In America, Protestants no longer make up a majority of U.S. adults in fact only 51% do (author name, website). Which isn't surprising to happen because people change religions all the time. Mostly everyone in America has a religion, only .6% don't know what their religion is(author name, website). In modern times most religions make people think or believe different things than other people. In the the bill of rights, it says “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ”(53).
Hindus believes that there is a part of Brahman in everyone called Atman. Atman is a person’s individual spirit. Buddhism was originated in India by Siddhartha Gautama who was born in 563 BCE. Buddhism has about 500 million followers and is the fourth biggest religion in the world.
Australia has many stereotypes, most including our hard working but easy going nature and our beautiful and plentiful environment. In Australia we celebrate our workers and thank them for their hard work in multiple ways including a constantly reviewed fair work scheme and a Labour Day holiday which
There are many attributes that connect Australia to other parts of the world. These attributes are a few major characteristics that make Australia one of the most interesting countries in the world. One major feature of Australia looks at the cultural values through music with the globalization of the instrument the didgeridoo and its connection with the spiritual belief, Dreamtime. The use of the didgeridoo penetrates many facets of diverse cultures around the world and the different genres of music. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world that is located in the Oceania and is about 50,000 to 60,000 years old.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics “almost a quarter of Australia’s population was born overseas and [almost half] of people have at least one overseas-born parent.” But, the 2011 national census indicated that “the United Kingdom is the leading country of birth for the overseas-born population” and according to the Huffington Post: “approximately 92 percent of Australia’s inhabitants are of white, European descent.” Of course this white settlement dating back to the late 1700’s has constructed the stereotypical Australian identity, usually thought of as the Anglo-Saxon Australia. The Australian Government Department of Social Services defines Australian multiculturalism as “the way Australians address the challenges and opportunities of cultural diversity. It is a term which recognises and celebrates this diversity.” But Australia does not follow this definition of multiculturalism. Instead of celebrating and accepting diversity, at best, it is only tolerated. An example of this is the White Australia Policy, a series of policies that prevented non-European people from entering Australia from as far back as 1901 with the introduction of the Immigration Restriction Act 1901.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have the oldest surviving cultural history in the world, going back 50,000 – 65,000 years. The aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were hunter – gatherers who were well adapted to the land and the environment. Within these indigenous cultures there were hundreds of different languages spoken, therefore each indigenous culture had their own significant cultural and spiritual identity. The British first arrived in Australia in 1770, and labelled the land as ‘Terra Nullius’ (no man’s land). Between 1788 – 1900, it is estimated that the indigenous population of Australia was reduced by 90% due to the introduction of new disease, settler acquisition of indigenous lands, direct and violent conflict with the colonisers (Australians Together, 2016).
Impact litigation is rare here compared to other common law jurisdictions. Cases that are run are usually small-scale and lack an organising political framework. Perhaps for this reason, Australian test cases have generally fallen short of achieving meaningful social or political change. By contrast, U.S. test cases are typically deployed as part of a larger strategy by civil rights groups and have an impressive track record for advancing the rights of the marginalised. An example is the recent U.S. Supreme Court litigation which resulted in the legalisation of gay
The Latino/Hispanic Ethnic Group In 1973, the census for the Latino/Hispanic ethnic group was made official (U.S. Census Bureau, 2014). However, the United States Census Bureau (2014) goes over in their ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’ article, that the census led to controversy since "the term Hispanic [...] can be of any race” (United States Census Bureau, 2014). The Culture of the Latino/Hispanic Ethnic Group “Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans make up more than 17% of the US population with over 53 million Hispanics and Latinos living in the US” (Yafai, 2015). This group contains anyone that comes from a common ancestry; although this ethnic group is widely diverse, they come together with their combination of similarities. Language Immigrant
Australia’s cultural variety has amplified due to immigration. Australia is the land of huge quantities of immigrant populaces in the world, approximately 30% of the total population (5 million people) were born overseas. Almost half of them, one in every eight Australians, were born in countries where the first language was not English. More than two hundred linguistic and cultural groups are signified in current Australian population, (Anthony, 2009). Australia is fairly a young country as compared to its European Commonwealth counties though its Indigenous populates have been living in Australia for at least 40,000 years.
They are the only two religions that have over a billion of followers. In research it is displayed that the Muslim religion has over 1.8 billion followers of the global population. Resources also show that Christianity has over 2 billion followers all over the world. This is a very jaw dropping fact to see how much of an outstanding impact that the two religions have, and despite their differences Christianity and the Muslim religion are the only two religions that share a lot of
For over 40,000 years Indigenous Australians have enjoyed one of the most stable civilisations in the history of the planet. Through their complex social and spiritual systems they have maintained a historical record of all those has preceded them as well as maintained a harmonious balance between them and the local environment. This all changed once the convict fleet from England arrived, they claimed the land in the name of the crown believing the land was barren. This was based on the consideration that the indigenous population present were not civilised or more accurately what they saw didn’t meet their standard of what is civilised. After colonisation diseases that were not known to the indigenous population became epidemic due to the