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Islamic Awareness Week

21 August 2016

Islamic Awareness Week

The New Zealand Jewish Council wishes the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand success for this year’s Islam Awareness Week, which has the theme “Dialogue and peaceful co-existence.”

“Dialogue and peaceful coexistence are important for the whole of New Zealand society as well as for the minority religious communities who live here,” said New Zealand Jewish Council president Stephen Goodman.

Jews share with Muslims the difficulties and pain of being stigmatised in this country for activities of co-religionists outside New Zealand’s shores.

Dialogue, and helping other Kiwis understand our religions and lifestyles, is the best way to overcome ignorance and prejudice, and this is what Islam Awareness Week will help achieve, Mr Goodman concluded.

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