In every census, New Zealanders are asked to indicate their religious affiliation. The results seem to indicate a significant decline in religious attendance, but what is driving this decline and is it true across all demographics and faith communities?
In an attempt to ‘get in behind the numbers’, in May this year the Wilberforce Foundation published a detailed study of New Zealander’s attitudes to faith and belief. It follows a similar study undertaken in Australia. It looks at the reasons for the decline and indicates areas where faith communities are having a recognised impact.
Chris Clarke will share the study results, the comparisons with Australia, and lead a discussion on how faith communities might choose to respond.
No charge for this event
Archway 3 Lecture Theatre
University of Otago