I’ve lost faith that Australia knows how to discuss religion

For me and other people of faith, it’s been an uncomfortable week.

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Across the country, we have been watching the week’s chaos unfold and wondering: “could I be next?” It sounds absurd when you say it out loud, but the discomfort in religious communities is palpable.

I fear the question stems from a growing intolerance of those who see the world through a religious lens. But I want to believe it is a lack of understanding – one that has been a long time coming.

Millennials appear to be the first Australians in generations who didn’t grow up either going to Sunday school,…



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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