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Does religious faith make people healthier and happier?

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Abstract


  • As immigrants from around the world have joined Australia’s cultural mix, an inevitable rise in religious diversity has followed. But has this made for a healthier society? A recent VicHealth study showed that while religion can protect against illness, religious discrimination can harm health. This has led to a renewed call to embrace and respect religious diversity.

Authors


  •   Klocker, Natascha
  •   Trenerry, Brigid (external author)
  •   Webster, Kim (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Klocker, N., Trenerry, B. & Webster, K. (2011). Does religious faith make people healthier and happier?. The Conversation, 28 December 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2088&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1089

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 28 December

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • As immigrants from around the world have joined Australia’s cultural mix, an inevitable rise in religious diversity has followed. But has this made for a healthier society? A recent VicHealth study showed that while religion can protect against illness, religious discrimination can harm health. This has led to a renewed call to embrace and respect religious diversity.

Authors


  •   Klocker, Natascha
  •   Trenerry, Brigid (external author)
  •   Webster, Kim (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Klocker, N., Trenerry, B. & Webster, K. (2011). Does religious faith make people healthier and happier?. The Conversation, 28 December 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2088&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1089

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 28 December

Place Of Publication


  • Australia