Posts Tagged ‘Multicultural’

Multiculturalism made us stronger

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

As we took the field to defend 15 in the super over in the World Cup final last summer, Jos Buttler told me he hoped I had a couple of shamrocks in my pocket. I laughed, and turned to Adil Rashid: “Allah’s with us, isn’t he?” Rash agreed he was. Later, at the end of Read more

Pope: Church living in past; change needed to minister in cities

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

The pastoral practice of the church is based and rooted in times gone by and we need to change it, Pope Francis has said. Speaking to bishops, cardinals and pastoral care workers, Thursday, at the International Pastoral Congress, on the World’s Big Cities, Pope Francis urged them to be creative in order that everyone in Read more

Marist Primary School Suva – 125 years of multi-racial education

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Marist Primary School, Suva Fiji, began celebrating its 125th anniversary last Thursday with a commemoration of children’s day. The theme for the three-day celebration is ‘125 years of multiracial education. The school’s 607 students made the most of their day off from classes, with a formal celebration in which they were addressed by former scholars Read more

‘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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US Catholic parishes are larger, more complex and staffed by women

Friday, August 5th, 2011

A study into the changing face of US Catholic parishes reveals the average number of registered parishioners in American parishes has grown 45% in the last 10 years. As well as getting bigger, the study found that parishes are getting more complex, more diverse and more than half of all parish staff are women. The study Read more