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Interfaith Org NZ welcomes you in the spirit of understanding and cooperation between all of the faiths in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The website was started in the 1990s to support the sharing of news and events of interfaith groups throughout the country. In addition it has links to many other interfaith sites and resources, a multifaith calendar and a picture gallery of interfaith activities.

For more information about this site or to submit news and events, please contact Paddy Payne: info@interfaith.org.nz or +64 21 505 215.

 

  
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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 WeekOfPrayer@outlook.com 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: https://www.facebook.com/WPWPNZ2014

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Week of Prayer for World Peace - NationalVarious13/10/2019 12:00 a.m.20/10/2019 11:59 p.m.
The Week of Prayer for World Peace is an opportunity for people of all faiths to pray in their own gatherings or with people of other faiths for world peace. The Week will be observed around the world from 13 to 20 October. A leaflet has been produced 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 observances and together with people of different faiths.
Week of Prayer for World Peace - NationalVarious11/10/2020 12:00 a.m.18/10/2020 11:59 p.m.
The Week of Prayer for World Peace is an opportunity for people of all faiths to pray in their own gatherings or with people of other faiths for world peace. The Week will be observed around the world from 11 to 18 October. A leaflet has been produced 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 observances and together with people of different faiths.
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 Interfaith Groups in NZ

Religious Diversity Centre
University of Otago House
385 Queen Street
P.O. Box 5543
Auckland 1141
New Zealand
email: info@rdc.org.nz
web: www.rdc.org.nz
facebook: www.facebook.com/ReligiousDiversityCentre
twitter: twitter.com/RDCANZ
 

Auckland Interfaith Council
Pres: Mrs Ruth Cleaver, mcleaver@xtra.co.nz
General Enquiries: nzaifc@gmail.com
Facebook: Auckland Interfaith Council 
Website: www.aucklandinterfaithcouncil.org.nz 

Waikato Interfaith Council
Sec: Dr Todd Nachowitz, wifconz@gmail.com 
www.waikato-interfaith.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WIFCO
Twitter: twitter.com/WIFCONZ
PO Box 11048, Hillcrest, Hamilton 3251

Tauranga Interfaith Council
Rev John Hebenton TSSF, John.HebentonTSSF@gmail.com, 021-679-202 
Facebook: Tauranga Interfaith Council   

Hawke's Bay Interfaith Council
Pres: Dorothy Brooker
, dorothy.brooker@gmail.com
Vice Pres: Tony Franklin-Ross, tonyfr@methodist.nz
Sec: Angela McKee, a.mckee13@outlook.com

Palmerston North Interfaith Council
Mary Eastham, maeastham23@gmail.com 

Wellington Inter-Faith Council
Chair: Rakesh Naidoo, rakeshnaidoonz@gmail.com
Vice: Harvinder Singh, h_singh0110@yahoo.co.nz
Sec: Ian Hamilton, ianhamilton751@gmail.com
Treas: Pushpa Wood, pushpa.wood@gmail.com
Deputy Treas: Mere Fiore,  tioremere12@gmail.com
Enquiries to: wtgninterfaithcouncil@gmail.com

Interfaith Council of Nelson-Tasman
Sec: Catriena Wilkinson secretary@ifcnelsontasman.org.nz
www.ifcnelsontasman.org.nz

Christchurch Interfaith Society
Dianne Downward  stepdown@slingshot.co.nz
www.canterburyinterfaith.org.nz 
facebook.com/christchurchinterfaith

Dunedin Interfaith Council
Chair: Geoff Mitchell
Sec: Max Gillies  dunedininterfaith@gmail.com

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Chair: Dr Haizal Hussaini, haizal.mh@otago.ac.nz 
Sec: Ken Baker, kennethdbaker@gmail.com www.dunedininterfaith.net.nz
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