Posts Tagged ‘Inter faith relations’

Hundreds visit Jallianwala Bagh massacre exhibition in Wellington Comments 0

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

‘Punjab Under Siege’ an exhibition on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre curated by the Partition Museum of Amritsar, India concluded on Thursday, November 28 with hundreds attending it during the week-long event at Saint Peters Church in Wellington. Read more Related Posts:Celebrating feast day of St Vincent de PaulSaint Gerard’s opens its doors for heritage weekWellington’s Read more

Islam – Christianity: The beginning of a long journey Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Christian groups have reacted in vastly different ways in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque attack – some reaching out with offers of support while others continue to see Islam as a threat. Former Methodist leader Keith Rowe says church groups haven’t gone far enough in accepting Islam. Overall, Rowe says, the Christian response was Read more

Hundreds join interfaith bike tour of Christchurch Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019

An interfaith bike tour celebrated the Christchurch’s cultural and religious diversity by visiting eight spiritual sites across the city on two wheels. The inaugural Interfaith Memorial Bike Ride was organised on Sunday to bring people together after the tragic mosque shootings on March 15 and there was an air of excitement as we waited in Read more

Bible verse removed from Christchurch tribute wall Comments 0

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

A Bible verse written on a tribute wall for victims of the Christchurch shooting has been removed after a member of the public flagged it as “really inappropriate”. The verse, Luke 19:27, reads: “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me,” according to Read more

Strangers pray on the floor of the House Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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On Tuesday the speaker of New Zealand’s parliament, the right honourable Trevor Mallard, invited a multi-faith group into the House to join him as an imam led them in prayer. It was the first time Parliament had opened with a Muslim prayer, to the best knowledge of the Speaker’s Office. The interfaith group included representatives Read more

Neighbouring Muslim and Christian communities grieve together Comments 0

Monday, March 18th, 2019

On Sunday afternoon the Catholic bishop of Auckland, Patrick Dunn, led a service in Sacred Heart Church that was attended by a large number of men and women from the Al-Masjid Al-Jamie mosque. The church was packed to overflowing with many dozens more outside and across the road outside the mosque. The mosque and the church Read more

Our grief threatens to overwhelm our community Comments 0

Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Calling the city’s grief “raw and real,” New Zealand Bishop Paul Martin of Christchurch called on people to overcome hate with love after Friday’s attack on two mosques in the city left 50 people dead. “We are unable to express the confusion and pain we feel. “Our grief threatens to overwhelm our community at the Read more

Bishops’ Interfaith Committee call for renewed outreach Comments 0

Monday, March 18th, 2019

New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Interfaith Relations 18 March 2019 Dear brothers and sisters in Aotearoa New Zealand, It is with profound sadness that we grieve for the deaths and injury of Muslims in Christchurch through the violence of extremists. We grieve too for the loss of a sense of safety and peace for Read more

New interfaith booklet promotes peace and understanding Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Interfaith Relations (NZCBCIR) has released a revised booklet promoting Interfaith Relations in Aotearoa New Zealand – Te Whakatairanga i te Nohotahitanga o ngā Whakapono i Aotearoa. The booklet provides practical guidance and encouragement for people to welcome and nurture relationships with those of other faiths. Chair of the Read more

President Widodo meets with Catholic bishops Comments 0

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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President Joko Widodo paid a visit to the headquarters of the Bishop’s Conference of Indonesia (KWI) in Jakarta on August 24. Widodo was welcomed by KWI president Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo of Jakarta, secretary-general Bishop Antonius Subianto Bunjamin of Bandung and 8 other bishops. “In the meeting, I talked about issues related to the Pancasila [the Read more