Religion

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The opening glass wall was designed to give the experience of worshipping in the garden.

Modern church extension wins big at National Architecture Awards

The church extension, at the back of Parnell's Holy Trinity Cathedral, invites worshippers a peek inside the chapel.

Charlie Hebdo magazine gets death threats following front-page cartoon on Islam

In January 2015, an Islamic extremist attack against the weekly left 12 dead.

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1 NEWS NOW reporter Luke Appleby says the church tells him they’re working to file as soon as possible.

Two Destiny Church charities miss financial records filing deadline, face being stripped of charitable status

Destiny has lodged a late objection with the Department of Internal Affairs in a last-gasp bid to hold on to tax-free privileges.

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King Bhumibol's ashes were enshrined in two Royal temples at Thailand's Grand Palace in Bangkok.

Remains of Thai king enshrined after year-long mourning period

An elaborate five-day funeral ceremony came to an end.

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Are you there God? It's me, Miriama

Fifty years after Lloyd Geering shook the religious establishment, Miriama Kamo asks what we've learnt.

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Pope Francis makes video call to astronauts in Space Station

The Pope chatted with the astronauts for about twenty minutes from the Vatican.

Austria's burqa ban comes into effect

The law prohibits any kind of full-face covering and claims to protect Austria's values.

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Allegations that religious education in our public schools is leading to bullying and potential grooming are being slammed.

Watch: 'There are no secrets' – parents and church clash over religious education in schools

"It is scaremongering. It is not truthful and it is not the correct view."

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The Secular Education Network want the government to end religious education in state schools.

'Most parents are pretty shocked' - new push to block religious teaching in Kiwi state schools

A campaign starts today to bring about change in New Zealand state schools.

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The Church of the Holy Innocents in Peel Forest near Geraldine has been brought back to life.

'Great, just wonderful' – South Canterbury church has first service after being torn apart in 2010 quake

The Church of the Holy Innocents in Peel Forest near Geraldine has been brought back to life.

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Lilia Tarawa is the granddaughter of Hopeful Christian, who runs the West Coast sect.

Full interview: Sunday meets Lilia, who is trying to reprogramme her mind after a lifetime of propaganda at Gloriavale

Lilia Tarawa is the granddaughter of Hopeful Christian, who runs the West Coast sect.

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Lilia Tarawa has undergone a transformation after leaving the Gloriavale Christian Community, and is speaking out about female repression within the church.

'I'm sexy and I know it' - Ex-Gloriavale member speaks out about women's repression within the church

A decade has passed since SUNDAY first spoke to Lilia Tarawa, and she's undergone a dramatic transformation since leaving Gloriavale church.

Australian MPs caution against burqa ban despite public support

A poll found 57 per cent of Australians support banning the burqa in public places.

Ban placed on 'instant divorce' practice by Muslim Indian men

India used to allow a Muslim man to separate from his wife by saying "divorce" three times.

Video: 'Inciting violence, verging on hate speech' - Baptist leader, Human Rights boss slam Auckland pastor's 'shameful' sermon

Logan Robertson from Westcity Baptist Church has also told his congregation not to vote for Labour’s leader.

Priest jailed for sex abuse released amid fears of reoffence

A notorious Boston Roman Catholic priest jailed for rape and sexual abuse in the 80s has been released back into the community without an electronic monitoring bracelet.

Watch: And there it goes! Buddhist temple collapses in floodwaters

The moment of the surreal sinking was captured by the temple's abbot.

Jerusalem's Old City.

Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops turn violent after metal detectors installed outside Jerusalem shrine

Three Palestinians were killed and dozens more were injured after protests over the installation of metal detectors outside a Jerusalem shrine turned violent.

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The actor was spotted before he flew out the country today after filming Mission Impossible 6.

Video: Hollywood star Tom Cruise spotted checking out Auckland's Church of Scientology

Cruise, a Scientologist, has been working in Otago, filming Mission Impossible 6.

Video: Smiling Cardinal Pell arrives in Australia to face historic sex abuse charges

The 76-year-old was pictured early this morning leaving Sydney Airport.

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Photographer Glen Howey pieced together this incredible collage.

Video: Incredible 360 degree view inside ruins of Christchurch's Catholic Basilica

"It's history and if we don't get to see that, that's a loss."

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The Anglican Church commissioned the survey, which overwhelmingly showed people want action.

Cantabrians split on whether quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral should be restored

The Anglican Church commissioned the survey, which overwhelmingly showed people want action.

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This time, Canadian pinup PM Justin Trudeau was the recipient of the pontiff's displeased expression

It wasn't Donald Trump's fault! The Pope pulls out his glum photo face again

This time, Canadian pinup PM Justin Trudeau was the recipient of the pontiff's displeased expression

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The meeting comes as the Government releases recommendations that the church be restored.

MPs try and hasten decision on fate of Christchurch's quake-damaged cathedral

Several political parties have agreed to hold hands and try to bring an end to years of delays and deadlocks.

'So loving' - Kiwi who taught the Pope how to hongi has kind words on pontiff's compassion for the sick

Dr Melanie Cheung met the Pope in Rome due to her ground-breaking research into Huntington's disease.

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Bishop Victoria Matthews sits down with Seven Sharp to explain why Christchurch Cathedral's future is still uncertain after six years.

Exclusive: 'Attacks have been brutal and insensitive' - under-fire Bishop speaks about six-year delay to sort out Cathedral

Bishop Victoria Matthews sits down with Seven Sharp to explain why Christchurch Cathedral's future is still uncertain after six years.

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