Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Muslim communities conference a first

Muslim communities conference a first for New Zealand

A conference aimed at informing service providers about issues facing Muslim communities will be the first of its kind in New Zealand. The two day forum "Working with Muslim Communities in New Zealand" is being held in Auckland on 14 and 15 April.

The forum is aimed at health, education, social services and employment staff in the government and non government sectors as well as community organisations who assist and provide care to refugees and migrants from Muslim backgrounds. The purpose of the forum is to enable these service providers to gain greater insight into the cultural and religious issues of people from New Zealand's ethnically diverse Muslim communities.

These communities include people from South and South East Asia, Afghanistan, former Yugoslavia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Egypt, Somalia, the Sudan, Tunisia and Algeria. The 2001 census recorded the number of Muslim people in New Zealand as 23,415 with Auckland home to the largest group of Muslim peoples.

The forum has been organised by members of the Afghani and Somali Muslim communities and the Umma Trust. Discussion topics include the importance of religious identity to peoples of Islamic faith, the barriers to integration in New Zealand society facing Muslim refugee and migrant communities, models of working in partnership with Muslim communities, the issues facing Muslim youth and the role of Muslim women in New Zealand.

This forum has the support of the Federation of Islamic Associations New Zealand (FIANZ). Joris de Bres, Race Relations Commissioner will be delivering the opening speech.

The Conference is being held at Zayed Girls College, 44 Westney Rd, Mangere, Auckland.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news