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Why mark West Papua’s Day?

Dunedin-based commemorations’ historian George Davis explains why it is important for people who care about indigenous human rights to remember West Papua on its Morning Star Day – the first of December.

'Another step in the long journey...'

Here's the full text of the short speech made by Kelvin Clout, Tauranga's Deputy Mayor, after the Bishops had made their apology.

Bishop Andrew's sorrow

Here's the speech that the Bishop of Waiapu, Rt Rev Andrew Hedge gave at the presentation of the Apology to Nga Iwi o Tauranga Moana on Saturday 1 December 2018.

The background to the Te Papa land loss

Here's the full text of the history backgrounder which Dr Allistair Reese gave to Saturday's hui...

What the Bible told me changed

Peter Lineham talks about the reasons behind his 2018 video project 'Time for Love' where New Zealanders who care about the Bible explain what changed their Christian view of homosexuality.

The GSSC letter to Archbishop Davies

The General Synod Standing Committee has today sent an open letter to Archbishop Glenn Davies in response to his proposal that this church should recognise "an alternative expression of Anglicanism in New Zealand." You can read the unedited text of that GSSC letter here.

Royal Commission of Inquiry scope expanded

Here's the full text of today's Government statement confirming that scope of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the historical abuse of children in agencies has been broadened.

Vigils and vigilantes

In Easter 2007, after the coup which brought Commodore Frank Bainimarama to power, thereby restoring the possibility of a government that served all Fijians, Taonga magazine published a collection of stories which sought to give the perspective of Fiji Anglicans on their country's plight. One of these is reproduced below.   

Naboth's Vineyard

Dr Alistair Reese has prepared a summary of his report Te Papa: Naboth's Vineyard? Towards Reconciliation in Tauranga Moana. That 38 page document is attached as a PDF.

The apology to the Tauranga Moana hapu

Motions on gay conversion therapy

Tiki's journey

"We have such happy memories..."

It takes us all to end violence

Bishop-elect Peter Carrell's CV


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Anglican Taonga Winter 2018