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:
email@example.com or 021-505-215.
Participants at the 2016 National Interfaith Forum in Auckland
are bringing together those of different faiths for a weekend of peace.
The weekend builds on a Non-violent Quaker peace tradition which is
rooted in personal, social and political transformation and centres on
love and a deep respect for humanity. It features the shared experience
of Australian ‘Quaker Granny For Peace’, Helen Bayes, who has occupied
military bases using a picnic table!
Focusing on effective action,
the weekend enables Quakers and peace workers from other faiths to get
together, build bridges, plan actions and listen to the spirit speak to us.
evening meal on Friday at 6.30pm is the first meal provided; however
the hope is that there will be a powhiri, which might start earlier.
Seminar ends with lunch on the Monday
Prior to the weekend there
is an option to visit Parihaka in Taranaki. This is planned for 17-19
May. For more info please contact asap Deborah Williams firstname.lastname@example.org 03 359 3478
For more information about the weekend seminar read this leaflet and registration form.
The first newsletter from the Religious Diversity Centre called RDC NEWS has just been circulated. A PDF version is available here and if you want to be put on the distribution list for future newsletters please contact email@example.com.
RDC also have a lovely new website www.rdc.org.nz and a YouTube channel too www.youtube.com/channel/UCaOhrrLofnHq5eAt7iJ0XFA
Exploring the diverse religious traditions contributing to New Zealand society - a programme organised by the Religious Diversity Centre. Each Term will consist of 8 weekly classes.The classes will be taught by Dr Todd Nachowitz.
Term 1 Selected Topics in World Religions: Week 1: Foundations and Founder Figures; Week 2: Sacred Texts; Week 3: Image and Iconography; Week 4: Prayer and Worship; Week 5: Sacred Time; Week 6: Sacred Music; Week 7: Sacred Spaces; and Week 8: Sacred Journeys and Pilgrimage. Term 2 Selected Topics in World Religions Term 3 Eastern Religious Traditions Term 4 Western Religious Traditions
CLASS DATES AND TIMES FOR TERM 1: Mondays 7:00-9:00pm. (13 February to 3 April 2017) Religious Diversity Centre, the University of Otago House, 385 Queen Street, Auckland.
Parking is available in the Wilson Car Park underneath the building.
COST & REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Waged: $95 per term. Unwaged/Students/Seniors: $65 per term To register contact:
Please bring a cheque made out to the "Religious Diversity Centre Trust" to the first night of class.
Missions, a Roman Catholic Mission Society based in Toronto,
Canada, has some interesting and useful interfaith resources collected
from around the world, including these ones focussed on youth.
Interfaith curricula for schools, youth groups and congregations These many curricula provide young people in schools,
youth groups and congregations with the experiences, skills and resources to
live in a diverse world, to broaden their own identities, and to break through
walls that divide them from people of other religious, cultural, and economic
Golden Rule educational resources for youth This comprehensive listing of resources features
school & youth group curricula, interactive resources, meditation
exercises, videos, multilingual posters, art activities, do-it-yourself
workshops, slide programs, discussion questions, Golden Rule websites, books,
toolkits and best practices.
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,
firstname.lastname@example.orgVice Pres: Jocelyn Armstrong,
email@example.comSec: Fiona Brennan, firstname.lastname@example.orgGeneral Enquiries: email@example.comFacebook: Auckland Interfaith Council
Waikato Interfaith CouncilSec: Mr Todd Nachowitz,
Tauranga Interfaith CouncilRev John Hebenton TSSF, John.HebentonTSSF@gmail.com, 021-679-202
Facebook: Tauranga Interfaith Council
Palmerston North Interfaith CouncilMary Eastham, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellington Inter-Faith CouncilPres: Dr Khalid R Sandhu QSO, email@example.com, 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,
firstname.lastname@example.orgSec: Ken Baker,