Religious and Spiritual Diversity Guide
Today's Australia is made up of over 270 diverse cultures,
speaking over 260 languages and practising over 100 different
faiths. One in four of Australia's 22 million were born overseas
and 4 million speak a language other than English.
To navigate successfully within this diversity, not only is it
important to understand and respect diversity, but also, it is
equally important to have adequate knowledge.
To start to achieve this, Maurice Blackburn, in conjunction with
the Australian Multicultural Foundation, has developed a Guide to
Religious and Spiritual Diversity that we launched in every office
of our firm.
The guide is a valuable tool to help staff members understand
differences and relate more effectively with people. It
further raises awareness of and educates staff members about
religious and spiritual beliefs in our society, in turn allowing us
to better understand and continuously improve our working
relationships with clients, employees and other people who
deal with us.