Religion is a major topic of discussion in Australia, and the answer is a mix of different religions.
Some of the most popular ones include Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Taoism.
Religion is the most common religion in the country and is growing.
Religion is growing in Australia with the number of Australians identifying as “Christian” rising from about 11 per cent in 2010 to 12 per cent this year, according to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The survey also revealed that, as of June this year (July 1st), the number living in households where one or more people identify as “Jewish” or “Jewish-Christian” has risen from less than 1 per cent to 1.3 per cent.
The number of Jews in Australia is currently at around 20 per cent of the population.
More: Australian Jewish organisation says there are only around 10,000 Jewish Australians, with the largest numbers in NSW and Queensland.
“The growth in the number and diversity of Australian Jews is impressive,” said the BIS chief economist, David Evans.
“The rise in their numbers in recent years reflects their increasingly diverse social, political and religious backgrounds, their ability to support themselves and their communities and their continued access to the resources and opportunities offered by Australia’s growing Jewish community.”‘
We have an obligation to keep Australians safe’Religious leaders in the Jewish community are calling on the government to continue its work in preventing anti-Semitism.
“Australia is an incredibly safe place to be Jewish,” said Rabbi Michael Shachter.
“It is an important part of our identity.
I believe we have an ethical obligation to preserve the safety of all Australians, including those of a Jewish background, by working towards making Australia a more tolerant, welcoming, open and diverse place for people to live.”
Shachter said Australia was an example of a country with a large Jewish population that had not done enough to help its Jewish communities.
“Australia has had some really great examples of communities being led by Jews who are very involved in their communities, who are doing the work,” he said.
“So we have a moral obligation to help to build those bridges, to keep people safe and to protect our Jewish communities and the people of Australia from any threats to their safety.”‘
I’m not a racist, I’m just being an honest man’The BIS has been investigating anti-Semitic incidents in Australia since at least 2008, when the country was hit by a wave of attacks on Jews in Sydney.
At the time, the Jewish Community Council of Australia was still investigating the matter and the Bis launched a major campaign in 2010 calling for a national hate crime awareness and action plan.
While many anti-Semites are motivated by anti-Jewish bias, some people in Australia feel it is a necessary evil, the BISC said.
In a submission to the government in 2014, the Australian Jewish Community Association said the rise of Islamophobia was part of the problem.
It said anti-Islamophobia was fuelled by a lack of understanding of the religion and a general lack of empathy for people of faith.
“Islamophobia is not limited to Islam, it extends to any religion and to any minority group, whether it is of colour, gender, sexual orientation or religion, and is not just a Muslim problem,” the BISA said.
“Muslims are often the victims of attacks by anti Muslim or anti Islamic groups.”
“Islamophobic hate crimes against Muslim Australians are a significant problem in Australia,” it said.
‘A country of peace’A spokesperson for the BISHNA, the Rabbinical Council of NSW, said it was important to recognise the need to continue to build relationships with the Jewish and Muslim communities in Australia.
“While anti-Muslim prejudice and discrimination is an issue in many communities across Australia, we need to recognise that anti-religious prejudice is a serious threat to Australian values and communities, and that we must work together to prevent it,” said Bishna Orenstein.
“We have a long way to go to achieve peace, but there are some positive steps that we can take to promote a more equal and welcoming Australia.”