Muslim Transfer Holiday
This week Spiritual Outlook examines the call by Muslims in New Zealand for more flexibility in observing religious holidays.
Muslims think they should be able to swap some of the public holidays in this country for their own religious observances. The Federation of Islamic Associations in New Zealand plans to take the matter up with government.
David Steemson finds out how members of other religious minorities in this country may feel about the idea. He discovers that although Indonesia and Malaysia are populous Muslim states, there, the sacred holidays observed by Muslim, Christian Hindu and Buddhist alike all get official recognition.