Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Inter-Faith Tree Planting: 1 September 2012, Hamilton NZ


The Waikato Interfaith Council would like to invite you and others to the following events to celebrate Islam Awareness Week, Mon 27 Aug through Saturday 1 Sept .  We're hoping you can make it to any (or all!) of them.  

1. Islam Awareness Week Evening Programme: 

Tuesday 28th August 7:00-9:00pm.  Hamilton City Council Reception Lounge, Garden Place.  Mix and Mingle from 6:30pm, Programme begins at 7pm. 

The Waikato Muslim Association is proud to present an Evening Programme to kick off Islam Awareness Week, with the theme this year "Our Environment: Our Rights and Responsibilities" 

The Waikato Interfaith Council will be providing support with a number of speakers that represent the wide variety of the faith and belief communities here in the Waikato.  Speakers from the Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish,  Muslim and other communities will give brief presentations on their faith's relationship with the environment.  All are invited.  

2. Mosque Open Day:

Saturday 1 September, 10:00-11:00am, Mosque, crn of Heaphy Terrace and Boundary Rd.
All are invited and most welcome to attend.  The WMA has organised a formal programme from 10-11am at the mosque, followed by the mosque being open to receive visitors from about 11:00am-1:00pm. 

3. Interfaith Tree Planting at Waiwhakareke Reserve:

Saturday 1 September, 2:00-4:00pm. Location: Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park (across from the main entrance to the Hamilton Zoo, Brymer Road). Follow signs for "Community Event".

In celebration of the coming of Spring, and to commemorate Islam Awareness Week, the Waikato Interfaith Council would like to invite you to come and join us on the first day of Spring to do our bit for the environment.  This event supports the Waikato Muslim Association in celebrating Islam Awareness Week, and its theme this year: "the environment: our rights and responsibilities".  We've invited ethnic and faith community leaders in the Waikato to get their communities on board and come and join us for an hour or two, plant some trees and join us for a BBQ (sponsored by the Waikato Muslim Association) afterwards.  We've got members from a wide variety of the Waikato's various ethnic and faith/belief communities to come and join us for some real down to earth fun.  

So come and support multicultural and interfaith activities in the Waikato, and the the Hamilton City Council's Waiwhakareke Reserve with its long-term vision of wetland restoration.  For more information on Waiwhakareke and its award-winning natural heritage park, please visit <www.waiwhakareke.co.nz> for an overview of the project.  For more information on this event, please visit the Waikato Interfaith Council's website at <http://wifco.wikispaces.com>, and download a pdf map of the location so you can find us on the day.

Please meet at 2pm sharp in the car park across from the main entrance to the Hamilton Zoo.  Follow the signs that say "Community Event" to point you in the right direction.  We'll be having an orientation and safety briefing beginning at 2pm at the far end of the car park.  From there we'll walk down to the planting site and get started. Plan on spending close to an hour planting, followed by a BBQ back at the car park.

If you don't have a spade, we'll have a few extras on hand, so don't let that deter you from joining us!

What to bring:  gumboots, a spade for planting, and a sun hat!


RSVP REQUESTED: If you plan to attend, please email <wifcoevents@gmail.com> so we have a good idea of how many saplings we'll need.  

This event is kid friendly! 



Please forward this notice on to your networks and respective communities.

Looking forward to seeing you to celebrate our diverse community and the coming of Spring!
in peace,



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