Posts Tagged ‘Multi-faith’

‘Tis season for multicultural Christmas

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

How do we cope with a multicultural Christmas? While Kiwis who have been in New Zealand for generations grow up thinking Father Christmas is everywhere, some newer Timaru residents have a different world view.

However, most of South Canterbury’s international residents have some form of celebration, including classic Christmas symbols such as the Christmas tree.

Hindu Ketan Kolhe, of the Elizabeth St Dairy, said a lot of people celebrate Christmas in India.

Being a multicultural country with people from many religions, people tended to take part in other religious festivals as well as their own.

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NZ Catholics will mark Anniversary of Assisi Peace Meeting

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

A multi-faith prayer service will be held in all of New Zealand’s Catholic dioceses to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Assisi Peace Meeting.  The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Committee for Interfaith Relations is organising the events, which will take place on or around the 27 October 2011. The St Francis of Assisi Day of Read more