Religions are beginning to see one another as interoperable partners rather than as rivals. This sense of competition was seen in a headline in the Herald on Tuesday, October 2: “Christian faith losing out to other religions”. It’s hard for the New Zealand media to accept the idea of religions in partnership because it doesn’t fit the New Zealand secular stereotype of secularity’s own traditional religion, Christianity. It’s not the media’s fault entirely. The last time I arranged for Muslim, Jewish and Maori speakers to address my parish congregation, reporters asked whether I had “lost my faith” and the local bishop and his top committee discussed me behind my back.
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