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Anglican Missions seeks interns

Anglican Missions is calling for under graduate and graduate volunteer interns for International Development and Communications roles over the 2021-2022 summer and into the New Year.

Māori bishops urge Covid vigilance

The Māori Anglican Bishops have sent a joint pastoral letter to Hui Amorangi around Aotearoa New Zealand, calling on communities to place vulnerable and at risk whānau at the heart of how they conduct community life under the new “traffic light” Covid-19 Protection Framework.
• Experts look at the traffic light system's flaws 

Pākehā bishops set traffic light plans

Anglican Bishops from the Pākehā dioceses that span Aotearoa New Zealand have issued pastoral guidelines and regulations for how Anglican communities can manage public events and gatherings under the Covid-19 traffic light system.
• We don’t want a church divided because of Covid
• Timaru churches adapt to Vaccine Pass requirements
• Marlborough churches plan for orange

Anglican leaders back climate action

Primates of the provinces of the Anglican Communion meeting online over November 22-23 have called on both Governments and faith communities to take concrete action to mitigate climate change and counter its impact on vulnerable communities.

Primates call for vaccine equity

The Primates of the Anglican Communion have released a communiqué urging the 194 member states who are meeting at the World Health Assembly this week to work toward vaccine equity for all nations and to support education that counters vaccination hesitancy.

Churches gain refugee sponsor help

The New Zealand Government has put new supports in place for the Community Organisation Sponsorship scheme to help churches sponsor a refugee family to settle in Aotearoa.

Anglicans called to act on climate

The Diocese of Wellington is encouraging Anglicans around the motu to speak up as the New Zealand Government’s Climate Commission considers what practical ways the country can combat climate change by reducing its largest carbon emissions.
• CofE bishops emphasise need to keep pressure on Governments

Akld City Mission fears bleak Xmas

In the lead up to Christmas, the Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai worry they won’t be able to meet the needs of the increasing number of families struggling to make ends meet under the prolonged Covid lockdown.
• Auckland Council supports City Mission's angels appeal

Memorial honours NZ war objectors

The Anglican Pacifist Fellowship has welcomed the opening of Dunedin’s Archibald Baxter Peace Garden, which is Aotearoa New Zealand’s first memorial for conscientious objectors to military conscription.

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