Posts Tagged ‘Discrimination’

NZ Catholic bishops promote open informed life discussions

Thursday, September 28th, 2023
NZ Catholic bishops

In a significant move, the NZ Catholic bishops are promoting open and informed life discussion through a modernised and broadened document, Te Kahu o te Ora – A Consistent Ethic of Life. The modernisation seeks to fill a twenty-six-year gap and reflect some of the modern challenges. Dr John Kleinsman, director of the NZ Catholic Read more

WYD for rich people only!

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Junaid Javed, a Catholic living in Pakistan, was looking forward to his appointment to collect a visa to travel to World Youth Day – WYD – with his wife, Sunaina. But to his dismay, the Portuguese embassy returned his passport without a visa July 24, making him one of a rising number of people prevented Read more

Supreme Court – belief based decline of service allowed

Thursday, July 13th, 2023
Supreme Court

At issue in one of this year’s most highly anticipated Supreme Court cases, 303 Creative v. Elenis, was what happens when someone’s free speech or beliefs conflict with others’ rights. Specifically, 303 Creative addressed whether a Colorado anti-discrimination law can require a designer who believes marriage is only between a man and a woman to Read more

Auckland pharmacy apologises after trans man was asked if he was going to heaven

Monday, April 24th, 2023

An Auckland pharmacy has apologised after a staff member asked a trans customer who was picking up a prescription whether he believed he would go to heaven. Logan Popp, a trans man, said he was speaking out to warn others in the rainbow community about the staff member’s words – which he said “could be Read more

Disabled workers experience high rates of bullying and harassment

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Disabled workers are disproportionately affected by bullying and harassment in the workplace, according to research by the Human Rights Commission. The research published in Experiences of Workplace Bullying and Harassment in Aotearoa New Zealand showed 61% of disabled workers had been racially harassed in the previous five years, compared to 37% of non-disabled workers. Nearly Read more

Domestic NZ COVID passport is discriminatory, promotes inequality and coercion

Monday, September 27th, 2021
covid passport

With Covid-19 causing extraordinarily intrusive and expensive lockdowns, vaccine or Covid passports or certificates are increasingly seen as key to getting out of them. Decision-makers and gatekeepers – from border guards to maître d’s – will have a means of knowing who can safely engage with others. To that end, the New Zealand government aims Read more

NZ ‘s racist immigration policy needs to be changed

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon has criticised a “racist and discriminatory” policy against refugees from Africa and the Middle East, urging the Government to “fix it and make it fair”. The “family link” policy, introduced in 2009, prevents refugees from Africa and the Middle East from resettling in New Zealand unless they have family already Read more

NZ Herald cancels cartoon strip after transphobic subject matter

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

The New Zealand Heraldapologized earlier this year after publishing on an offensive cartoon about transgender people. It also cancelled the cartoon strip. Read more

Discrimination against Freemasons has to stop

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Defending free speech is crucial in 2018. That’s why I support Dr David Staples’ campaign to set the record straight on Freemasonry and object to unfounded discrimination against our members.  Continue reading

Vatican official – end sexist attitudes

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

A Vatican official says sexist attitudes must change and women should be recognised as having equal worth as men and be allowed to fully exercise their human rights. This is an increasingly urgent issue because of the “resurgence of divisions in today’s world,” Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic told the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.