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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 021-505-215.
Participants at the 2016 National Interfaith Forum in Auckland
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.
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.
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,
email@example.comVice Pres: Jocelyn Armstrong,
firstname.lastname@example.orgSec: Fiona Brennan, email@example.comGeneral Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.orgFacebook: 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, 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,
email@example.comSec: Ken Baker,