Posts Tagged ‘inter religious dilaogue’

Anglicans and Methodists eye closer ties Comments 0

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

The Anglican and Methodist churches are in talks which could bring closer ties. The two were working on equal recognition of each other’s ordained clergy and had discussed their relationship at an annual meeting between the two churches, in Auckland in September. John Wesley founded Methodism, with parishioners from the Anglican church, in the 18th Read more

Leading Rabbi invited by Bishops’ committee to speak in NZ Comments 1

Friday, September 4th, 2015

The NZ Catholic Bishops Committee for Interfaith Relations have invited Rabbi Fred Morgan to visit New Zealand this month. The invitation is to mark the 50th Anniversary of the historical document Nostra Aetate – the Declaration on the Relation of the Catholic Church to Non-Christian Religions published in 1965. He will speak first on 9 Read more

NZ’s largest Islamic centre to be built in Auckland Comments 0

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) has obtained permission to build an Islamic Vocational Centre in Auckland. The purpose of the Centre is also to attract members of other communities to come and to get to know Islam better. It is hoped it will to promote friendship and understanding between the communities Read more

Archbishop Chong attends opening of Universal Meditation Centre Comments 0

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Archbishop Peter Chong recently attended the inauguration of the Universal Meditation Centre in Nadi, Fiji. In his address he said there needs to be room for inter-religious dialogue so that religious faiths and traditions are shared and learning takes place. Chong said God was universal and meditation was a universal practice among the different faiths. Read more

Anti ISIS should not be confused with anti Muslim Comments 0

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

There is a growing world-while backlash against Muslims following the atrocities carried out by the ISIS insurgents. But local Muslims are making it plain that they have no sympathy with what is happening in the Middle East. “In Islamic prophecy, a woman tied up a cat and did not feed it until it died and Read more

Muslim forum a first for New Zealand Comments 0

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

At the start of Islam Awareness Week, Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins announced plans are underway for an official Muslim forum to be held in November. “The national forum will celebrate the different ways the Muslim community contributes positively to New Zealand society and the global community,” says Ms Collins. “Holding a forum is one Read more