Posts Tagged ‘Tolerance’

Jimmy Carter – An appreciation

Thursday, September 7th, 2023
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“Enough is enough! I’m writing the President!” After hitting the umpteenth brick wall, my wife had reached the end of her rope. As a Canadian citizen in America, married to an American, obtaining a green card for work should have been a walk in the park for her. But it wasn’t. After three years of Read more

Hate speech legislation on hold till after election

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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A proposal that could make hate speech a criminal offence has been stalled and is unlikely to pass before the election. The Government fast-tracked a review of hate speech legislation in the wake of the March 15 Christchurch terror attack last year. Justice Minister Andrew Little declared existing legislation on the issue “woefully inadequate.” Following Read more

At Waitangi Cardinal Dew calls for tolerance and inclusion

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Cardinal John Dew preached a message of religious tolerance, inclusion and acceptance when giving the homily on Waitangi Day. Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, urged New Zealanders to recommit to protecting the beliefs of followers of all religions and of non-religious people. Preaching at the interdenominational church service at Waitangi on Thursday, Dew recalled the Read more

Tolerance redefined by British Conservative MP

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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