New Zealand as a Multireligious Society: Recent Census Figures and Some Relevant Implications

Todd Nachowitz


Let’s face it; we are a religiously diverse nation. Over the years there’s been much talk and a lot written about our rising cultural diversity, but the significant increases in the horizontal growth of our faith-based communities are little mentioned. We embrace the multicultural dimensions of New Zealand as we sample the cuisine at ethnic restaurants, take yoga and tai chi classes, and attend cultural functions in our public places. We enjoy the fruits of our increasingly cosmopolitan country and, hopefully, become more tolerant of difference. But is tolerance really enough?

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Courtesy: AEN Journal


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