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ACHCK051

How Australia is a secular nation and a multi-faith society with a Christian heritage

Elaborations

  • defining the terms ‘secular’, ‘multi-faith’ and ‘diverse society’ and discussing their relevance to Australia today (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • identifying trends regarding religious observance in Australian society using the Australian Bureau of Statistics and other data sources (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • exploring the diversity of spiritualities among Aboriginal and Torres Islander communities from traditional spirituality to the adoption of other religions such as Christianity and Islam (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • appreciating the cultural and historical foundations of Australia's Christian heritage (Skills: Personal and Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding)

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