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Telling the stories of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia

Relying on God the mother

Peter Carrell cracks open this Sunday's readings and finds God the mother who provides for all her faithful children's needs.

Don't go beyond whanau, says Whaiti

Te Runanga Whaiti of the Anglican Church is protesting changes to child welfare law which could marginalise whanau and hapu in the care of at-risk tamariki. 
• Read the statement

Church leaders urge mercy for students

Leaders of New Zealand's Catholic, Anglican and Methodist churches have urged the Government not to deport Indian students caught up in an immigration fraud. 
• The church leaders' statement
• Indian students get day's reprieve
• Students to leave NZ and reapply  

The unholiness of hate

Derek Tovey unpacks the demands of this week's readings on all who hope for holiness: to care for the poor, be fair to workers and love those who hurt or threaten you.  

SWG positive about Way Forward

The working group charged with finding “structural arrangements” to allow those with clashing convictions on same-gender blessings to stay together in the same church is optimistic about where it’s at. 
• The January 2017 report
• The first report - the full text  

Making the Kingdom real

Peter Carrell wrangles with this week's gospel question: How do we make Jesus' vision of the Kingdom real in our lives?

Operation SOS

Decade of Mission? We’re on to it – that’s the message which came loud (and very loud it was, too) and clear out of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Auckland today...

Bishop Richard, installed

Bishop Richard Wallace was today installed as the second Bishop of Te Wai Pounamu, as the heavens declared their blessing.
• New Maori bishop for the South Island  

Bishop Richard Wallace ordained

The Venerable Richard Wallace is ordained at Onuku Marae, a scene of pivotal Kāi Tahu events, and personal events. 
• Stepping out of the boat - Saturday's sermon


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