Australia Religion and Spirituality

Questions and information about religion and spirituality in Australia.

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What is the percentage of religions followed in Australia?

Christianity, Buddhism and Islam are the 3 main religions.

Christianity is the largest faith system in Australia. The majority of Australian Christians are Protestant (such as Anglican and Presbyterian). About a quarter of Christians in Australia are Roman Catholic and there are a smaller number of Eastern Orthodox. Pentecostalism is rapidly growing.

Census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2007 indicated that Christians formed 63.9% of the population, with Buddhists at 2.1% and Muslims at 1.7.

Catholics made up 25.8% of the population, Anglican 18.7%, Uniting Church 5.7%, Presbyterian and Reformed 3.0%, Baptist 1.6%, Lutheran 1.3%, Pentecostal 1.1%, Other Protestants 3.7%, Orthodox 2.7%, Oriental Orthodox - 0.2%, Hindu 0.7%, Jewish 0.4%, Other religions 0.5%.

18.7% of the population described themselves as having no religion, while 11.9% did not state any allegiance.

New census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2012 indicates that Christians now form 61.1% of the population, with Buddhists at 2.5% and Muslims at 2.2%.

Catholics make up 25.3% of the population, Anglican 17.1%, Uniting Church 5.0%, Presbyterian and Reformed 2.8%, Baptist 1.6%, Lutheran 1.2%, Pentecostal 1.1%, Eastern Orthodox - 2.6%, Other Christians 4.5%.

Also, in Australia there is a very small percentage of the traditional indigenous people who have their own spirituality which does not fit into any of the above categories (except "unspecified").

22.3% of the population described themselves as having no religion, including 28% of people aged 15-34. 'Not stated' is not yet available.

It is important to note that Australia has no official state recognised religion and freedom of religion is guaranteed by the constitution. Some Australians do not identify with any particular religious faith and may describe themselves as spiritual, agnostic or atheist.
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What are the list of cultures in Australia?

The majority of Australian traditions relate to the christian culture of britain.

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What are the religions in Australia?

According to the CIA World Factbook and based on the 2006 census, Australia's main religion is Christianity. The breakdown is as follows: Catholic 25.8% Anglican 18.7% Uniting Church 5.7% Presbyterian and Reformed 3% Eastern Orthodox 2.7% other Christian 7.9%, including Baptist 1.6%, Lutheran 1.3%, Pentecostal 1.1% In addition, due to its multicultural nature, other non-Christian religions are practised. They are: Buddhist 2.1% Muslim 1.7% other 2.4% unspecified 11.3% none 18.7%

Also, in Australia there is a very small percentage of the traditional indigenous people who have their own spirituality which does not fit into any of the above categories (except "unspecified").

The 1901 Constitution of Australia prohibits the government to establish a national religion.

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Where is Australia?

Australia is located in the southern hemisphere: that is why it is sometimes called "Down Under". The Australian continent is positioned between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, south of Asia.

It is south of Papua New Guinea, northwest of New Zealand and north of Antarctica.

It is surrounded by numerous oceans and seas:

  • West of Australia is the Indian Ocean and to the east is the Pacific Ocean.
  • South of Tasmania and Australia's southern coastline is the Southern Ocean.
  • North of Australia are the Timor and Arafuraseas
  • To the southeast, between Australia and New Zealand, is the Tasman Sea
  • To the northeast is the Coral Sea
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Which country culture had the greatest effect on the language and religion of Australia?

England

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What are the main religions in Australia?

Christianity is the largest faith system in Australia.

New census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2012 indicates that Christians now form 61.1% of the population, with Buddhists at 2.5% and Muslims at 2.2%.

Catholics make up 25.3% of the population, Anglican 17.1%, Uniting Church 5.0%, Presbyterian and Reformed 2.8%, Baptist 1.6%, Lutheran 1.2%, Pentecostal 1.1%, Eastern Orthodox - 2.6%, Other Christians 4.5%.

Also, in Australia there is a very small percentage of the traditional indigenous people who have their own spirituality which does not fit into any of the above categories (except "unspecified").

22.3% of the population described themselves as having no religion, including 28% of people aged 15-34. 'Not stated' is not yet available.

It is important to note that Australia has no official state recognised religion and freedom of religion is guaranteed by the constitution. Some Australians do not identify with any particular religious faith and may describe themselves as spiritual, agnostic or atheist.

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Postage and Shipping
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How much does it cost to mail a postcard in the US?

It costs 28 cents as of 05/11/09 for postcards with a maximum size of 6" x 4.25".

The cost is 44 cents for larger postcards. For current info you can use the following link:

http://postcalc.usps.gov/Postcards.aspx

web site as of 3/27/2010

http://www.usps.com/prices/first-class-mail-prices.htm

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How much alcohol can you bring into Australia not duty free?

2.25 litres of alcoholic beverages for each passenger aged 18 years or over. check out:

http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=4352

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What are the major religions in Australia?

Christianity is the highest at 67 percent, followed by Buddhism and Islam both at around 1.5 percent. In-between Christianity and the other religions, around 18.7 percent of Australians have no religion. Of the Christian denominations, the Catholic Church is the largest, followed by the Anglican, and the Uniting Church. Australia is an open/democratic multi race society. ALL religions are welcomed and most are represented. The majority religions are Christian.

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Charities and Non-Profits

What is the St Vincent De Paul Society of Australia?

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St. Vincent de Paul Society of Australia is a lay Catholic organization, and an extension of the mission of St. Vincent de Paul - that is, helping the destitute, elderly, and infirm. It was founded in 1854 by Fr. Gerald Ward as an attempt to help the rapidly growing immigrant population of Australia, who were often poor.

The Society is composed of both lay and ordained members who do charity work throughout the country.

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John Adams

What is the name of the village church in Sainte Mere Eglise FR on which paratrooper John Steele was caught on 6644?

Better name would be Church of the Holy Mother

AnswerEvery place that I search for this, it seems to simple refer to this as the church at Sainte Mere Eglise. It sits predominantly on the main square. However, I found one reference to the name St. Mother's Church.

http://www.chuckallan.com/travel/europe/StMereEglise.html

The stained-glass windows of the church are a tribute to those who

liberated St. Mere Eglise. At the upper left are airborne wings. At

the upper right is the parachute and glider that made up the badge of

American Airborne Command. The lower left cut-out shows the insignia

of the 82nd Airborne Division (AA for "All American Division"). The

faint parachutes at the lower right are a constant motif in the

windows. The symbol of the Free French (the Cross of Lorraine) is

shown bottom center.

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What is the opposite of forbade?

Allowed

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What did Archbishop John Bede Polding do to assist in the early development of the Catholic Church in Australia?

John Bede Polding assisted the Early Church in Australia by

  • Celebrating Masses in Australia
  • Traveled across the world
  • By becoming Australia's first Arch-Bishop
  • Helped Priest in Masses
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Is there a Christ Embassy Church in Queensland Bowen Hills Australia?

I don't think so...

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How many miles from Perth Western Australia to Derby in Western Australia?

From Perth in Western Australia to Derby is a distance of 2325 km by road. It would take around 28 hours to travel, so is a trip best taken over a minimum of 3-4 days. This route travels inland, rather than via the coast.

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What is the history of the Uniting Church in Australia?

See the Web Links to the left for the answer.

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Do church leaders pay tax in Australia?

Yes

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Slogans and Mottos

When was the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Australia established?

The first confernece of St Vincent de Paul society was held in Melbourne in 1954 at St Fracis Church by Father Gerald Ward, just 21 years after it was established in Paris

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What did fr James Dixon do for the church in Australia?

Father James Dixon made a huge contribution to the early Catholic church in Australia by being one of the first three convict priests in Australia and then to perform the first Catholic mass and the first Catholic marriage and then to continue preaching to catholics around Australia and when he went back to Ireland.

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What is the most popular religion in Australia?

Pretty much most of the population is catholic or christian.

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When did the Lutheran church in Australia start its faith community?

It is uncertain what "faith community" means, but the Lutheran church began in Australia with the arrival of the first group of German settlers escaping from persecution of King Friedrich Wilhelm in Prussia.

21 German Lutheran refugees arrived on the ship 'Bengalee' on 18 November 1838, followed two days later by the main group on the 'Prince George'. They first settled at the town of Klemzig in South Australia.

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How many Christians in Australia?

The national census taken in 2016 shows that 52 per cent of Australians identified as Christian, equivalent to just over 12 million people. The proportion is falling rapidly at the same time as the total population continues to grow.

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Australia's currnecy in 1851?

Until about 1965 Australia used the British pound.

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What is the predominant religion in Illinois?

Christian. Yes Christian is one of them, but the 2nd and close runner up is Jewish.

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In contemporary Australia do individuals have little time for their Christian religion?

Modern Australia is a largely secular State, although many Australians still consider themselves religious. Take a look here for a report on Church attendance in Australia authored by NCLS Research Australia. Please note the information at the Related Links to the right as well.

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