Welcome to the Religious and Interfaith area of the Directory on Cultural Diversity
The Directory on Cultural Diversity was launched on Race Relations Day 2005 as a Centre for Citizenship Education partnership project with the NZ Diversity Action Programme of the Human Rights Commission. Find out more from the decisionmaker interfaith webmaster about this religious and interfaith area, commenced on 13 February 2006.
3rd National Interfaith Forum 26 and 27 February 2006, Parliament Buildings, Wellington
Spirituality - a shared path to Peace
3rd National Interfaith Forum is held in partnership with the NZ Diversity
Action Programme of the Human Rights Commission, and is organised by members
of the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim &
Sikh communities in Wellington.
The following sources of information articles are introduced to this Directory by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ).
An explanation of the Concept of God in Islam http://www.iman.co.nz/interfaith/concept.htm
An explanation of the Concept Of Worship In Islam http://www.iman.co.nz/interfaith/worship.htm
An explanation of the Islamic Calendar & Important Dates http://www.iman.co.nz/calendar/calendar.htm
The Islamic Calendar - Its History & Rationale http://www.iman.co.nz/calendar/history.htm
the Five Pillars of Islam?
An introduction to Understanding Islam & Muslims http://www.iman.co.nz/ed/understanding.htm
of Human Rights In Islam
of The Status Of Women In Islam
A detailed explanation of Muslim Clothing Requirements for Both Men and Women http://www.iman.co.nz/ed/dress.htm
The NZ Muslims' Declaration Denouncing All Kinds Of Terrorism http:/www.iman.co.nz/declaration.htm
Find out more from the FIANZ Webmaster at FrogWrite Creations, Wellington http://www.frogwrite.co.nz. Find out more from the FIANZ webmaster about permission from the appropriate publishers and authors to reproduce the articles above.
A new online resource aimed at helping New Zealanders develop a better understanding of the media was timely given recent debate around the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed, NZ Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey said on 14 February 2006.
"The events of recent weeks have reinforced the huge
impact media can have in our society," Steve Maharey said. "If
there was ever a time to increase our media literacy as a nation it is
Developed by the New Zealand Broadcasting School - in partnership with the Broadcasting Standards Authority, the Advertising Standards Authority and the Families Commission – the website includes tips on media use for families along with information and advice on media content, and discussion on key issues.
It also explains the broadcasting and advertising codes of practice and how to protest about content.
The website is live