RDC Launch Events

RDC LAUNCH EVENTS:

RDC  AUCKLAND  LAUNCH  EVENT:

 1 September 2016, Parnell, Auckland 

Auckland launch event for the Religious Diversity Centre. Swami Agnivesh was the keynote speaker. Other speakers include Dr Manuka Henare, Labour MP Su’a William Sio (Labour Party Spokesperson on Interfaith Issues), RDC Trust Chair Jocelyn Armstrong, and Prof. Douglas Pratt (Studies in Religion, Waikato University, and Trust Board member of the RDC). This video was filmed and edited by Ankita Singh and supported by the Religious Diversity Centre in Aotearoa New Zealand. A full video of the Auckland launch can be viewed below:

Photos from this event are coming soon.

 


RDC WELLINGTON LAUNCH

Grand Hall, Parliament Building, 30 March 2016:

Initial Launch of the Religious Diversity Centre, Parliament, Wellington.  Former Prime Minister Rt Hon Helen Clark speaks.  Download a copy of her speech here:

Helen Clark speech at RDC launch

Helen’s Clark’s speech was followed by a speech by Professor Paul Morris, Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. Download a copy of his speech here:

Paul Morris speech at RDC launch

Photos from the 30 March 2016 launch of the Religious Diversity Centre, in Parliament, Wellington:

RDC Chair, Jocelyn Armstrong, introducing Helen Clark, 30 March 2016.
Helen Clark speaking at the launch of the RDC in Parliament, 30 March 2016.
Hon Christopher Finlayson addresses the gathering at the RDC launch in Parliament, Wellington.
Hon Christopher Finlayson speaking at the launch of the Religious Diversity Centre, Parliament, Wellington, 30 March 2016.
Prof. Paul Morris speaks at the launch of the Religious Diversity Centre in Parliament, Wellington, 30 March 2016.
Tayyaba Khan (Changemakers) addresses the crowd.
Helen Clark and Sikh Delegation, RDC Launch, Parliament, 30 March 2016
Helen Clark and some of the RDC Trustees. From left to right: Verpal Singh, Todd Nachowitz, Douglas Pratt, Jocelyn Armstrong, Helen Clark, Jenny Te Pā Daniels, Paul Morris, Arif Rasheed and Ricky Waters.
RDC Trustee Jenny Te Pā Daniels, RDC Trust Chair Jocelyn Armstrong, and George Armstrong at the RDC launch in Parliament, Wellington, 30 March 2016.
Left to right: Former Prime Minister Helen Clark, Mustafa Farouk (Waikato Muslim Association), Todd Nachowitz (RDC Centre Establishment Coordinator) at the RDC launch in Parliament, Wellington.
Rakesh Naidoo (New Zealand Police, Human Rights Commission), Dr Edwina Pio (Professor of Diversity, Auckland University of Technology), and Verpal Singh (RDC Trustee) at the RDC launch in Wellington.
Dr Edwina Pio and Berlinda Chin at the RDC launch.