Whenever I read about religious diversity these days my automatic reaction is that real diversity is going to be ignored. A big part of our true religious diversity is the fact that one third of New Zealanders declare themselves as non-religious. When these are ignored then our true diversity is ignored.
This happened with the National Statement of Religious Diversity which only gave lip service to this fact. It, for example, declared that: “Faith communities and their members have a right to safety and security.” What does this imply about the safety of the non-religious?