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Upcoming events for The Inclusive Faith Project

The Inclusive Faith Project is an initiative of the Office of Disability Issues, a co-designed strategy with the objective of full participation of disabled persons in the life and practice of their faith communities for mutual benefit of all. Full participation means everyone is included in their place of worship. 

The Purpose

Empathy, respect, justice, social enrichment and cohesion are worth the effort. Our many and diverse abilities and lived experiences are to be recognised and celebrated. Some of the practical outcomes of The Inclusive Faith Project will include resources for further engagement wherever a disabled person of faith lives. The process itself will enrich participants’ understanding of disability issues and interfaith relationships.

Who’s involved?

NZ’s Religious Diversity Centre, Yes Disability, Office of Disability Issues, The NZ Human Rights Commission, Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono, NZ Muslims Association and others are partnering nationally and locally in this multi-sector multi-faith initiative.

Get involved

A series of regional gatherings have been organised to bring disabled people into conversation with faith influencers and leaders, so obstacles can be identified and overcome.

Registration is open for the first two events: 

  • Palmerston North – Wednesday 29 June, 9am – 1pm at Palmerston North Community Leisure Centre. Click HERE to register your attendance.
  • Hamilton – Wednesday 6 July, 9am – 1pm at Western Community Centre. Click HERE to register your attendance.

Registration for events in the following regions will be open closer to the times: 

  • 20 July – Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
  • 3 August – Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington
  • 10 August – Te Tai Tokerau Northland
  • 23 August – Ōtepoti Dunedin
  • 25 August – Ōtautahi Christchurch