Posts Tagged ‘interfaith dialogue’

NZ theologian appointed fellow at International Dialogue Centre

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Wellington-based theology lecturer Dr Christopher Longhurst has been appointed a Fellow of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID). Longhurst, (on left in the photograph above) is a theology lecturer at Te Kupenga — Catholic Theological College. He is also on the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Interfaith Read more

Speak out: terrorists must not dictate interfaith relationships

Monday, April 29th, 2019

The vicar general of the Auckland diocese, Monsignor Bernard Kiely, told a gathering in Auckland to speak out when terrorist attacks occur. He was giving the homily at a service to remember the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. “Speak out and be very clear that the extremists and the terrorists do Read more

St Teresa of Calcutta honoured at annual interfaith celebration

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

This coming Saturday at our Christ the King church in Owairaka, Auckland representatives from eight of the world’s major faiths will come together for the annual interfaith meeting, hosted by Bishop Patrick Dunn, the Catholic bishop of Auckland. It was begun by a group of friends who are part of an India-New Zealand business association. Read more

Muslim women’s forum in Auckland to start open conversation

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

A Muslim women’s forum in Auckland is creating a conversation with the wider community about employment, discrimination and housing. The forum has been organised after leaders within the Muslim community met last year and identified areas that needed improvement. Continue reading Related Posts:Mixed-marriage ban for Russian Muslims sparks backlashLibrary interfaith prayer area plans could be redrawnSri Read more

Interfaith dialogue features in Pope’s trip

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Interfaith dialogue has been a special feature of Pope Francis’s recent trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. He is striving to have “the wealth of our differences” to be part of the conversations between religions. Read more Related Posts:Pope’s September trip schedule shows no post-surgery…”Reckless” Pope committed to dialoguePope urges dialogue in Afghanistan so people can…Holocaust Read more

A clear separation of church and state says Samoa’s Archbishop

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The archbishop of Apia, Alapati Lui Mataeliga, says the constitution already recognises Samoa as a Christian country and there should be a clear separation of church and state. The National Council of Churches has called for Christianity to be further entrenched in the constitution. The Archbishop said his representative on the National Council of Churches Read more

Muslims, Christians and Jews reflect on Mercy

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

A multifaith celebration of Year of Mercy was held last week in Wellington. It was a joint initiative of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Committee for Interfaith Relations and the Wellington Abrahamic Council of Jews, Christians and Muslims. The first part of the event was a panel presentation by three speakers. JoEllen Dukkor (Jewish), Sister Read more

The Imam and the Pastor – see it 12 February

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

In collaboration with the Initiatives of Change NZ and the Wellington Islamic Centre, there will be a special screening of two short films, The Imam and the Pastor and An African Answer. In the 1990s, Pastor James Wuye and Imam Muhammad Ashafa led opposing, armed militias, dedicated to defending their respective communities as violence broke Read more

Mother Teresa remembered in Auckland

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Be the change, Be ‘Mother Teresa’, that was the message that came from the inter-faith committee meeting that was held in Auckland recently. This is an annual event held by The Mother Teresa Centennial Committee. This year’s meeting was held on November 21 at Christ the King Church, Auckland and saw the Minister of Ethnic Read more

Teach all major religions in schools

Friday, November 20th, 2015

About 250 Methodist Church ministers and lay people voted at its national conference in Blenheim on Tuesday to ask the Ministry of Education to have all major religions taught in schools Methodist Church director of mission Trevor Hoggard said the church wanted details about objective religious teaching in schools. “With all the troubles we’re seeing Read more