strengthening families and communities in a post christian society

Strengthening Families and Communities in a Post Christian Society

Publica is a Christian research and public policy organisation devoted to partnering with Churches and organisations to strengthen family and community relationships throughout Australia.

Overcoming Loneliness & Building Authentic Relationships

Sam Farren on Healthy Masculinity & Community for Young Adults

In this interview, Isabella Clarke sits down with Sam Farren, youth and young adults pastor, to discuss relational issues affecting young adults in the church and broader society. The conversation explores the loneliness epidemic, challenges affecting young men in the church today, and opportunities to support young people in forming thriving friendships and relationships.
Rebuilding Right Relationships
report on rebuilding right relationships

The Rebuilding Right Relationships – Colloquium was held in October 2023 and was a joint initiative between Publica, Alphacrucis University College and the Lachlan Macquarie Institute.
This report is a summary of five sessions of policy challenges provided by experts in the field and discussed by the participants. Please note that the policy initiative suggestions within do not represent the experts of formal organisational positions, but rather ideas explored by small groups in the Colloquium that could be developed further.

Rebuilding Right Relationships
report on rebuilding right relationships
The Rebuilding Right Relationships – Colloquium was held in October 2023 and was a joint initiative between Publica, Alphacrucis University College and the Lachlan Macquarie Institute. This report is a summary of five sessions of policy challenges provided by experts in the field and discussed by the participants. Please note that the policy initiative suggestions within do not represent the experts of formal organisational positions, but rather ideas explored by small groups in the Colloquium that could be developed further.

publica Papers

In Australia, as in other Western countries, there has been a sharp deterioration in adolescent mental health over the last decade. Around 40% of young…
Learning from people with disability about loneliness and social isolation. In August 2023, Australia had its first-ever Loneliness Awareness Week, the result of a growing…

The Prevalence of Family Breakdown Church leaders have long been aware that family breakdown is on the rise, both within the churches and the broader…

publica Library

Publica is building up a specialist library of books, articles and other research materials that can assist in the development of public policy to support strong families, healthy relationships and vibrant local communities. There is a physical collection available for loan to members at Level 1, 30 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tas 7250. Opening hours, Monday and Wednesday 11-1 during school term times or otherwise by appointment.
The online library is here. Membership is free.

Publica is pleased to invite applications for the first of three paid internships concerned with different aspects of loneliness. The question for the first internship is why so many young people are lonely. Applications for this are sought by August 31st 2023.