Senior Research Fellow

Peter Kurti has been researching a liberal approach to religion and civil society in Australia since joining the CIS in 2011. His book, The Tyranny of Tolerance: Threats to Religious Liberty in Australia (with a Foreword by former PM John Howard) was published in 2017, and explained how the relativist approach to ‘respecting difference’ – which informs anti-discrimination laws – endangers freedoms of speech, thought, and conscience. Peter is an ordained minister in the Anglican Church and has worked in inner-city and suburban congregations in England and Australia, as well as in the university sector where he also taught. Before joining the CIS Peter had been Rector of Saint James’, King Street in Sydney for eight years. With degrees in law, theology, and philosophy, he is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.