Dr Justine Toh

Justine is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX) where she speaks and writes about the Christian faith in a secular age, with a particular interest in freedom and individualism, the body as a project, and trends in contemporary culture. She is also a presenter of CPX’s documentary For the Love of God: How the Church is Better and Worse Than You Ever Imagined. Justine has a doctorate in Cultural Studies from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Communications from UTS. Justine lives in Sydney with her husband Vaughan and their very two noisy boys.

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Reimagining Practice Seminar: Forming Christian neighbours in the classroom

We live in an increasingly polarised public square in which Christianity, in particular, is regarded with suspicion and hostility. How can teachers prepare their students to navigate diversity—whether ethnic or political—in a world that, more and more, regards Christian difference as dangerous? Drawing on the parable of the Good Samaritan, we will explore what it will mean to equip students to be good neighbours in an increasingly tribal world.