Category: Religion

Australia - Asia relations, Religion

Why the census fails to capture the religious identities of Asian Australians

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The dismantling of the White Australia Policy in the second half of the twentieth century ushered in a new multicultural Australia, whose diversity is reflected nowhere more clearly than in the populations’ increasingly heterogeneous religious landscape. As Gary Bouma points out in his insightful book titled Australian Soul: Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century, […]

Religion

A fork in the road: the radicalisation of Islam

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Rajkumar Singh traces the course of Islam, from early lofty ideals to fundamentalism and terrorism Current-day terrorism, typified by the rise of Islamic fundamentalism throughout Asia and other parts of the world, has many faces. Its objectives are multifaceted and its operations multipronged. The world is its stage, making it a prime concern for governments […]