June, 2009
ISSN 1178-0924
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News & Issues

Annual Religious Diversity Forum: Religious Diversity in the Workplace

The Victoria University Religious Studies Programme will host the annual religious diversity forum on Monday August 24 from 1- 3pm as part of the wider New Zealand 2009 Diversity Forum in Wellington.

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Network for Islamic Studies

Auckland University’s Network for Islamic Studies was upgraded last month to a Research Unit. The Unit’s intent is to pursue academic research alongside the development of a community outreach programme.

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Young Muslims Leadership DeveIopment Forum

The Office of Ethnic Affairs partnered with Auckland University’s Islamic Studies Research Unit on May 23 and 24 for the ‘Young Muslims Leadership Development Conference 2009′.

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Faith Café

The Office of Ethnic Affairs and Network for Islamic Studies also held a one hour session on the opportunities and benefits of intercultural and interfaith engagement for young people. The session was held at Esquires Café at the University of Auckland on May 23.

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Members of 14 faith groups come together in interfaith meeting

Auckland Inter-Faith Council’s AGM on June 10 was attended by 40 individuals representing a wide range of faith communities, as well as faith-based organisations such as World Vision. An Auckland City Council representative also attended.

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Telugu Church Interfaith Event

An interfaith dialogue event was held in Auckland as part of the one year anniversary of the Telegu Church on May 9. The topic was ‘Unity In Diversity’ and the programme included reflection, discussion and presentation by members of various faiths.

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Rafaa Antoun Memorial Lecture on Religious Diversity and Multiculturalism

The Christchurch Interfaith Council held the first ever Rafaa Antoun Memorial lecture. Rev. Dr Jonathan Inkpin delivered a lecture: Receiving the Gift -Sharing in Diversity,on June 8 at the Refugee and Migrant Centre.

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New Testament for Tokelau

The first Christian scriptures to be published in the Tokelau language were launched at a church service in Porirua near Wellington on May 23.

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Contributions are still being sought for a multi-faith anthology of practical spirituality for children

Spiritual Stuff for Kiwi Kids – a multifaith anthology is being compiled by Jo and Peter Donovan of Nelson: a former teacher/nurse and university religious studies lecturer.

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Future Events

Islam Awareness Week

Islam Awareness Week (IAW) this year will be from August 10-17, with the theme of “finding a balance in life”.

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Matariki

Matariki, New Zealand’s indigenous new year celebration, is happening this month, and is expected to be bigger than ever.

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1st New Zealand Hindu Elders Conference

Hindu Elders Foundation, a division of the Hindu Council of New Zealand Inc., is organising the 1st New Zealand Hindu Elders Conference on October 3. The theme of the conference is “Old is Gold” and the conference will be held at the Hindu Heritage Centre, Mangere, Auckland.

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Deconstructing Slippery Slope Arguments

Professor R. Glynn Owens (University of Auckland) will give a public lecture entitled “Deconstructing Slippery Slope Arguments”.

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Council of Christian and Muslims June meeting

The Council of Christians and Muslims will meet at the Ponsonby Mosque on June 22.

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Did You Know?

Parliament of World Religions

The Parliament of World Religions will be held in Melbourne, Australia, from December 3 – 9. It aims to foster interreligious, civil and cross-cultural dialogue on important local and national issues, and to promote and encourage social cohesion within societies.

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For more information about the ‘Te Korowai Whakapono: NZ Religious Diversity Network’, please contact Rohan Jaduram at rohanj@hrc.co.nz or 09 375 8640.

Information about the New Zealand Diversity Action Programme is available at www.hrc.co.nz/diversity.

The views contained in this newsletter do not necessarily represent the position of the Human Rights Commission.