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Week of Prayer for World Peace - 13 to 20 October 2019

Week of Prayer for World Peace - 13 to 20 October 2019

The Week of Prayer for World Peace will be observed in New Zealand between 13th and 20th October. A leaflet has been produced by the New Zealand organising committee with prayers, readings and affirmations from many faiths to use each day. The theme of the leaflet is developed for worldwide distribution by the Week of Prayer for World Peace multi-faith committee based in Great Britain.

Religious communities throughout New Zealand are encouraged to  celebrate the Week both in their own observances and together with people of different faiths.  Leaflets may be ordered by sending a cheque made out to WPWP to: Week of Prayer for World Peace,
c/- Paddy Payne, 161 Seatoun Heights Road, Wellington 6022. Or internet banking to WPWP 06-0561-0072821-000. Or email or phone 021-505-215

The cost of the leaflets is: 100 for $42;  50 for $26;  20 for $12.50;  10 for $7.50;  1 for $2.00 (all prices include postage and packing). For other quantities use price for next lower quantity  e.g. for 70, use price for 50 (0.52 per unit) = $36.40

Also, thanks to Ricky Waters (Coordinator of the Unitec Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Team) for posting the readings each day to this Facebook page:

Auckland Inter-Faith Council AGM - 7:30pm 8 August

Auckland Inter-Faith Council (AIFC) invites you to the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 8 August 2019 at 7:30 pm

Following the AGM, there will be a presentation by AIFC member Nic Birt: “Exploring Sacred Spaces – visual tour of ‘cave churches’ in Ethiopia”

VENUE:  24 St Stephens Avenue, Parnell
(some parking available in adjacent lot; or on the road)

TIME:   7:30 pm – 8:00 pm AGM*
             8:00 pm (approx.) – presentation by Nic Birt of his trip to visit
             rarely-seen cave churches in Ethiopia followed by
            coffee, tea and light refreshments and a chance to mix and mingle.
                 All are welcome and there is no charge to attend the meeting.  

Reminder: Annual Membership subscription of $20. per person is due for renewal (payable by cash, cheque, or Direct Credit to ASB 12-3051-0391340-00, Reference your surname and first initial.) Funds support the programmes of AIFC.

*AGM Includes : Annual Reports from the President and the Treasurer;
                           Election of the Executive Committee;
                           General Business.

Notes re Election of the Committee:  
The term of office is for one year, with out-going Committee members able to run for re-election. To request a Nomination Form and Guidelines for Nominees please email ( Nomination forms must be completed and received by the Acting Secretary (nzaifc@gmail.combefore the 26th of  July 2019  to be considered. All positions are purely voluntary.

The Interfaith Prayer Book : New Expanded Edition

​The Interfaith Prayer Book : New Expanded Edition

The first edition of the Interfaith Prayer Book was released in 2001. It proved to be immensely popular for use both at interfaith gatherings and for personal reflection, having found its way into hospitals, motel rooms and college classrooms as well as places of worship all around the world. That edition contained a selection of prayers from six religious traditions; Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim and Bahá'í. This Expanded Edition adds prayers from eight additional traditions; Native African, Native American, Zoroastrian, Taoist, Confucian, Shinto, Jain and Sikh. Its aim is to further enrich our devotional practice, to share a taste of our planet's diverse spiritual heritage and to deepen our sense of interfaith connectedness. Nothing brings us closer to God or closer to each other than prayer.