Allan Davidson, NZ church historian at the University of Auckland School of Theology, has an interesting piece in the NZ Herald on the history of the opening prayer in parliament – a topic that forms part of the wider current discussion about the nature of New Zealand’s religious identity. See Allan Davidson: Pray for an inclusive ritual – 04 Jun 2007 – Religion and beliefs news – NZ Herald.
Related links include:
- MPs want prayer changes to reflect religious diversity – 01 Jun 2007 – Religion and beliefs news – NZ Herald
- MPs asked if they want to keep Parliament’s Christian prayer – 31 May 2007 – Religion and beliefs news – NZ Herald
- Human Rights Commission // News – The Statement on Religious Diversity – includes link to PDF booklet about the statement.
- Tamaki protests at no religion tag – Stuff.co.nz
- Protesters march on interfaith forum – Stuff.co.nz
- Religious studies would teach society’s diversity – Stuff.co.nz
- Vision Network of New Zealand – Does Religious Diversity Undermine Christian Faith?
- Greenflame » NZ Police launch Religious Diversity Book
- Greenflame » Change of position on religion in schools guidelines