Factsheet: Islam

Islam is one of the world’s largest faiths, with an estimated 1.6 billion adherents worldwide. It began in 7th century Arabia as an offshoot from two other Abrahamic faiths, Judaism and Christianity. Its followers today represent 23 per cent of the world’s population

Teaching religion: what makes people tick?

70% of young people aged 15-24 identify as having no religion. But the study of “religion and worldviews” helps students understand the complexity of ideas they encounter in daily life, leading to tolerance and respect.

Religion news 30 September 2020

Cardinal George Pell returns to Rome after acquittal on sex abuse charges; High court could declare China’s treatment of Uyghurs is genocide; Teaching religion is about understanding what makes people tick.