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Anglicans welcome broader inquiry

A broader investigation into the historic abuse of children in institutions was always needed, says Archbishop Philip Richardson. He's welcomed news that the Royal Commission of Inquiry will now include children in the care of faith-based institutions.
• The PM's statement on the extension of the inquiry

New Archbishop announced

The Archbishops have announced who is to become the next Bishop of Polynesia. He's an ethnic Fijian man who has demonstrated his courage – and his readiness to serve Polynesians of every ethnic background.
• Vigils - and Vigilantes

Xmas story free to 85K kids

The Bible Society New Zealand is inviting churches to join its giveaway of thousands of fully illustrated children’s Christmas story books across Aotearoa New Zealand this year.

Seeking justice for Naboth…

The Old Testament story of Naboth's Vineyard is about a man who refuses to sell his inherited land to the king. So his queen has Naboth stoned, and dogs lick his blood. It's a story missionaries reached for when they tried, and failed, to save the iwi land on which downtown Tauranga is built.
• The General Synod apology to the Tauranga Moana hapu
• Naboth's Vineyard: the Reese report
• The day General Synod said sorry - a report

Study reveals NZ faith trends

A recently completed study of faith and belief in Aotearoa offers both good and bad news on the New Zealand public's view of Christians and the church.

Synods ban gay conversion therapy

Three New Zealand diocesan synods have passed motions opposing the practice of gay conversion therapy.

Lost and found in Sandringham

A story about how retying a bell rope has reconnected an Auckland parish with its history.
• RNZ Morning Report story - with Jacynthia
• Bishop's son WW1 war hero

I was in prison…

And you visited me. About 150 well-wishers from nga hau e wha piled into an Auckland rest home yesterday to celebrate a remarkable life in prison ministry.

Making noise on Armistice Day

Hui Amorangi and dioceses are being invited to join in a 'roaring chorus' to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. 


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Andrew Brown

The CofE should learn from Harry Potter at Halloween

Andrew Brown

The CofE should learn from Harry Potter at Halloween

Hirini Kaa

150 years of the Bible in te reo Māori

Hirini Kaa

150 years of the Bible in te reo Māori

Alice Wu

The power of words: speaking hate or grace

Alice Wu

The power of words: speaking hate or grace

Wes Granberg-Michaelson

Time to convict crimes against creation

Wes Granberg-Michaelson

Time to convict crimes against creation

Liz Caughey

Harry Potter or Theology? Both.

Liz Caughey

Harry Potter or Theology? Both.

Giles Fraser

Time to give 'one minute silence' a break

Giles Fraser

Time to give 'one minute silence' a break

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Anglican Taonga Winter 2018