Muslim & non-Muslim Understanding
This guide is a comprehensive resource for Muslim aged care. It covers wide-ranging topics such as, religion, culture, and identity of Muslims to provide the context and basis for planning culturally appropriate care for them.
The principles and practices described in this guide are intended to educate, inform and facilitate respectful, collaborative and beneficial research relationships between the Victorian Muslim community and the wider university research community.
When hundreds of thousands of refugees made their way into Europe in August and September 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to engage in an open-door policy toward the newcomers. What's happened since then?
This study examined the level of knowledge Australian crisis communications officials had about Islam and Muslims. It identified that Media Liaison Officers (n=72) have low levels of knowledge about this religious faith, and that they were aware of their lack of understanding.
This Senate Committee report looks at ways of protecting and strengthening multiculturalism and social inclusion in Australia.
The findings outlined in this report contradict an opinion often stated in public debates that Muslims tendto ‘self-segregate’ and do not integrate with the wider society.
Islamic schools across Australia want to introduce a curriculum model which empowers students to become confident young Australian Muslims.
This report, commissioned by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, examines the Bendigo mosque protests in 2016.
There is a common misunderstanding that one particular Qur’anic verse perpetuates violence against women, writes Nada Ibrahim.
This paper sets out to examine some of the key problems religious violence poses for western, liberal societies.
The most unfortunate aspect of the controversy surrounding ASIO chief Duncan Lewis is that it has given a free kick to those who want to sharpen a divisive debate about Australia’s refugee intake and Muslim immigrants generally.
This is the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) submission to the inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief.
You might recall last September, a poll by Essential Media found 49% of Australians supported a ban on Muslims immigrating to Australia.
The result so shocked Peter Lewis, the respected pollster who runs Essential, that he ran the question a second time.
A recent vicious attack on a 17-year-old asylum seeker in Croydon has drawn widespread condemnation and is being investigated as a hate crime. It follows a spike in hate crimes following the Brexit vote in June 2016 which brought the issue of ethnic and racial...
In Australia, most common strategies for countering “us and them” sentiments consist of public statements defending “multiculturalism” and immigration. But these strategies reinforce the conflation of multicultural policy and cultural diversity. This leaves little room to challenge the assumptions of multiculturalism without being seen as...
Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world.
We are as old as our First Australians, the oldest continuing human culture on earth, who have cared for this country for more than 50,000 years.
And we are as...
As society becomes increasingly diverse and complex, communities around the globe are exploring new ways to promote cultural and social cohesion.
Australian multiculturalism has a successful record, yet as global migration continues to generate increased cultural diversity, new tensions that have...
According to Donald Trump, Sweden is “having problems like they never thought possible” because of mass migration. But there is no evidence to support the American president’s claim. The crime rate is not affected by the immigration rate, and the Swedish state has actually imposed...
This project measured the extent and variation of racist attitudes and experiences in Australia. It examines Australians attitudes to cultural diversity, discomfort/intolerance of specific groups, ideology of nation, perceptions of Anglo-Celtic cultural privilege, and belief in racialism, racial separatism and racial hierarchy. The project also...
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