith.”

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See also:

Today’s Tyrants: responding to Dyson Heydon


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