The PM Glynn Institute's brief is to contribute to deeper thinking and renewed conversations about important issues facing the Catholic community and Australian society, and to develop well-supported, practical and achievable proposals to address them.
The institute's work ranges from reports that map the landscape and highlight important questions for our life in common, to discussion papers on issues of public ethics and public policy and how we might respond to them.
An important goal in this is to bring visibility to evidence and perspectives that may have been overlooked, in a way which contributes to positive debate and building bridges across the divides of politics and ideas.
The Institute has developed a number of resources that approach religious freedom both as a human right in need of legal protection and as a philosophical concept requiring political attention. Its work also encompasses the place of religion in public life in Australia.