Religious Communities Learning about the Vaccine
FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Religious Communities Learning about the Vaccine

The vaccine is safe to use from the religious perspective in that it is kosher and halal.

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Happy Purim!

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If you are interested in learning more about this Jewish Feast Day, listen to Debbie Miller here.To our Jewish Brothers and Sisters: Happy Purim!

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Newsletter

The Religious Diversity Centre Newsletter 04 March 2021 Kia ora koutou, warm greetings to you all.We hope that you had a good start into the New Year with its ups…

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Jocelyn Armstrong is awarded ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lambeth Hubert Walter Award’ for her “outstanding contribution to interfaith relations in New Zealand.”

The Religious Diversity Centre Trust is glad to announce that Jocelyn Armstrong, founding chair of the RDC Trust, and now co-chair with Dr Jenny Te Paa Daniel, has been honoured…

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Faith and business – Strategizing for an unknown world Meet the panellists and the facilitator here To register for this panel discussion please click here

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RDC News September 2020

Beyond the Bubble: Where to for our community in a diverse world?Religious and cultural perspectives For more information click here As a country moving on from the closure that the…

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HOLY DAYS

BAHÁ'Í FAITH:Kalimat (Words), 12 July: the 7th month of the Bahá'í year.Kamál (Perfection), 21 July: the 8th month of the year.Asmá (Names), 19 Aug: the 9th month of the Bahá'í…

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RDC speaker series – Dr Tomek Wiśniewski

RDC SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS:Dr Tomek Wiśniewski: “Polish-Jewish History: A Christian Documentary filmmaker’s view of the Holocaust” Sunday 27 August 2017, 5:00-7:00pmRDC Centre, University of Otago House, 385 Queen Street, Auckland.…

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Professional Development in Religious Diversity

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY The Religious Diversity Centre (RDC) offers Professional Development workshops/training seminars to organisations, associations and businesses wishing to help their members and/or employees…

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The Social Studies textbook “Discovering Diversity’ was written by Jocelyn Armstrong and published by Pearson

On 20 June Jocelyn Armstrong, Co-Chairperson of the Religious Diversity Centre, and the Venerable Amala Wrightson Sensei, Chair of the Buddhist Council, joined key religious leaders invited to dialogue with…

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Ricky Waters

Coordinator of the Unitec Institute of Technology Mutti-Faith Chaplaincy Team Coordinator of the Unitec Institute of Technology Mutti-Faith Chaplaincy Team, the Chaplaincy Team at Massey University (Albany) and at Manukau…

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Selva Ramasami

Finance Advisor In my professional career, I have extensive experience in the area of finance both in New Zealand and overseas. I have the responsibility to manage multi million dollars…

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Professor Edwina Pio

University Director of Diversity, Auckland University of Technology University Director of Diversity, Auckland University of Technology, Professor in the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law, Leader of the research group…

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Professor Paul Morris

Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington; UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and intercultural Relations - Jewish

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Jon Lamb

Manager Each element can be added and moved around within any page effortlessly. All the features you need are just one click away.

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Dr Jenny Te Paa Daniel

Co-Chairperson RDC Trust Te Mareikura, National Centre Peace and Conflict Studies, Otago University, Teacher and writer on race politics, public theology, social justice. Co-Chairperson. Christian

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Jocelyn Armstrong

Co-Chairperson RDC Trust Retired secondary school teacher, former ecumenical leader, inter-faith educator, researcher and writer; Co-Chairperson. - Christian

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The Rt Hon Helen Clark

Patron of The Religious Diversity Centre The Religious Diversity Centre was launched in Parliament Building in Wellington in March 2016 by our patron, former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Helen…

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Zero Carbon Bill Submission

On Monday 26 August four interfaith representatives presented the interfaith submission on the Zero Carbon Bill to the Select Committee. The Religious Diversity Centre DC has been pleased to support…

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A note regarding March 15 and the critical importance of maintaining friendships with Muslim sisters and brothers . . .

The co-Chairs of the Religious Diversity Centre deeply value their ongoing friendship relationships with leaders within the Al Noor Mosque community. They will continue to stand in solidarity with all…

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Meeting of Trustees

The RDC Trustees, meeting on Sunday 10 March, worked together on a Strategy for the Centre. This will be signed off at the AGM in August. Significant decisions were made…

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Immigration workshop for religious workers

The RDC was pleased that on Saturday 27 October 2018  a workshop brought together representatives from religious communities and New Zealand Immigration officials. This was organised by Centre Coordinator Dr Todd Nachowitz and…

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In memory of Jean Holm

The RDC paid tribute to Jean Holm at her funeral on 17 August 2018. The Centre’s Jean Holm Library, built upon Jean’s own books, is witness to her life interest,…

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Dr Maureen Sier speaks at New Zealand Parliament about “Protecting Religious Freedom and Diversity: The Role of Government in Interfaith Organisations in Promoting Social Inclusion”

Dr Maureen Sier, Director, Interfaith Scotland Dr Maureen Sier, Director of Interfaith Scotland, based in Glasgow, was a guest of the Religious Diversity Centre from 16 March through 2 April 2018.…

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HELP SAVE NZ’S OLDEST TORAH: The Dunedin Jewish Congregation’s oldest Torah (sacred scroll), dating from the mid-1800s, is in desperate need of repair

While the Dunedin Jewish Congregation can’t be 100% certain if its Torah is the oldest in New Zealand, it is very likely. Every rabbi who sees it is impressed by…

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