Review Shows Busy Year for Interfaith Activities

January 17, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: Human Rights Commission

Review shows busy year for interfaith activities

A section of the 2007 Race Relations Report will be released at an Interfaith workshop hosted by Auckland City this Saturday.

The review of interfaith activities reveals a busy and significant year for cooperation and dialogue for the country’s religious communities.

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres said the 2006 census pointed to significant increases in religious diversity in the past decade.

New Zealand had made an important contribution to global interfaith understanding by hosting an international symposium on the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations initiative in May and the Asia-Pacific Interfaith Dialogue at Waitangi (Building Bridges), also in May.