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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 - 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.
Week of Prayer for World Peace - National Various10/10/2021 12:00 a.m.17/10/2021 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 10 to 17 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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Auckland Interfaith CouncilAuckland Inter-Faith Council (AIFC) was formed to provide a platform for inter-religious dialogue and networking, and to create a model showing cooperation among religions.
BBC Religion & EthicsThe BBC's site on religion and ethics with information areas on Atheism, Bahá'í, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Mormonism, Paganism, Rastafari, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, Unitarianism, Zoroastrianism
BeliefNetWe are a multi-faith e-community designed to help you meet your own religious and spiritual needs -- in an interesting, captivating and engaging way ...
Canterbury Interfaith Society We are a voluntary non-profit association of people representing diverse religious communities in Christchurch and the wider Cantebury area.
Center for Interreligious UnderstandingThrough educational programs and policy leadership, the CIU brings people of all faiths together to learn about our history, our shared values and why we must live and work together toward a society of justice and peace ...
Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith GroupOur group was formed here in Dunedin in the aftermath of the events of September 11th 2001 out of spontaneous expressions of solidarity and goodwill between leaders of our three faiths, the police and the Dunedin City Council.
Interfaith Council of Nelson-Tasman (IFCNT)The Interfaith Council of Nelson-Tasman was formed to provide a platform for inter-religious dialogue and networking, and to create a model, to be inclusive of all, to open the door to their hearts, showing cooperation among religions and humanity.
Interfaith Encounter AssociationThe Interfaith Encounter Association is dedicated to promoting peace in the Middle East through interfaith dialogue and cross-cultural study ...
Interfaith Youth CoreOur interfaith leaders are building a movement of young people from all faiths and traditions who are working together to change the world
Interfaithnet Asia PacificInterfaithnet is a group of Interfaith Ministers who graduated from interfaith seminaries in the USA, UK and Canada and who are practising as congregational ministers, chaplains, celebrants, spiritual counsellors and healers, pastoral carers, social ...
International Association for Religious FreedomThe International Association for Religious Freedom is a registered charity based in the United Kingdom which has the aim of working for freedom of religion and belief at a global level ...
International Council of Christians and JewsThe ICCJ serves as the umbrella organisation of 38 national Jewish-Christian dialogue organisations world-wide.
Internationally recognised Values Education ProgramLiving Values Education Program (LVEP) is a comprehensive values education program. This innovative global character education program offers a wide variety of experiential values activities and practical methodologies to educators, facilitators, parents
Multifaith Action SocietyFounded in 1972, the Multifaith Action Society (MAS) is a Canadian registered charity dedicated to the facilitation of interfaith education and dialogue. For over forty years, MAS has worked to build bridges between groups in British Columbia.
PBS Religion and EthicsSince its debut in 1997, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY has set itself apart from the mainstream media by providing distinctive, cutting-edge news coverage and analysis of national and international events in the ever-changing religious world.
Pluralism Project - On Common GroundThe Pluralism Project's fantastic resource, "On Common Ground" has recently been turned into an on-line resource, and is well worth a visit if you've some time to explore.
Regional Interfaith Network (RIN)The Regional Interfaith Network (RIN) website was established in Melbourne, Australia in December 2010 following a unanimous recommendation made at the 5th Regional Interfaith Dialogue held in Perth, 2009
Religion Media CentreAn independent, impartial body helping journalists and other media professionals to cover religion.
Religions for PeaceReligions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world's great religions dedicated to promoting peace
Religious Diversity CentreA national centre of educational and research excellence, fostering an appreciation for and understanding of religious diversity amongst all New Zealanders.
REonlineReligious Education Online. REonline is a family of websites, with www.reonline.org.uk at its centre. Great resources for education of children of all ages.
Scarboro Missions Interfaith DepartmentIn recent years, the Scarboro Missions Interfaith Department in Toronto, Canada has committed itself to building a website featuring curriculum and useful educational resources for interfaith work.
The Interfaith AllianceThe Interfaith Alliance and The Interfaith Alliance Foundation - the national non-partisan advocacy voice of the interfaith movement. Our 150,000 members are from more than 70 faith traditions and people of good will ...
The RevealerA daily review of Religion and the Press.
The Sacred SiteRadha Sahar's site that has information on many of the world's faiths ...
United Religions InitiativeUnited Religions Initiative started in 2000 after the signing of a Charter for a United Religions Initiative focused on promoting grass-roots changemakers across the religious, cultural and geographic boundaries of the world
Universal Peace Federation (UPF)The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) was founded in the hope of building a world in which peoples, cultures, races, religions, and nationalities could live together in harmony, mutual respect, cooperation, and universal prosperity.
Waikato Interfaith CouncilThe Waikato Interfaith Council  / TeTiaho Uenuku, is based in Hamilton New Zealand. Our aim is to bring together people of different faiths and spiritual practices. We have undertaken a number of Interfaith and community initiatives and projects.
Wellington Abrahamic Council of Jews, Christians and MuslimsOur council brings together our Abrahamic religious communities in a common effort to overcome the evils of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination between people of different of religions and ethnicity. We are affiliated to the IICCJ.
Wellington Interfaith CommunityThe Wellington Interfaith Council includes representatives of the major faiths in Aotearoa New Zealand. We host interfaith events that are open to all. We also foster dialogue between people of different faiths and spiritual practices.
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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

Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group
Chair: Dr Haizal Hussaini, haizal.mh@otago.ac.nz 
Sec: Ken Baker, kennethdbaker@gmail.com www.dunedininterfaith.net.nz
facebook.com/www.dunedininterfaith.net.nz

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14 Oct - 21 Nov
  
Buddhism - During the month after the rainy season retreat, lay people may offer the Kathina-robe as part of the general alms-giving ceremony.
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Sikhism - Bandi Chhor Divas means 'the day of the prisoner's release.' It commemorates the return of the sixth Guru, Sri Hargobind Ji, to the holy city of Amritsar after his release from detention. Since he was released on the day of Diwali, the 'Festival
27 Oct
  
Jainism - Mahavira (6th century BCE), the 24th Tirthankara, attained nirvana and release from the cycle of rebirth (moksha).
28 Oct
  
Vikram Samvat 2076 begins. In the early morning of the first day of the new year, Ganadhar Gautamswami, the first disciple of Lord Mahavir, attained absolute enlightenment. Jains begin the new year with the glorification of Lord Gautamswami; and listen wi
29 Oct
  
Bahá'í Faith - The bicentenary of the birth of The Báb, Herald of Bahá'u'lláh. His shrine is at the Bahá'í World Centre, Haifa, Israel. Bahá'ís suspend work on this day.
30 Oct
  
Bahá'í Faith - The anniversary of the birth of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. His Shrine is in Bahji, Israel. Bahá'ís suspend work on this day.
31 Oct
  
Wicca - Halfway between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice, this is a high energy time when the whole earth sings of growth and regeneration. Birds are nesting, deciduous trees leafing, flowers are blossoming and the increasing sun power quickens both sap
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A day to honour Christian saints throughout the ages
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Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2011-20 (UN)
International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028 (UN)
International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-24 (UN)
International Year of Indigenous Languages (UN)
International Year of Moderation (UN)
International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (UN)
Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa, 2016-2026 (UN)
Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, 2011-20 (UN)
United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification, 2010-20 (UN)
United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition, 2016-25 (UN)
United Nations Decade of Family Farming, 2019-2028 (UN)
United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, 2014-2024 (UN)
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, 2011-20 (UN)