New Zealand Diversity Forum 2014

New Zealand Diversity Forum

Celebrating its 10th year, the annual New Zealand Diversity Forum continues to bring together communities, central and local government, the public sector, the voluntary sector, business, civil society and young people from around the country to promote harmonious race relations in Aotearoa.

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Inter-faith collaboration can benefit Singapore

Inter-faith collaboration can benefit Singapore

SINGAPORE: It’s critical that the different communities in a society like Singapore build strong bonds across religious lines, said Minister of State for Education and Communications & Information Sim Ann.

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WCC announces September Interfaith Summit on Climate Change

WCC on climate change

The World Council of Churches (WCC) announced it will hold an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change on September 21-22 in New York City. At the summit, organized together with Religions for Peace, more than 30 religious leaders will take a united stand to encourage international and political leaders to address concretely the causes and consequences of climate change.

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Religions for the Earth Conference

Religions for the Earth Conference

Religions for the Earth Conference

This September, more than 200 religious and spiritual leaders of diverse traditions from all corners of the globe will convene at Union Theological Seminary in New York for a dialogue about spirituality and faith based action on climate change.

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Interfaith and Youth

youthsYoung people are taking up active roles in many interfaith arenas of activity. Young people with determination can reap the harvest of cooperation, understanding and peaceful development.

Regional Interfaith Dialogue endorses further exchanges between people (e.g. young people, students, teachers, religious leaders, academics) of different faiths, within and between countries, and at the grassroots communal levels. Improvements to the religious education curriculum facilitate moderate religious views among young people.

The development of resources for teaching young people about other faiths that are acceptable to the relevant religious communities and to educators is a critical education resource needed in this region.

Strengthening multi-religious youth networks across the region, encouraging cooperation, including through exchange programs, camps and training programs are all recommended activities for creating interfaith cooperation and understanding by young people.

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Global Solutions: Call for Peace among the Religions

David Oughton, Professor of Theological Studies at St. Louis University and Board Member of Global Solutions’ St. Louis Chapter, spoke on the responsibility of world religions to take an active role in building a firm foundation for world peace and in promoting the ideals of a global community.

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