Posts Tagged ‘Tolerance’

Tolerance redefined by British Conservative MP Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Tolerance involves tolerating “things you do not agree with, not just ones you do agree with, and the problem with liberal tolerance is it has got to the point of only tolerating what it likes,” says British MP Jacob Rees-Mogg. Rees-Mogg, a Catholic in the Conservative party, is in the spotlight for recent comments he Read more

The hate at the heart of identiy politics Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Munroe Bergdorf probably hates you. Certainly if you are white she will think you are pretty disgusting. She thinks that you, like ‘all white people’, partake in ‘racial violence’. She thinks you have built your ‘existence, privilege and success’ on ‘the backs, blood and death of people of colour’. In short, you’re scum: you are Read more

Tolerance of others’ faiths comes through understanding Comments 0

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Here’s a question for you. To what degree do you understand the key principles of the world’s major religions? Judaism. Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism? And how did you develop that knowledge? Through school? Your parents? The media? Your church, perhaps? Or maybe through your own research? I’ll put up my hand and say that Read more

Catholics in Suva reach out to ethnic groups Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Catholics from different ethnic groups gathered at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva last week to celebrate the church’s Agape Festival. Archbishop Peter Loy Chong celebrated a Mass to commemorate the first anniversary of the Agape Ministry for Ethnic Outreach for the Archdiocese of Suva. Members of the Indo-Fijian, Sri Lankan, Korean, Filipino, Tongan, Samoan, Read more

Kiwis more tolerant than Aussies Comments 0

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

A new study has concluded that New Zealand workplaces are more diverse and tolerant than their Aussie counterparts. The Randstad Workmonitor report found that more than three-quarters of Kiwi workers believe their company has an open and inclusive culture, while 88% of companies value diversity in the workplace. 9% of Kiwi workers said they had Read more

NZ’s superdiversity challenging the legal system Comments 0

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Another Auckland woman has found her job prospects limited because she wears a Muslim headscarf. Fatima Abdulkarem, 19, has turned down a job trial at a juice bar at Auckland Airport over what she felt was discriminatory and racist treatment during her job interview. Her story followed that of Fatima Mohammadi, 20, who was turned Read more

Editorial Comment: “See how they love one another” Comments 8

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The editors at CathNews New Zealand and Pacific have been saddened by some aggressive and even offensive comments that have been submitted to our website. Not all of them have been approved for publication. Feed-back we have received would lead us to believe we are not alone in our discomfort. In the year 197 Tertullian Read more

Mayor demands pastors turn over sermons Comments 0

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. “The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both Read more

Tolerance — a moral virtue Comments 0

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

Western tolerance has led to ‘ghettoisation’ of immigrants Comments 0

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Western society has reduced the Christian command to “love thy neighbour” to mere secular tolerance, Templeton Prize winner Fr Tomáš Halík has warned. On May 14, the Czech philosopher priest was presented with the award, which honours a living person who has made exceptional contributions “to affirming life’s spiritual dimension”. The prize is worth about Read more