Interfaith Events in Auckland

Ko tātou, tātou: We are One
Interfaith Prayers for Peace

Ko tātou, tātou | We are One

An Inter-faith prayers for peace event to remember the lives lost last March 15th is happening this Sunday, March 15th 2020, 2:00pm to 3:30pm, at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell.

The Auckland Inter-faith Council is bringing members of the Inter-faith network together on Sunday, March 15th to remember those whose lives were lost one year ago in the mosques of Christchurch. The tragic events of March 15th 2019 inspire us to work together and pray for peace, looking forward with hope as we build a harmonious society.

All are welcome at this service which will bring together members of different faith groups to promote compassion and harmony.  The service will include prayer, live song, readings & time for quiet reflection.

To stay in touch with all the latest details, please follow the Facebook Event page by clicking the button below.

Peacenic
A Picnic for Peace

THIS YEAR’S EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2020. REFER TO FACEBOOK EVENT DISCUSSION FOR MORE INFO.

Peacenic - a picnic for Peace
Auckland Domain Band Rotunda
March 22nd, 11am to 3pm

The Council of Christians and Muslims (CCM) are proud to bring to you the fifth annual Peacenic – a picnic for peace.

This year’s picnic will be held in the Auckland Domain on Sunday, March 22nd 11:00am to 3:00pm.  Gather near the band rotunda.   The picnic has been scheduled during March in recognition of the significant events that occur during this month, including:
– International Women’s Day
– The death of 51 New Zealanders on the 15th of March 2019; and
– Race Relations Day

Join CCM for their fifth Peacenic! All welcome. #Peacenic2020

For further inquiries about the event please contact:
info@peacenic.org.nz, or follow the Facebook Event page by clicking the button below.

Poem and article relating to Matthew 5:38-48

Linda Cowan writes:

This poem fits with Sunday’s reading from Matthew 5: 38–48  – and also Kathleen Rushton’s article in the latest Tui Motu [“Give your cloak as well,” no. 212, February 2017, p. 22-23] which is really good!

Revolution

The enemy:
            love them
The oppressor:
            walk the mile with them
The Master:
            turn the other cheek to them

This doormat faith
seems too much to bear
in a world where those who bully
always seem to win

The enemy:
            imbalance them with love
The oppressor:
            shame the law that oppresses
The Master:
           turn the cheek as an equal

This rebellious faith
seems too much to bear
in a world where those who bully
are loved back to justice by the bullied

But this is heaven’s revolution
and we are called into it
come let us worship
love’s rebel, Jesus

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Mucky Paws.