Posts Tagged ‘Interfaith tolerance’

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

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

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

Samoa too open-minded to ban Islam Comments 0

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Aarif Rasheed, a Muslim New Zealander of Indo-Fijian ethnicity, says the Samoan government is too open-minded to ban Islam. He says the Samoan government was represented at the recent G20 interfaith summit in Fiji. Rasheed said he was going to help organise a dialogue with churches in Samoa and hoped to bring them together to Read more

Kiwis learn about Sikh religion at ‘Turban Day’ Comments 0

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Hundreds of people in Auckland took the opportunity today to find out what it’s like to wear a turban. The event was arranged to help people understand more about the Sikh religion. New Zealand is home to 20,000 thousand Sikhs. The turban is one of five articles of their faith, and is considered to be Read more

Christmas dinner becomes festive lunch Comments 3

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

A leading Auckland migrant settlement agency is avoiding the word Christmas and will instead be talking about “happy holidays” and “season’s greetings”. The Auckland Regional Migrant Services (Arms) says it has taken the move so non-Christians and those who do not celebrate Christmas do not feel excluded. To be multiculturally sensitive, instead of calling its Read more

PM proud Fiji unique multi-faith nation Comments 0

Friday, August 14th, 2015

The Prime Minster of Fiji, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, says he is proud of the fact that Fiji is one of very few countries in which a public holiday is set aside for Prophet Mohammed’s birthday as well as great commemorations for other major religions – Christianity and Hinduism. He says it underlines the unique nature Read more