Non-religious solutions are needed for many of Australia's and the world's problems.
Only the Secular Party can provide the required policies.
We Believe in:
Religions are difficult to talk about - that's part of the problem. We believe in religious freedom, but not to the extent that religious beliefs should be imposed upon others. Unfortunately, if we look around ourselves realistically, many of our problems today are caused by just that. Those that think they are possessed of the "one true religion" assume they are entitled to impose their beliefs upon others. We disagree.
After centuries of religious warfare in Europe, modern civilisation was built on the concept of secularism - the separation of religion from the public sphere. With the problem of terrorism, and the even greater problems caused by the "war on terror", many of the pillars on which our civilisation was built are eroding. Our liberties are being curtailed by draconian legislation. Internationally, the rule of law is being disregarded. Rational thought is no longer considered paramount. Secularism has been eroded and replaced by tacit endorsement of all forms of religion, especially in education. Religious intolerance is increasing, as is social disharmony.
We aim to reverse these trends and reassert the ideal of establishing truth through reason and observation. We aim to re-establish the ideal that represents the only real alternative to sectarian strife - the ideal of secularism, based on the universal values of honesty, compassion, freedom and justice. In view of the many problems that humanity faces in the 21st century, this is a critical task. We need your support, and your help.
In his song "Imagine", which is of increased relevance today, John Lennon thought of a world without countries and without religion, where there would be no motivation to kill and die and where people could live in peace and brotherhood.
We hope you'll join us. Today!