New Zealand: Religious Diversity Classes

New Zealand Diversity Class

The Religious Diversity Centre and the Waikato Interfaith Council are pleased to announce their Term 3 classes in Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga. Classes run for eight weeks (from 1 August through 21 September 2018), and in Terms 3 & 4 will focus on Selected Topics in Contemporary Belief and Practice.


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 Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton throughout the 2018 school year. Dates for each Term and for each location are available below. There are no prerequisites and each Term can be taken independently of the others.

Exploring the diverse belief traditions contributing to New Zealand society

Learn about the history, development and contemporary practice of the world’s major religions and ‘isms’ throughout 2018. Each Term has a different focus and covers different material. Terms 1 and 2 will focus on the history and development of each of the world’s main faith and belief traditions (including secularism), while Terms 3 and 4 will focus on Selected Topics in the Contemporary Practice of each of the major world religions. In the first half of the year, we will explore the history and development of each of the world religions, focusing on the Western Traditions in Term 1 and the Eastern Traditions in Term 2. In the second half of the year, we will look at selected topics in the contemporary practice of religion, focusing on a different topic during each class, and viewing how each religion approaches that particular topic. Please note that all classes are taught objectively.

Detailed Syllabi are available at the start of each Term. Any Term can be taken independently of the others, and there are no prerequisites for any of the Term courses.

Certificates of Completion for each Term course are available for Professional Development purposes upon request.

More information and enrolment details found here: