Within Aboriginal spirituality, which of the following was as a result of dispossession?
Separation from kinship groups.
The declining importance of missions.
Racial Discrimination Act, 1975.
A redefining of the concept of terra nullius.
Leslie has left the Uniting Church and become a Muslim. Which statement best describes Leslie’s action?
Leslie has become sectarian.
Leslie has switched denominations.
Leslie has changed religious traditions.
Leslie has joined an interfaith organisation.
What role does an initiation ceremony have in Aboriginal spirituality?
It provides a reliable supply of food.
It defines gender during different stages of life.
It prepares young Aboriginal people for political life.
It teaches young Aboriginal people about their responsibilities.
According to recent Australian census data, which of the following is correct?
Anglicanism is the largest Christian denomination.
The number of people reporting ‘No Religion’ has decreased.
The Uniting Church is the third largest Christian denomination.
The number of people reporting a non-Christian faith has decreased.
What is the most likely reason for the current rise in secularism in Australia?
A perception that the responses of religious traditions to enduring questions are outdated.
Increasing sectarian rivalry between Christian denominations.
Recent trends in denominational switching.
Growing interest in New Age religions.
Which of the following best explains why religious traditions are engaged in Aboriginal reconciliation?
They support ecumenical dialogue.
They recognise injustices of the past.
They encourage conversion to their own tradition.
They desire to incorporate Aboriginal symbolism into their own tradition.
Which of the following lists the next three religious traditions in Australia, after Christianity, from largest to smallest?
Islam, Buddhism, Judaism.
Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam.
Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism.
Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism.
Which of the following is an important role of interfaith dialogue?
It promotes social justice among denominations.
It promotes tolerance and religious understanding.
It provides a structure for the sharing of resources.
It helps people who are considering switching religions.
Which of the following is a key focus of the NSW Ecumenical Council?
To promote unification among different religious traditions.
To express a common Christian voice on issues of concern in society.
To encourage more Christian adherents to undertake active roles in Australian political life.
To provide a common voice for different religious traditions on refugee and asylum seeker issues.
Statement 1: The worship of ancestral beings is central to ceremonial life. Statement 2: Territorial boundaries form the basis of ritual estates. How do these statements relate to Aboriginal spirituality?
Both statements are true.
Both statements are false.
Statement 1 is false and statement 2 is true.
Statement 1 is true and statement 2 is false.