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Arabic communities and well-being : supports and barriers to social connectedness. (A reserach monograph funded by a grant from Vic Health). /

by Kenny, Sue | Mansouri, Fethi | Smiley, Dalal.

Publisher: Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights. Deakin University 2005Description: 125 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia deliberates : Muslims and non-Muslims in Australia : final report. /

by Issues Deliberation Australia.

Publisher: Glenelg, S.A. Issues Deliberation Australia 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://ida.org.au/content.php?p=dpprelease' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:44:22 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia s response to tensions between Islam and the West since September 11 . /

by Michael, Mich lis S.

Publisher: Bundoora, Vic. Centre for Dialogue. La Trobe University 2007Description: 51 p.Summary: "This paper examines the impact of international conflicts involving the Muslim world upon Australia's multicultural society by studying the government's responses to tensions between Islam and the West since September 11." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's Muslims : experiences and expectations after September 11. /

by Omar,Yusef Sheikh.

Publisher: Bundoora, Vic. Centre for Dialogue. La Trobe University 2007Description: 52 p.Summary: "Based on in-depth interviews with members of the Australian-Muslim community, this paper encapsulates a range of responses to government policies and media coverage since September 11. It offers a number of important recommendations addressed both to the Muslim community and to government and other organisations." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building on social cohesion, harmony and security : an action plan /

by Muslim Community Reference Group.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Muslim Community Reference Group 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2006 Dr Ameer Ali (Chair)Summary: During the last twelve months, the Muslim Community Reference Group (MCRG) and its Sub-Groups formed recommendations and proposals to the Australian Government that aim to create a more inclusive Australia in which people are less likely to be isolated and marginalised and possibly attracted to rigid and antisocial thinking that can lead to destructive activity. More than 40 projects were proposed by the MCRG and its Sub-Groups for consideration in the development and implementation of the National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security (the National Action Plan). The social isolation facing many Australian Muslims, particularly the young, both at school and in the community, will be challenged by promoting interfaith and intercultural cooperation through school education, redesigned school curricula, sport, mentoring and volunteering. Research into education and employment will examine how Australia's education and employment systems encourage integration and where they fall short. Muslim youth will be assisted into the labour market with improved access to employment service providers and government services.Availability: (1)

Changing perceptions of Islamic authority among Muslims in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom . /

by Karim, Karim, H.

Publisher: Montreal, CanadaIRPP Choices 15, 2, 2009 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.irpp.org/choices/archive/vol15no2.pdf' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:33:38 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "In this study, Karim Karim aims to shed light on the question of 'How do Muslims in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom view Islamic authority? Followers of Islam are re-examining their roles as good citizens and as good Muslims. This is an important process in contemporary times, when Muslims in Western countries face a range of options from secularism to religious extremism. The findings are primarily drawn from a series of focus group discussions with lay Muslims. They reveal some of the complexities of this Muslim soul-searching, which is often portrayed simplistically in popular discourse as a contest between moderates and fundamentalists. The study provides insight into Muslims views on immigrant integration by revealing how the participants perceptions of religious authority shape their engagement in the broader society." -- SummaryAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Collaborative responsibility : a capacity building approach based on research with recently arrived Muslim men /

by Chafic, Wafa F | Auburn Migrant Resource Centre.

Publisher: Auburn, N.S.W. Auburn Migrant Resource Centre 2008Notes: Auburn Migrant Resource Centre ReportSummary: This research was carried out over a two-year period (2006-2008). A methodology utilising a combination of one-to-one interviews, group consultations, and a questionnaire, elicited information on the following: ; - Muslim men's experience of life in Australia specifically tackling their concerns, challenges and positive encounters, ; - the type of information, support or services Muslim men regarded as useful in their settlement transition, ; - linkages which served to mitigate isolation within the wider community; and/or augment their sense of connectedness and settlement in Australian society ; - identifying key principles and/or values important to these menAvailability: No items available

Encountering the other . /

by Brennan, Frank.

Publisher: Kings Cross, N.S.W. Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre 2003Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.uniya.org.au/talks/brennan_jss03.html' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:41:46 AM Status: Error Details: Failed to send HTTP request (WinHttpSendRequest)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Freedom of religion and belief in 21st century Australia /

by Bouma, Gary | Australian Human Rights Commission | Cahill, Desmond | Dellal, Hass | Zwartz, Athalia.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : pp. 84-85Summary: This research report has responded to the aims of the NAP in 'fostering connections and understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims'. But, considering that other previous and current work has focused specifically on Muslim communities, this research has taken a broader approach. It researched and documents the general issues and concerns of religious and non-religious communities in Australia, principally based on direct consultation with the Australian people. Data from the face-to-face consultations and written submissions provided a valuable perspective on religion in general and religious groups in Australia.Availability: (1)

Grassroots : model of best practice : grassroots Muslim youth services. /

by Carland, Susan | Raheem, Raiyan Abdul.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Islamic Council of Victoria 2006Description: 28 p. : ports + 1 computer optical disc ; 4 3/4 in.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Home-growing Islam : the role of Australian Muslim youth in intra- and inter-cultural change /

by Stephenson, Peta | The National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: NCEIS Research Paper Vol.3, No. 6Summary: This article explores the extraordinary creativity and resourcefulness that Australian Muslims, especially younger, second-generation ones, show in reinterpreting and mediating their cultural and spiritual inheritance. It also seeks to address some significant gaps in the recent literature on Islam and Muslims in Australia. Research on Muslim youth attitudes in this country is limited. There is a relative absence of serious regional studies that start from the 'Australianness' of Muslims in Australia. As such, the experiences of Muslims born and brought up in Australia as they seek to negotiate questions of faith and identity both intra- and inter-culturally in a post 9/11 environment have largely been neglected.Availability: (1)

Isma - listen : national consultations on eliminating prejudice against Arab and Muslim Australians. /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2004Description: x, 214 p. ; 1 computer laser audio disk : col. : 4 and 3/4 in.Notes: Computer laser audio disk includes bi-lingual versions of audio report English (19 mins.) and Arabic (24 mins.)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Labour force outcomes for Australian Muslims /

by Cook, Beth | University of Newcastle. Centre of Full Employment and quity.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. Centre of Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 15-16 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Evidence from multiple sources suggests that discrimination against Muslims exists in the Australian labour market. Compared to the non-Muslim labour force, employment outcomes may also be constrained due to lower levels of English language proficiency, difficulty obtaining recognition of overseas qualifications, cultural and religious issues, lack of familiarity with the Australian labour market, limited local work experience, job search skills and references. ; This paper uses 2006 Census data to provide insights into the labour force experience of Australian Muslims. The formal econometric modelling explores the characteristics associated with labour force participation and employment to determine whether the labour force experience of Australian Muslims differs from that of the entire population, after controlling for a range of individual and personal characteristics (supply-side) and regional factors (demand-side). The regression results demonstrate that Muslims are less likely to participate in the labour force and experience reduced employment prospects compared to the remainder of the population. This phenomenon may be associated with unobserved characteristics of individuals or may point to other explanations such as discrimination.Availability: (1)

Mecca. /

by Stewart, Desmond.

Publisher: New York, NY Newsweek 1980Description: 172 p., ill.Notes: Photographs by Mohammed AminAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Media guide : Islam and Muslims in Australia. /

by Bedar, Asha | El Matrah, Joumanah.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Islamic Women s Welfare Council of Victoria 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://home.vicnet.net.au/~iwwcv/IWWC_media_guide.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:38:48 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Muslim Australians : their beliefs, practices and institutions. /

by Saeed, Abdullah.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 2004Description: 82 p.Notes: Cover: A partnership under the Australian Government's Living In Harmony initiative.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Muslim youth summits : 2007 report /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Publisher: Canberra A.C.T. The Department 2008Description: 43 p.Summary: The National Muslim Youth Summit held from 3-4 December 2005 in Sydney provided community input into the development of a National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security (NAP), an initiative of the Australian Government and state and territory governments. The idea to hold the event came from the youth sub-group supporting the former Muslim Community Reference Group (MCRG). The group recommended that young Muslim Australians from a range of ; backgrounds be given the opportunity to meet and discuss ways of: forging links between Muslim youth locally and nationally and building on their sense of community involvement; building leadership capacity among Muslim youth; identifying issues of concern and possible strategies for dealing with these; achieving an ongoing process of engagement with government so that government programs and policies can be more responsive to the needs of all young Australians.Availability: No items available

Muslim-Australians & local government : grassroots strategies to improve relations between Muslim and non-Muslim-Australians : final research report. /

by Wise, Amanda | Ali, Jan.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Department of Immigration and Citizenship 2008Description: PDF.Summary: The Centre for Research on Social Inclusion was commissioned by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to conduct qualitative, empirical research to investigate community-based activities for improving relations between Muslim and non-Muslim- Australians. The focus of the project was Muslim-Australians who have increasingly experienced racism and discrimination 'particularly since the Cronulla riots' in the face of recent global events such as the terrorist attacks of September 11th, and the London and the Bali bombings. Through an examination of a variety of initiatives and projects developed by local councils and Muslim and non-Muslim non-government organisations, the project investigated the most effective community-based activities for improving relations between Muslim and non-Muslim-Australians.Availability: No items available

Muslims in Australia : the dynamics of exclusion and inclusion /

by Yasmeen, Samina {ed.}.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2010Description: xi, 330 p.Notes: Includes index and bibliography pp. 296-317Summary: The proposed edited volume addresses the question of Muslim citizens in Australia from the vantage point of exclusion and inclusion dynamics. It is based on the assumption that minority-majority relations in any community are guided by processes of relative exclusion and inclusion of the minority vis-a-vis the mainstream society. These processes, however, are not unidirectional. Not are they uni-layered. Instead, exclusion can occur because the minority community chooses to exclude the majority. Differing assessments of the aims, motives and policies of the majority prevalent among the minority also lead to multiple responses within the minority communities. This can ontribute to processes of intra-community exclusion with some groups being identified as 'not following the norms' of the minority. The processes of inclusion also operate under similar conditions: groups/agents within the minority and majority communities in a given setting can engage in differing levels of inclusive policies vis- -vis the 'other'. ; Muslims living in Australia, it argues, operate under similar dynamics. They act as both excluders and includers. They are also both excluded and included with the levels of inclusion/exclusion varying with groups and communities. Given the emphasis on Islam and Muslims since the terrorist attacks on the United States and subsequent militant acts in other parts of the world, the processes of exclusion and inclusion have acquired an international dimension. Local dynamics of exclusion/inclusion are being influenced and shaped by developments external to Muslim communities living in the country. They are influenced not only by developments in Muslim majority states but also by developments in other western liberal states. Understanding these dynamics, it argues, is essential if we are to both avoid militancy and contribute stability and justice for all citizens living in western democracies, particularly Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Muslims in Australia . /

by Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre.

Publisher: Kings Cross, N.S.W. Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre 2003Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.uniya.org.au/pdf/muslims_lowres.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:41:46 AM Status: Error Details: Failed to send HTTP request (WinHttpSendRequest)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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