Upcoming Events



Beginning Week of 15 October 2018:


2018 Classes will continue on the following general schedule.

Term 1:  History & Development: Western (Abrahamic) Traditions (Feb -Apr 2018)

Term 2: History & Development: Eastern Traditions (May-Jun 2018)

Term 3: Selected Topics in Contemporary Practice 1 (Jul-Sep 2018)

Term 4: Selected Topics in Contemporary Practice 2 (Begins week of Mon 15 Oct and ends on Fri 14 Dec 2018)

The Religious Diversity Centre of Aotearoa New Zealand is pleased to announce the 2018 courses in its ‘Raising Religious Literacy’ series. The Course is open to anyone and everyone and is being offered in AucklandTauranga and Hamilton throughout the 2018 school year.  Dates for each Term and for each location are available on our ‘Classes’ page. There are no prerequisites and each Term can be taken independently of the others.

For more information see Courses➞Classes or click here.



21 November 2018:

RDC to host the second National Meeting of Religious Leaders in Aotearoa 

The Religious Diversity Centre is currently organising and hosting the Second annual Religious Leaders Meeting at its Auckland offices on Wednesday 21 November 2018. This group represents the wide variety of faith and belief groups throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Bahá’í, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Latter Day Saints, Muslim, Ratana Church, and Sikh leaders and representatives of these various communities will be present.



4 December 2018:

RDC to host public seminar on ‘Free Speech, Hate Speech and Religion’: 

What: ‘Free Speech, Hate Speech and Religion’
When: Tuesday 4 December 2018, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Religious Diversity Centre, 385 Queen Street, Auckland CBD

The Religious Diversity Centre is hosting a public seminar on the role of ‘Free Speech, Hate Speech and Religion’ in Aotearoa New Zealand society. Speakers will include Prof Doug Pratt (Theological and Religious Studies, Auckland University), Prof Peter Lineham (Religious Historian, Massey University), Tim Dare (Philosophy, Auckland University), Ms Ros Noonan (Human Rights Centre, Auckland University), and additional speakers to be announced. Moderating the event will be Prof. Edwina Pio (Auckland University of Technology).

Further details and invitations come soon. 


page last updated: 20 September 2018.