RUSSLR is the first centre or institution in Australia to study the relationship between society, law and religion. We believe in taking an an inter-, multi-disciplinary and holistic and multi-faith approach to this work.
The green circle in the centre represents divinity, or god. The circle surrounding this represents the equality of all religions, with none taking precedence over another. The different groups are represented by the dots on the outside and the lines pointing into the divine represent the religious and political law which structures our relationships. The colours green and blue represent the earth and water of the world we all inhabit. This reminds us that we all inhabit the one earth and we must embody compassion and acceptance to work on issues which are important to our society.
We encourage participation from all faiths and disciplines to foster greater understanding of the relationship between society, law and religion and how this relates to today's society. No single discipline or religious tradition is given priority in this endeavour.
We embody and advocate the virtues of tolerance, openness and respect in working with people from different academic disciplines and faith groups.
Our research informs a better understanding of the relationship between society, law and religion and we actively encourage postgraduate research in this area.
We encourage open engagement within the University of Adelaide, Australian governments, society and community organizations to stimulate discussion of practical solutions to contemporary social and legal problems.
We will engage with experts from all academic disciplines and faith groups in order to ensure the integrity and accuracy of our work.