exploring, discerning and engaging the deep diversities of planet earth

EarthDiverse News:


Registration for all Term 4 courses is now available on our Registration page.

NEW HISTORY SERIES: EarthDiverse begins a new series of History courses in Term 4. Our first Course looks at the “History of Death” and explores the subject of death from the perspective of several different disciplines: religion, (both traditional and contemporary), philosophy, art, literature, music and film. Our second History offering begins a new series of courses on Art History, with our Term 4 offering “An Introduction to European Art History.” A new series of Māori History courses is also coming in 2021, so stay tuned for details! For information on our new History courses, click here.

NEW LANGUAGE COURSES COMING IN 2021: In addition to our Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, and Urdu courses, EarthDiverse will begin offering Japanese in 2021 Term 1.

DISTANCE-LEARNING OPTIONS AVAILABLE: EarthDiverse offers hybrid ‘In-Class’ and ‘Live-streaming Distance Learning’ options for most of our courses. Distance-learning options have been added for those living outside the Waikato or for those unable to attend our in-person classes. Adult Learners outside the Waikato can now attend live-streamed classes or watch the video recorded sessions to study and learn at their own pace. See our Classes, Religious Diversity, Language, History or Mythology pages for details.

News: Statistics New Zealand released its Level 1 figures from the 2018 New Zealand Census in September 2019. The 2018 Census figures on New Zealand’s Religious Diversity have been summarised by EarthDiverse and are available for download on our Publications page here.

News: We’re in the process of adding additional links that detail minority community organisations (e.g. Indian organisations and associations), and bibliographies on published academic research on minority communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Indian Diaspora in New Zealand pages have already been added with additional minority community information coming in the future.


Please see our Upcoming Events page for more details.

Thursday 1 October 2020 – Marilyn Garson, author of “Still Lives: A Memoir of Gaza” speaks on the Israeli-Palestinian situation. Venue: University of Waikato, Management Building, Room MSB105, 6:00pm. Registration for this event is free, but due to Covid-19 Level restrictions, registration is essential in order to attend. In order to attend, you must register at <www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/still-lives-a-memoir-of-gaza-by-marilyn-garson-tickets-119201999389>.

Sunday 1 November 2020Waikato Interfaith Council Annual Interfaith Service, Sunday 1 November 2020, 4:00-5:30pm. Hamilton City Council Reception Lounge. Multifaith service 4:00-5:30pm, followed at 5:30-6:00pm with tea/coffee social. Details coming soon.

September 2021: National Interfaith Forum: The 13th National Interfaith Forum has been postponed due to Covid-19. Originally scheduled to be held the weekend of Friday 11 September through Sunday 13 September 2020 in Tauranga, the event has been postponed until September 2021. NIFF 2021 is being cosponsored by the Tauranga Moāna Interfaith Council and the Waikato Interfaith Council. Stay tuned for more information, coming soon!

site last updated 14 October 2020.