Resilient Religious Communities

Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson launched the 𝑹𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝑹𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔: 𝑨 𝑮𝒖𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝑫𝒊𝒔𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 at the Auckland Town Hall on 27 July 2023 – exactly 6 months after the flooding…

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

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Bhai Verpal Singh

Verpal Singh heads The Sikh Centre, a not-for-profit organisation engaged in promoting greater interaction between Sikhs and the wider New Zealand community. He is also a radio broadcaster, researcher, writer and editor; Sikh. -…

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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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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

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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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