The NZ Interfaith Group welcomes you in the spirit
of understanding and cooperation between all of the faiths in
Aotearoa New Zealand.
The NZ Interfaith Group is an affiliation of a variety of interfaith groups that have been active in different
parts of New Zealand over the past 20 years. Members of many faiths
are represented in these various groups that operate independently but often gather for national forums.
For more information
about this site, please contact Paddy Payne:
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Participants at the 2016 National Interfaith Forum in Auckland
World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General
Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just
under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by
the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a
World Interfaith Harmony Week.The World Interfaith Harmony Week
is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative. This
initiative, which started in 2007, called for Muslim and Christian
leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common fundamental
religious Commandments; Love of God, and Love of the Neighbour, without
nevertheless compromising any of their own religious tenets. The Two
commandments are at the heart of the three Monotheistic religions and
therefore provide the most solid theological ground possible.The
World Interfaith Harmony Week extends the Two Commandments by adding
‘Love of the Good, and Love of the Neighbour’. This formula includes all
people of goodwill. It includes those of other faiths, and those with
no faith.For more information: http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/
Each year prizes are awarded for to those events or texts
that are judged to have been most successful in promoting interfaith harmony,
and impacting religious understanding.
Please view our website to find out more about how to participate
us as we acknowledge and honour the victims of war and those who have
conscientiously objected to war service. We’ll be gathering for prayers
at 1.30pm and will start a short service at 2pm. There will be songs and
prayers as we reflect on how we all hold some responsibility for the
conflicts we see in our world. We will ask God to make clear to us how
we can bring peace into our homes, our communities and our world. All
are welcome. These prayerful events will coincide with the Royal NZ Navy
75th Anniversary church service being held in the cathedral. Facebook
event here. Organised by: Auckland Peace Action and Church in Progress MCC
newsletter is to update all those who attended the launch events, those
who have given financial donations and all who have given support and
assistance to the Trust Board as we take our first moves to establish
our national Religious Diversity Centre. Click here to read the 2-page PDF newsletter.
A Public Statement from Executive Director Rev. Dr. Larry Greenfield and Parliament Climate Change Task Force Chair David Hales
4 November 2016, the world celebrated the “entry into force” of the
historic Paris Climate agreement reached by 196 parties to the UN
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) last December in Paris
at the COP21 conference. On behalf of the tens of thousands of
participants in the Parliament of the World’s Religions committed to
climate action around the globe, we express our gratitude to all who
have participated in achieving this critically important step and pledge
ourselves to the important work yet to come.We begin by
offering our special appreciation for the prophetic contributions of
iconic religious leaders such as His Holiness Pope Francis, Ecumenical
Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, His Holiness the Dalai Lama,
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and numerous leaders from Indigenous Nations.We
express our appreciation also to millions of faithful members of the
world’s spiritual traditions who have worked to make this possible.
Through diligent work and interfaith cooperation across the globe, these
contributors now represent a strong and growing faith-centered
contingent of the environmental movement. This has been an important
development in moving so many of the world’s nations to this point of
consensus and beyond.The Paris Climate Agreement is a crucial
first step in addressing the challenge of human-created climate change.
We pledge to work with all other persons of faith and conscience in this
ongoing march toward a healed and healing world.
For information on "What Comes Now" and more about the Parliament of the World's Religions read this post.
Week was commemorated by many people throughout New Zealand. This photo
was shared by the friends gathered at the Catholic Center in
Wellington. Photo by Martin deJong; wall hanging
from L'Arche communities, Kolkata
The Canterbury Interfaith Society is pleased to announced the date
of the 2018 National Interfaith Forum.
Finding a free weekend proves quite difficult,
and trying to take into consideration the request to have it during a warmer
time of the year and not to have it at the end of Feb., which is difficult for
some, we have decided upon this date. It is however, Palm Sunday on the 25th
and we will make allowances for this and may even make it an optional part of
the forum for attendees to take part in this Christian service.
More information to follow
Welcome to the Wellington Council of Christians and Jews. Our council brings together Christian and Jewish Communities in a common effort to overcome the evils of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination between people of different of religions and ethnicity. We are affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Christians and Jews, and the International Council of Christians and Jews http://www.iccj.org/.
Here on our web site, you can find out more about the council, join the CCJ, download publications, listen to recordings of our past public meetings, or contact us.
Auckland Inter-faith CouncilPres: Mrs Ruth Cleaver,
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Waikato Interfaith CouncilSec: Mr Todd Nachowitz,
Tauranga Interfaith CouncilRev John Hebenton TSSF, John.HebentonTSSF@gmail.com, 021-679-202
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Palmerston North Interfaith CouncilMary Eastham, email@example.com
Wellington Inter-Faith CouncilPres: Dr Khalid R Sandhu QSO, firstname.lastname@example.org, 021-384-747Vice Pres: Anne HaynesSecs: Vanessa Borg and Simonette FerreiraTreasurer: Dr Pushpa Wood ONZM
Christchurch Interfaith CouncilDianne Downward
Dunedin Interfaith CouncilChair: David StilesSec: David Kitchingman,
Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith GroupChair: Colin McLeod,
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