Faculty of Arts and Education

Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation


Education about Religions and Beliefs in Victoria Publications

Recent Publications


Halafoff. A. (2013) The Multifaith Movement and Common Security. Dordrecht: Springer. (features a discussion of Education about Religions and Beliefs in Victoria)


Refereed Journal Articles

Halafoff, A. (in press) ‘Education about Religions and Beliefs in Victoria,’ Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 26:2.

Bouma, G. and Halafoff, A. (2009) ‘Multifaith Education and Social Inclusion in Australia’, Journal of Religious Education. 57(3): 17-25.


Book Chapters

Halafoff, A. (accepted 15 May 2013) ‘Riots, mass casualties, and religious hatred: Countering anti-cosmopolitan terror through intercultural and interreligious understanding’ in P.Hedges, Controversies in Contemporary Religions (3 Vols), Praeger.

Bouma, G., Ling, R. and Halafoff, A. (2010) ‘The Impact of Religious Diversity and Revitalization on Inter-religious Education for Citizenship and Human Rights’. In K. Engebretson, M. de Souza, G. Durka and L. Gearon (eds) International Handbook of Inter-religious Education, Vol. 4. Dordrecht: Springer.pp. 1053-1069.



Lentini, P., Halafoff, A. and Ogru, E. (2009) Perceptions of Multiculturalism and Security in Victoria: Report to the Department of Premier and Cabinet, State Government of Victoria, Global Terrorism Research Centre, Monash University.

Bouma, G. D., Pickering, S., Dellal, H. and Halafoff, A. (2007) Managing the Impact of Global Crisis Events on Community Relations in Multicultural Australia, Multicultural Affairs Queensland and the Victorian Office of Multicultural Affairs.



Media Engagement

Opinion Pieces

Halafoff, A. (2013) ‘The Future of Religious Education in Australia’. Open Forum. Read Online.

Halafoff, A. and Smith, S. (2012) ‘A Question of Faith: Reforming Religious Education in Schools’, The Conversation. Read Online.

Halafoff, A. (2012) ‘Time for change: A new role for religion in education’, The Conversation. Read Online.

Halafoff, A. (2011) ‘Religion in Victoria’s Schools: A Timely Debate’, Article of the Month, Relations with Other Faiths - A Working Group of the Uniting Church in Australia National Assembly. Read Online.

Halafoff, A. (2011) ‘The SRI Status Quo is simply not Tenable’, ABC Religion and Ethics Blog. Read Online.

Bouma, G.D. and Halafoff, A. (2011) ‘Time to Review Religion in Schools’, ABC Religion and Ethics Blog. Read Online.


Interviews featured in newspaper articles, radio programs and online blogs

Allen, A. (2013) ‘Matters of Faith: Religious Diversity offers much to Students’, Northern Weekly, August 13. Read Online.

Allen, A. (2013) ‘Faith in Ethics: Life Matters and Religion get Together in Class’, Melbourne Weekly Times, August 14.

Bachelard, M. (2011) ‘Backlash as God Forced into Schools’, The Age, March 27. Read Online.

Bachelard, M. (2011) ‘Anger at Schools Christian Bias’, The Age, April 10. Read Online.

Mornings with Jon Fain, ABC 774, 8th April 2011. Read Online.

The Rainbow Report, JOY FM, 8th April 2011. Read Online.

Zwartz, B. (2011) ‘Academics call for Review of School Religious Teaching’, The Age, April 7. Read Online.




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