Freedom of religion and belief in 21st century Australia: A research report prepared for the Australian Human Rights Commission

Bouma, G, Cahill, D, Dellal, H and Zwartz, A 2011, Freedom of religion and belief in 21st century Australia: A research report prepared for the Australian Human Rights Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney, Australia


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Title of report Freedom of religion and belief in 21st century Australia: A research report prepared for the Australian Human Rights Commission
Author(s) Bouma, G
Cahill, D
Dellal, H
Zwartz, A
Year of publication 2011
Publisher Australian Human Rights Commission
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
ISBN 9780957758889
Subjects Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified
Abstract/Summary In July 2006 the Ministerial Council on Immigration and Multicultural Affairs endorsed the National Action Plan to Build Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security (NAP). Under the NAP, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) was funded to undertake a range of projects; one is this research report, Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century. The AHRC commissioned the Australian Multicultural Foundation in association with Monash University and RMIT University to prepare this report. It builds on two previous reports; the first is Article 18: Freedom of Religion and Belief produced in 1998 by the then Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. The second is the 2004 report Religion, Cultural Diversity and Safeguarding Australia, which was produced by the then Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs and the Australian Multicultural Foundation, in association with Monash University, RMIT University and the World Conference of Religions for Peace (now Religions for Peace Australia). This research report has responded to the aims of the NAP in 'fostering connections and understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims'. But, considering that other previous and current work has focused specifically on Muslim communities, this research has taken a broader approach. It researched and documents the general issues and concerns of religious and non-religious communities in Australia, principally based on direct consultation with the Australian people. Data from the face-to-face consultations and written submissions provided a valuable perspective on religion in general and religious groups in Australia.
Commissioning body Australian Human Rights Commission
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