Posts Tagged ‘Student’

Looking to Mecca from Ponsonby

Friday, March 21st, 2014

While New Zealand is becoming less religious overall, there’s greater diversity to the country’s religious make-up, according to the latest census. Most people who consider themselves religious identify as being Christian, however other religions are growing. The three that saw the biggest increase in followers between 2006 and 2013 are Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism. Meanwhile, the Read more

Violent assault on teenager at Catholic college

Friday, March 21st, 2014

A Wellington teen ended up in hospital with a suspected broken neck after an assault where he was punched unconscious and flung down an embankment by a classmate. Police are investigating the circumstances of the daylight attack on Joseph Nawl, 15, a student at Porirua’s Bishop Viard College, on Wednesday. Doctors at Wellington Hospital initially Read more

Jesuit-run university rejects Catholic student group

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Gonzaga University, a Jesuit-run university in Washington state, has refused to recognise the Knights of Columbus as a student organisation because its membership is solely Catholic and solely male. “These criteria are inconsistent with the policy and practice of student organisation recognition at Gonzaga University, as well as the university’s commitment to non-discrimination based on Read more

Catholic students struggle with ‘outdated and inflexible’ traditions

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Cara Pozolo identifies herself as a member of the Catholic faith, but said she doesn’t always agree with all of the church’s teachings. Pozolo, a senior at the University of Notre Dame, is one of many students who find themselves struggling to accept some of the Catholic church’s beliefs. These students are not alone. A Read more