Links

DOMESTIC AFFILIATED ORGANISATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS:

Whangarei Interfaith Group
contact: Connie Atkinson at <cld.atkinson @ gmail.com>

Auckland Inter-faith Council
Pres: Mrs Ruth Cleaver <mcleaver @ xtra.co.nz>
Vice Pres: Jocelyn Armstrong <jocelyn.anne.armstrong @ gmail.com>
Sec: Fiona Brennan <nzaifc @ gmail.com>
General Enquiries: <nzaifc @ gmail.com>
Facebook: Auckland Interfaith Council

Waikato Interfaith Council (WIFCO)
PO Box 11048
Hillcrest, Hamilton
Hamilton
email: <wifconz @ gmail.com>; web: new web site launching soon

Pres: Louis Paulussen
Sec: Dr Todd Nachowitz
Facebook: <www.facebook.com/WIFCO>
Twitter: <https://twitter.com/WIFCONZ>

Tauranga Moana Interfaith Council
Rev John Hebenton TSSF,  <John.HebentonTSSF @ gmail.com>
Facebook: Tauranga Interfaith Council

Te Awamutu Interfaith Council
contact: Brice Herbert
email: <briceandjudith @ hotmail.com>

Hawke’s Bay Interfaith
contact: Dorothy Brooker
email: <dorothy.brooker @ gmail.com>

Tairawhiti Interfaith-Gisbourne
contact:
email: <tairawhiti.interfaith @ gmail.com>

Palmerston North Interfaith Council
contact: Mary Eastham at <maeastham23 @ gmail.com>

Wellington Inter-Faith Council
Pres: Dr Khalid R Sandhu QSO, <khalidsandhu42 @ gmail.com>, 021-384-747
Vice Pres: Izolda Kazemzadeh
Secs: Vanessa Borg and Simonette Ferreira
Treasurer: Dr Pushpa Wood ONZM

Wellington Abrahamic Council
contact: The Rev Jenny Chalmers
email: Anne Haynes <vicarjenny @ mac.com>

Nelson Interfaith
contact: Ren Kempthorne
email: <kempthorne @ xtra.co.nz>

Canterbury Interfaith Society
contact: Dianne Downward at <stepdown @ slingshot.co.nz>
web: <www.canterburyinterfaith.org.nz/>
Facebook: <https://facebook.com/christchurchinterfaith/>

Dunedin Interfaith Council
Chair: David Stiles
Sec: David Kitchingman, <dunedininterfaith @ gmail.com>

Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group
Chair: Colin McLeod, <cmacleod @ kavanagh.school.nz>
Sec: Ken Baker, <bakers5 @ live.co.uk>, web:  <www.dunedininterfaith.net.nz>

New Zealand Interfaith Group website: <www.interfaith.org.nz>

 

more coming soon…

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANISATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS:

 

Edinburgh Interfaith Association: The aims of the EIFA are: to promote religious harmony, diversity and equal opportunities in Edinburgh and its wider environs by bringing together the faith communities in deeper dialogue which leads towards mutual understanding, trust, respect, co-operation and peace; to advance the education of the general public on interfaith and multicultural issues to further their awareness and understanding; to contribute toward the development of a global culture of peace by working both locally and globally to improve cooperation between faiths and cultures; and to work with local, national and international organisations, both religious and secular, to further our earlier aims.
web: <www.eifa.org.uk>

Interfaith Scotland: Interfaith Scotland provides a forum for people from different religions and beliefs to dialogue with one another on matters of religious, national and civic importance. We run dialogue events for young people, women, faith communities, religious leaders, members of Interfaith Scotland and local interfaith groups. We run interfaith workshops in schools and produce interfaith publications and resources. We provide ongoing support to local interfaith groups. We give public presentations, seminars and training on interfaith and faith awareness. We promote and encourage participation in Scottish Interfaith Week.
web: <www.interfaithscotland.org>

KAIICID: King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue.  KAICIID is an intergovernmental organization whose mandate is to promote the use of dialogue globally to prevent and resolve conflict to enhance understanding and cooperation. Over a seven-year-long negotiation and development process, KAICIID’s mandate and structure were designed to foster dialogue among people of different faiths and cultures that bridges animosities, reduces fear and instills mutual respect.
web: <www.kaiciid.org>

Pluralism Project, Harvard University: The overall aims of the Pluralism Project are:  1) to document and better understand the changing contours of American religious demography, focusing especially on those cities and towns where the new plurality has been most evident and discerning the ways in which this plurality is both visible and invisible in American public life;  2) to study the religious communities themselves – their temples, mosques, gurudwaras and retreat centers, their informal networks and emerging institutions, their forms of adaptation and religious education in the American context, their encounter with the other religious traditions of our common society, and their encounter with civic institutions; 3) to explore the ramifications and implications of America’s new plurality through case studies of particular cities and towns, looking at the response of Christian and Jewish communities to their new neighbors; the development of interfaith councils and networks; the new theological and pastoral questions that emerge from the pluralistic context; and the recasting of traditional church-state issues in a wider context; and 4) to discern, in light of this work, the emerging meanings of religious “pluralism,” both for religious communities and for public institutions, and to consider the real challenges and opportunities of a public commitment to pluralism in the light of the new religious contours of America. web: <pluralism.org>

Scarboro Missions: A Canadian Roman Catholic Mission Society. Distributes curriculum resources for interfaith work.
web: <www.scarboromissions.ca>

United Religions Initiative: The purpose of the United Religions Initiative is to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings.
web: <www.uri.org>

 

This page is still under construction. More international resources coming soon. If you wish to be added please contact us at <rdc @ rdc.org.nz>.