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About Studies of Religion
What is this subject about?
We live in a multifaith and multicultural society. Religion has been, and is, an integral part of human experience and a component of every culture. An appreciation of society is enhanced by an understanding of religion, its influence on human behaviour and its interaction within culture. Studies of Religion provides a focus on religious expression in Australia and investigates religion’s place within the global community.
Studies of Religion emphasises the development of skills of analysis, independent research, collaboration and effective communication. These skills will help empower you to become a critically reflective life-long learner.
Topics include: Nature of Religion and Beliefs, Two Religious Traditions Studies from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Religion and Belief Systems in Australia post-1945, Religious expression in Australia's multicultural and multifaith society since 1945, Two Religious Traditions Depth Studies from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.
The Australian Census shows that fewer people are identifying as “Christians”. Why?
Did you know that Hinduism is the fastest growing religion in Australia? Why?
Why is Islam in the news?
Why is there unrest in the Middle East?
What are religious leaders doing to promote world peace?
What is the meaning of life?
Do Studies of Religion to find out the answers to these and so many other faith-based questions!
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