Posts Tagged ‘stereotypes about religion’

Kiwi Muslims: suffering stigma for extremists’ actions Comments 0

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

With rising global fervour against Isis, Kiwi Muslims are suffering marginalisation and abuse from fellow New Zealanders. This week has been particularly bad. SIS boss Rebecca Kitteridge on Tuesday revealed a rise in the number of young New Zealand women heading to Iraq and Syria. A 14-year-old girl ignores the taunts from her peers as Read more

Joe Bennett and the Pope Comments 0

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

An Anglican theologian and blogger, Bosco Peters has replied to a “letter” NZ columnist Joe Bennett wrote to the Vatican suggesting it forget about the theology and just focus on being nice. Bennett gave a big thumbs up to Pope Francis, saying, “Whatever Pope ‘Tubby’ Francis has, we need to bottle it”. But he advises the Pope, and presumably Read more

Making God relevant for Kiwis Comments 0

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Ron Hay, a retired Anglican minister, has written a book, Finding the Forgotten God, subtitled Credible faith for a secular age. He said he was conscious that New Zealand is a very secular country and often a Christian voice doesn’t get much of a hearing in the media. “People have a stereotypical picture that to have Read more