Welcome to the Religious and Interfaith area of the Directory on
Directory on Cultural Diversity was launched on Race Relations Day
2005 as a Centre for Citizenship Education partnership project with
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
O pened by the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Helen Clark
out more with a visit to www.interfaith.org.nz
3rd National Interfaith Forum was held in partnership with the NZ
Diversity Action Programme of the Human Rights Commission, and was
organised by members of the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu,
Jewish, Muslim & Sikh communities in Wellington.
Sources of information to illustrate Islamic
values, beliefs and sensibilities.
following sources of information articles are introduced to this
Directory by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand
explanation of the Concept of God in Islam http://www.iman.co.nz/interfaith/concept.htm
explanation of the Concept Of Worship In Islam http://www.iman.co.nz/interfaith/worship.htm
explanation of the Islamic Calendar & Important Dates http://www.iman.co.nz/calendar/calendar.htm
Islamic Calendar - Its History & Rationale http://www.iman.co.nz/calendar/history.htm
Are the Five Pillars of Islam?
introduction to Understanding Islam & Muslims http://www.iman.co.nz/ed/understanding.htm
explanation of Human Rights In Islam
explanation of The Status Of Women In Islam
explanation of Muslim Clothing Requirements for Both Men and Women
NZ Muslims' Declaration Denouncing All Kinds Of Terrorism http:/www.iman.co.nz/declaration.htm
more from the FIANZ Webmaster at FrogWrite
Creations, Wellington http://www.frogwrite.co.nz.
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from the appropriate publishers and authors to reproduce the articles
New media savvy website timely
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.
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 now.
"The Mediascape website is a great tool for parents, children
and students who are interested in becoming more media savvy. It
will help people to make more informed and critical choices about
media and is destined to become a key feature in our virtual and
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
is live at www.mediascape.ac.nz