An Australian flag painted on a weathered wooden board, which has cracked across the middle.

Image by Yama Beyter / iStock / Getty Images from ABC Religion & Ethics

Professor Mansouri and Andrew Jakubowicz co-authored a piece for ABC News and published in the Religion & Ethics Section, titled As the war in Gaza rages, social cohesion in Australia is under strain — how to ensure it doesn’t break? It reflects on why “Australian multiculturalism is being shaken to its core by deepening community tensions and rising levels of hate speech and intimidation, triggered by the humanitarian catastrophes associated with the conflict in Gaza.”

This article follows a piece Professor Mansouri published in June: The war in Gaza has revealed the limits of our prevailing political narratives and the vital role that universities can play.