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Australians are more millennial, multilingual and less religious: what the census reveals

Image: Dean Lewins/AAP Census data released Tuesday shows Australia changing rapidly before COVID, gaining an extra one million residents from overseas in the past five years,...

Sunday essay: how the West discovered the Buddha

Image: Shutterstock Buddhism is the third largest (and fastest growing) religion in Australia with approximately half a million adherents. The celebration of the Buddha’s birthday here...

Guide to classics: the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Image: Wheel of life and death. Wikimedia commons Since it was first published in English in 1927, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has proved...

John Lennon’s Imagine at 50: a deceptively simple ballad, a lasting emblem of hope

  Image: EPA 1971 was a tumultuous year. The counter-cultural movement of the 60s was still being felt. Demonstrations were held opposing the Vietnam War...

Sunday essay: Satan is back (again) — the Devil in 5 dark details

  Picture: Tom Ellis in Lucifer. IMDB His title is the Devil, but he goes by a number of names — Satan, Lucifer, Beliar, Beelzebul or...

Sunday essay: what do the 5 great religions say about the existence of the soul?

  All things must pass - George Harrison A recent survey found almost 70% of Australians believed in or were open to the existence of the...