The University of Melbourne’s National Centre for Contemporary Islamic Studies has released a guide for Muslims new to Australia. The resource was developed through consultation with Islamic religious leaders and community representatives including Muslim migrants, to provide relevant and practical information, links and advice addressing some of the challenges and difficulties faced when making a new home in Australia.
The Australian Multicultural Foundation (AMF) supported the development of the Guide by facilitating community consultations and appointing Islamic religious leaders to review and endorse content.
Living in Australia covers topics such as; facts and figures about Australia; core Australian values, including equality, freedom and respect for the rule of law; and presents practical solutions to the melding of Islamic relgious beliefs with the new cultural environment.
The Guide presents a valuable tool for individuals, as well as service providers and the community to support the integration of Muslim migrants new to Australia.
Access the Guide here.