Secular New Zealand and Religious Diversity: From Cultural Evolution to Societal Affirmation

  title={Secular New Zealand and Religious Diversity: From Cultural Evolution to Societal Affirmation},
  author={Douglas Pratt},
  journal={Social Inclusion},
  • D. Pratt
  • Published 19 April 2016
  • History
  • Social Inclusion
About a century ago New Zealand was a predominantly white Anglo-Saxon Christian nation, flavoured only by diversities of Christianity. A declining indigenous population (Maori) for the most part had been successfully converted as a result of 19th century missionary endeavour. In 2007, in response to increased presence of diverse religions, a national Statement on Religious Diversity was launched. During the last quarter of the 20th century the rise of immigrant communities, with their various… 

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