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40+800 = Celebration

Last Sunday, congregations gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first ordinations of women to the priesthood here – and to celebrate the contributions of women, past, present and future.

SJCTB opens 'new initiatives' fund

The St John's College Trust Board and Te Kotahitanga have developed a new approach to funding Anglican education across Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

Face-to-face interfaith

Leaders of New Zealand’s many faiths met in Auckland last week. Their aim? To foster the development of good relationships between their communities, and to seek action on common concerns.

“Mission Impossible”? Perhaps not...

Bottom-up works better than top-down - that's one of the conclusions that could be drawn from a Decade of Mission hui held in Wellington this week.

Celebrating women's priesthood

Next month this Church celebrates our achievement as one of the first provinces in the Anglican Communion to ordain women to the priesthood - forty years ago.
• 40th anniversary of women's ordination to the priesthood liturgy

“Contamination” slur challenged

Destiny Church’s self-declared bishop Brian Tamaki has suggested that gay and lesbian clergy pollute the church. He’s been challenged on those comments.
• Archbishop condemns Brian Tamaki's comment

What the stats aren’t telling us…

Charles Waldegrave has been a warrior for social justice for decades. Taonga has been talking with him about one of his latest tasks.

Bible Society gifts Xmas Good News

The Bible Society of New Zealand is giving away thousands of their brand-new children's picture book nativity for Christmas 2017.

Forum reviews 3-Tikanga model

The Anglican Church adopted its three tikanga constitution in 1992. Time then, for “critical reflection on the radical step taken then.” That’s the premise of a three-day forum which began today at St John’s College.


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Kelvin Wright

Spiritual direction: time to listen

Kelvin Wright

Spiritual direction: time to listen

Giles Fraser

How Santa made St Nick a symbol of greed

Giles Fraser

How Santa made St Nick a symbol of greed

Mark MacDonald

Inculturation: the gospel as gift for each people

Mark MacDonald

Inculturation: the gospel as gift for each people

Rachel Smalley

Studying religions in school counteracts fear

Rachel Smalley

Studying religions in school counteracts fear

Sophia Deboick

Dear Vatican: scattering ashes is old news

Sophia Deboick

Dear Vatican: scattering ashes is old news

Muriel Porter

How clergy became scapegoats of the sex abuse crisis

Muriel Porter

How clergy became scapegoats of the sex abuse crisis

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