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Spiritualities, Religion, and Meaning Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 1.0
Accredited in June 2021 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2022.  Editorial changes may be made during the implementation process.
Stage 2 Religion Studies will be taught for the last time in 2022.

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Community, justice, and diversity

Human societies are culturally rich, complex, and interdependent. While they foster identity and belonging, they also often contain inequalities, power imbalances, violence, extremism, and injustices. As cornerstones of civilisation, spiritualities and religions can play an important role in nurturing fairer societies.

For example:

  • How do spiritualities and religions engage with diversity?
  • How have some governments sought to use religion as a means of social uniformity, and in what circumstances has diversity prevailed instead?
  • How do spiritualities and religions shape an understanding of community; how do they foster mutual respect, service, and advocacy for justice and the common good?