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News: EarthDiverse is pleased to announce its 2019 class offerings for Term 3, which begin the week of Monday 29 July and run through Friday 20 September 2019. Religious Diversity Classes for Term 3 are being held in Hamilton, Tauranga and Te Awamutu. Language classes in both Hindi (हिन्दी) and Hebrew (עִבְרִית‎) are being offered for the first time in Term 3. For information on these classes please click here, or use the Classes link in the menu above. Term 4 classes begin the week of Monday 14 October 2019.


Saturday 17th August 2019: EarthDiverse, the Waikato Interfaith Council, the Waikato Multicultural Council, GoEco, the Waikato Muslim Association, Friends of Waiwhakareke, and the Hamilton City Council are co-organising a Community-wide tree planting event to take place in Hamilton for Saturday 17 August 2019, 10:30am-2:00pm (Rain or Shine). Bring a spade or shovel (if you have one), and gumboots, hat, some gardening gloves and some water. Otherwise, just come and bring a a smile. If you don’t want to dig there will be other ways to help out (like helping out with serving a light lunch). A light lunch will be served (courtesy of Kaivolution, GoEco, WIFCO, the Bahá’í Community and the Waikato Muslim Association). 100 people would mean planting 5-10 saplings each. Mark this date in your diaries! Come and help offset your carbon usage!

Spirit of Art / Art of Spirit:  A Collection of Events Celebrating the Sacred Nature of Creativity.  A month of exhibitions, talks, readings and practical workshops to be held between 24th August and 30 September 2019.

EarthDiverse and the Waikato Interfaith Council are pleased to announce a a series of talks, readings, practical workshops and an ongoing exhibition devoted to the theme of Art and Spirituality to be held between 24th August and 30 September 2019. Event venues: Lady Goodfellow Chapel, University of Waikato. Specific events can be found on our “Spirit of Art” page by clicking here.

Monday 19 August: COMPASSIONATE CONVERSATIONS: Talks on the subject of Compasssion from a range of faith & belief perspectives. Clarence Street Theatre, Hamilton, 7:00-9:00pm.

The Waikato Interfaith Council, the Waikato Muslim Association and EarthDiverse are pleased to present an evening of talks from a variety of faith and belief perspectives on the topic of Compassion. The evening will also include a presentation of a series of short digital stories from WIFCO’s Tales of Compassion website,  as well as a performance from the Waikato Interfaith Choir. This event is a part of Islam Awareness Week, and is one of the many events taking place between 18-31 August as a part of the Spirit of Art/Art of Spirit celebration. It is also free and open to the public. All are invited to attend!

Saturday 19 October: The Waikato Interfaith Council and EarthDiverse are cosponsoring an Open Day for the public to visit a participating House of Worship of your choice. Please feel free to visit any one of the participating Centres on Saturday 19 October 2019 between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Members of each respective community will be there to greet you and answer any questions you may have. For more information, please see our Events ➞ Upcoming Events page.

These events are free and open to the public.

site last updated 18 August 2019.