Australians ditch religion at rapid rate, becoming more diverse

Australians ditch religion at rapid rate, becoming more diverse

Australians ditch religion at rapid rate, becoming more diverse Australians : Australia is becoming older and more diverse — both culturally and religiously — according to new datafrom the country’s census. While the first census in 1911 found the average Australian was a 24-year-old man, last year the typical Aussie was a married 38-year-old woman, who lives in a three-bedroom house, with two kids and two cars. The census, which is conducted every five years, found that Asians now make up the largest percentage of the overseas-born population, jumping from in 2011 — 32.9%…

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Religion News In Photos (LIVE UPDATES)

Religion News In Photos (LIVE UPDATES)

Religion News In Photos (LIVE UPDATES) Every day HuffPost Religion is documenting the diverse world of religion using photographs. These images will provide insight into the colorful festivals that people around the world celebrate, illustrate the personal faith and practice of individuals and reveal the dramatic intersection of religion with art, culture, politics and world affairs. As the old adage goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We hope you enjoy following along. June 11: Canadian Muslims Demontrate Against Terrorism Haleema Sadia, of Burlington, holds up a Canadian flag…

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