Barry W. Bussey
B.A. LL.B., M.A., LL.M., M.P.A.C.S., Ph.D. (Candidate)
Adjunct Associate Professor

Email: barry.bussey@nd.edu.au

Biography
Since July 2011 - Director of Legal Affairs at Canadian Council of Christian Charities. He has been involved with charity and religious freedom issues for over 23 years. He has argued religious freedom cases at all levels of court in Canada from tribunals to the Supreme Court of Canada. He has studied theology, law, political science, and peace & conflict studies.
Teaching Areas
  • Law and Religion
  • Charity Law - Advancement of Religion
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Church and State
  • Religion and Politics
Research Expertise and Supervision
  • Law and Religion
  • Charity Law - Advancement of Religion
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Church and State
  • Religion and Politics

 

Research and engagement

Books
Should I Fight? Essays on Conscientious Objection and the Seventh-day Adventist Church, (Belleville, Ontario: Guardian Books, 2011) ISBN 978-1-5542-578-2
Book Chapters
Journal Articles and Proceedings
Derecho, Estado & Religion
  • El Estado como padrastro. Comentario al caso S. L. v. Commission scolaire des Chênes Derecho, Estado & Religion (2015) Volume 1:152-156
Article in Fides et Libertas: Case Comment: Oxford Journal of Law and Religion
  • Barry W. Bussey, "Space Enough for a Christian Law School," Ox. J Law Religion (2015) 4 (2):303-307
Case Notes: Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Book Reviews
  • Family Transformed: Religion, Values, and Society in American Life. By Tipton, Steven M. and John Witte, Jr.. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2005, 317 pp. $26.95 Journal of Church and State, Vol 48, Summer 2006, Number 3, by Bussey, Barry W.
  • Religious Liberty in America: Political Safeguards. By Louis Fisher. Lawrence, Kans.: University Press of Kansas, 2002. xii+380 pp. $35.00 cloth. Journal of Church and State, 1/1/04 by Bussey, Barry W. ·
  • Legislating Morality: Pluralism and Religious Identity in Lawmaking. By Lucinda Peach. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. 218 pp. $35.00. Journal of Church and State, 3/22/03 by Bussey, Barry W.
  • From Civil to Political Religion: The Intersection of Culture, Religion and Politics. By Marcela Cristi. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2001, 293 pp. $32.95. Journal of Church and State, 1/1/03 by Bussey, Barry W.
  • School Prayer and Discrimination: The Civil Rights of Religious Minorities and Dissenters. By Frank S. Ravitch. Boston, Mass.: Northeastern University … Journal of Church and State, 1/1/00 by Bussey, Barry W.
Book reviews in the Journal of Law and Religion VOLUME XXII 2006-2007 NUMBER 2
  • Barry W. Bussey Hope for a Global Ethic, by Brian D. Lepard 585
  • Barry W. Bussey The Pilgrimage of Stephen Harper, by Lloyd Mackey 589
In the Media
Vancouver Sun
Chronicle Herald – Halifax
National Post
Host of TV program Global Faith and Freedom for example see:
Professional Affiliations
Law Society of Upper Canada, 1996
Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador, 1993
Community Engagement
Burman University - Board of Trustees (2011-present)
International Justice Mission Canada - Board of Directors (2007-2014)
Awards
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his work to support religious liberty in Canada and abroad.
Other
Editor, Fides et Libertas for 2009-2011 issues.