Elections, faith and social conscience

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By Bruce Duncan,
Micah (December 2004), 3-4.

The recent elections in Australia and the USA have raised urgent questions about the relationship between religious faith, politics and social concern. Some commentators in Australia have expressed fears that a new religious Right might emerge like that in the USA, relying on a fundamentalist or literalist interpretation of the Bible, and imposing social policies in the name of religion.

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