Posts Tagged ‘Prejudice’

NZ Moslems say backlash not as bad in NZ as other places

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Moslem leaders have expressed disappointment about the backlash they are experiencing as a result of the activity of Moslem extremists. While they are disheartened by this they say the situation is not as bad in New Zealand as it is in other places. The constant association with radicals is disheartening, says the President of the Read more

Anti ISIS should not be confused with anti Muslim

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

Tolerance — a moral virtue

Friday, September 19th, 2014

We hear a lot about tolerance these days. Tolerance is a moral virtue best placed within the moral domain – but unfortunately it is often confounded with prejudice. Much of the psychological research about tolerance generally and about the development of children’s understanding of tolerance of others who are different from them has been examined Read more

Multiculturalism more acceptable in NZ than in Aus & Europe

Friday, September 5th, 2014

A study carried published by the Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research of Victoria University in Wellington New Zealand  in 2013 reveals that a significantly higher proportion agreed that, “It is a good thing for any society to be made up of different races, religions and cultures”, compared with similar  surveys conducted in in Australia and 15 Read more

Italian bishop slams prejudice against unconventional couples

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The Church should do more to welcome “unconventional couples”, instead of making them targets of “de facto discrimination”, a leading Italian bishop says. The secretary-general of the Italian bishops’ conference, Bishop Nunzio Galantino, said couples in “irregular matrimonial situations” are still Christians. Speaking at a national liturgical gathering in Italy on August 27, Bishop Galantino Read more

Christian parents object to Buddhist “mindfulness”

Friday, August 29th, 2014

A bitter dispute is raging in the northern Southland town of Riversdale due to the school wanting to introduce a calming technique for its pupils in the wake of bullying. It is understood some Christian parents at Riversdale are furious the school wants to introduce the “mindfulness” technique, claiming it has Buddhism origins. Read more Read more

Minority faiths face discrimination in workplace

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Some employees who belong to minority faiths face discrimination because of their beliefs. Employers find it okay to employ Buddhists and Hindus but are wary of hiring Muslims, an AUT study has found. Indian Christians in the research faced the least barriers, and acknowledged the benefits derived from having westernised names, a Western dress sense Read more

Media’s crucial role in promoting diversity

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

New Zealand-based journalism academic is looking for more discussion of the role of the media in promoting diversity, and more cooperation among New Zealand organisations to promote responsible and equitable reporting in a multicultural society Verica Rupar knows first hand the power of the media to foster cultural and religious diversity – or to fan Read more

Anti-Muslim rant MP builds bridges

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Eight months after his notorious “Wogistan” anti-Muslim rant NZ First MP Richard Prosser says he received more messages of support than of criticism during the resulting furore – something he now has mixed feelings about. Continue reading Related Posts:e-prayer rug: digital support to Muslim prayerCatholic church removes Pride flag after hostile responseTo protect minorities, prominent Read more

White supremacists planning a racist campaign

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

A white supremacist Christchurch group is planning to distribute anti-Chinese flyers around Auckland, a city council ethnic panel member says. Chinese woman Bevan Chuang said she had received information that the Right Wing Resistance was planning to distribute leaflets in Titirangi, Manurewa and Onehunga attacking Chinese immigration. “Safety is the most important thing, so please Read more