Publications & Research

PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH from the Religious Diversity Centre:


Information about Ramadan 2017 from FIANZ (Federation of the Islamic Associations in New Zealand):

Ramadan 2017


Current Statistics on the Religious Diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand, Compiled by Dr Todd Nachowitz based on the 2013 New Zealand Census. Download pdf here:

Statistics on Religious Diversity in New Zealand


RDC Trust Chair Jocelyn Armstrong has written a resource for teachers entitled “Discovering Diversity: How the diverse values and beliefs of world religions are shaping our identity” (2009), published by Pearson Education New Zealand. The book is available through the RDC Store at <www.rdc.org.nz/store/> or by clicking on the ‘Store’ link above.


ASSOCIATED PUBLICATIONS:

New Zealand’s National Statement on Religious Diversity, prepared by Prof. Paul Morris (RDC Trustee) and the Human Rights Commission. Published by the Human Rights Commission. Download the pdf here:

National Statement on Religious Diversity 2009


“Secular New Zealand and Religious Diversity: From Cultural Evolution to Societal Affirmation.” Prof. Douglas Pratt.  Social Inclusion, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp. 52-64.  April 2016. Download the pdf here:

Secular New Zealand and Religious Diversity (2016)


“Religious Diversity in the New Zealand Workplace: Questions and Concerns” written by Professor Paul Morris, Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington (December 2011), and published by the Human Rights Commission. Download the pdf here:

Religious Diversity in the New Zealand Workplace (2011)


Work and Worship: Religious Diversity in Workplaces in New Zealand by Dr Edwina Pio, University Director of Diversity at the Auckland University of Technology and board member of the Religious Diversity Centre Programme Committee. Edwina’s book addresses the lived religion, or religion in daily life in organisations, showcasing how the sacred is present and influential at work. The book investigates religious diversity and suggests how business leaders can script success in their policies and practices by taking into account the growing workforce of minority religions in their organisations. Work and Worship is currently available through the RDC Store at <www.rdc.org.nz/store/> or by clicking on the ‘Store’ link above.


“Secular Government and Interfaith Dialogue: A Regional Asia-Pacific Initiative.” Prof. Douglas Pratt.  Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp. 42-57.  April 2010. Download the pdf here:

Secular Government and Interfaith Dialogue (2010)


“New Zealand as a Multireligious Society: Recent Census Figures (2006) and Some Relevant Implications” written by Dr Todd Nachowitz. Aotearoa Ethnic Network Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2. Edited by Ruth DeSouza. August 2007. Download the pdf here:

New Zealand as a Multireligious society (2007)


“Human Rights and Religious Diversity” written by Joris de Bres. Aotearoa Ethnic Network Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2. Edited by Ruth DeSouza. August 2007. Download the pdf here:

Human Rights and Religious Diversity (2007)


Prof. Paul Morris’ address to the 2007 National Interfaith Forum in Hamilton, 19 February 2007. Paul’s address details the recent discussions and consultations on the creation and formulation of the National Statement on Religious Diversity. Download the pdf here:

Paul Morris Hamilton address on Statement on Religious Diversity (2007)