Posts Tagged ‘Diversity’

Catholic schools are beacons of diversity

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Catholic schools in England and Wales are “beacons of diversity” with one in three pupils registering in a recent census as not Catholic. The school rolls also have 21% more pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds compared to other schools. These insights follow a change in the annual Catholic Education Service Schools’ census. This year for Read more

Catholic Prof’s views upset Catholic College

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

A Catholic professor’s views on diversity are making waves at the Catholic college he teaches at. A row blew up after Professor Anthony Esolen published two  articles recently In one of them, Esolen says the “celebrate diversity” culture crowd is “at odds with…the diversity of male and female to be resolved most dynamically and creatively Read more

Wellington’s Sikh community open new temple

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Hundreds from around the country went along to the lower North Island’s largest Sikh temple to pray, eat and celebrate yesterday. The president of the Sikh society said it is not something he thought he’d ever see when he moved to New Zealand three decades ago. The new temple in Naenae is going to cater Read more

Bishop Viard has more refugee students than any other Wellington school

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Rose Sawaya, principal of the Porirua’s Bishop Viard College,  says her school has more refugee students than any other Wellington school. And she is incredibly proud of her school and its students. At a recent mufti day which coincided with International Refugee Day, students shared stories, food and performed cultural dances. Sawaya says a lovely Read more

Islam awareness week – Muslim Kiwis show off their treasures

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Fijian-born Ibrar Sheikh hopes the Islam Open day in Aotea Square on the weekend has helped tackle misconceptions about his community and show that “Kiwi-Muslims are just like other New Zealanders.” The Open Day was one of the main activities of the Islam Awareness Week. Sheikh said it was a very unique opportunity for people Read more

Kiwis more tolerant than Aussies

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

A new study has concluded that New Zealand workplaces are more diverse and tolerant than their Aussie counterparts. The Randstad Workmonitor report found that more than three-quarters of Kiwi workers believe their company has an open and inclusive culture, while 88% of companies value diversity in the workplace. 9% of Kiwi workers said they had Read more

Sikhs seek CAA rule change for kirpans

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The Government is considering exempting kirpans from civil aviation rules – allowing them to be carried on board planes rather than stowed away with luggage. Parliament’s first Sikh MP says there needs to be legislation around ceremonial daggers so it’s clear they are not weapons and are safe to be worn. National MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi Read more

Multiculturalism more acceptable in NZ than in Aus & Europe

Friday, September 5th, 2014

A study carried published by the Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research of Victoria University in Wellington New Zealand  in 2013 reveals that a significantly higher proportion agreed that, “It is a good thing for any society to be made up of different races, religions and cultures”, compared with similar  surveys conducted in in Australia and 15 Read more

NZ population growth may be dependent on immigration

Friday, July 18th, 2014

New Zealand will be made made up of a people of multiple “national” identities and its population growth may be entirely dependent on immigration, says a new study. The report – Our Futures: Te Pae Tawhiti – released today by an expert panel of the Royal Society of New Zealand, analysed data from the 2013 Census and Read more

Celebrating unity in diversity

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Representatives of regional interfaith groups from throughout New Zealand participated in the National Interfaith Forum, held in Dunedin in the last weekend of June. People from a diverse range of faiths and beliefs came together over three days to deepen their mutual understanding, respect and cooperation, and celebrate our ‘unity in diversity’. The group Stated its Read more