Christchurch mosque massacre is yet another addition to our hall of shame!

The horrifying massacre of forty-nine Muslims in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, has shaken the entire world. New Zealand is known for its pluralistic history and pro-diversity policies. The incident is a somber reminder that issues of religious, ethnic and racial divisions and ‘othering’ are not only evident, mostly in a subtle way, inContinue reading “Christchurch mosque massacre is yet another addition to our hall of shame!”

Role of education in countering extremism and intolerance

Dr. Jawad Syed recently spoke with the newspaper, Pakistan Today, about “Role of Education in Countering Extremism and Intolerance”. He spoke about the importance of tolerance in educational institutes and sharing of knowledge, belief and ideas without conflict. On April 13, 2017, Mashal Khan, 23, a student at the Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan wasContinue reading “Role of education in countering extremism and intolerance”

Professor Edwina Pio appointed as a trustee of the religious diversity centre

Professor Edwina Pio (centre) with Adrian Rurawhe – assistant speaker Labour, Dame Susan Devoy – race relations commissioner, Dr Maureen Siehr (Director Interfaith Scotland), Jocelyn Armstrong – Chair Religious Diversity Centre, Labour MP Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki, and trustees of the Religious Diversity Centre. Professor Edwina Pio, who works and researches in the area of religious diversityContinue reading “Professor Edwina Pio appointed as a trustee of the religious diversity centre”

Ethnicity and diversity: Why we need top of the cliff solutions

By Leonie Hayden PROFESSOR EDWINA PIO PRESENTING HER BOOK ‘WORK AND WORSHIP’ AT THE 2016 NATIONAL INTERFAITH FORUM. IMAGE: INTERFAITH NZ The experiences of migrants and refugees are addressed in an annual summit hosted by AUT’s Immigration and Inclusion Research Group. This year a range of speakers will be tackling the workplace. “We are inContinue reading “Ethnicity and diversity: Why we need top of the cliff solutions”

Ideological and Legislative Responses to Terrorism

Panel Discussion and Press Conference on “Ideological and Legislative Responses to Terrorism,” hosted by the Interfaith Unity for Tolerance (IFUT). (Symphony Space, New York, 24 June 2017). Panelists: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Professor Jawad Syed Professor Edwina Pio Professor Tahir Kamran A unique combination of academic and legislative efforts, this event presented a coherent response toContinue reading “Ideological and Legislative Responses to Terrorism”