While the standoff at Wakeria prison has been resolved – thanks to iwi intervention – it has once again highlighted the failure of Aotearoa New Zealand’s system of imprisonment and justice. Here three Māori Anglican priests lay out four key ways Mihinare can respond.
The Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have released a video message of peace and hope for Christmas 2020.
The Diocese of Polynesia is putting phase one of its Anglican Missions-supported response and recovery plan into action in Fiji, co-ordinating damage assessments, responding to immediate emergency needs and considering options for longer-term recovery.
Anglican clergy in Aotearoa New Zealand have signed on to a global interfaith declaration that calls for equal human rights and positive recognition of people’s natural diversity of gender and sexuality.
• Global religious leaders call for ban on conversion therapy
• Senior religious leaders call for decriminalisation of LGBT people
Anglican Missions have launched an appeal for the Diocese of Polynesia’s Fiji response after category 5 Tropical Cyclone Yasa lashed the country last night.
• Fiji’s Vanua Levu pummelled by Tropical Cyclone Yasa overnight
• Cyclone Yasa: Category 5 cyclone hits Fiji
• Two people die due to Cyclone Yasa
• Cyclone Yasa aftermath: widespread destruction
Today the Anglican Women’s Studies Council held the Christchurch launch of their newly published anthology of women clergy’s stories that celebrate 40 years of women’s ordination in this province.
Rev Dr Hirini Kaa has published a groundbreaking history of Te Hāhi Mihinare that centres on the dynamic relationship between Māori forms of knowledge and Christianity amongst the women and men who nurtured the Māori Anglican Church as an indigenous church.
A group of 13 and 14 year-old Anglican school students from Dilworth Rural Campus have gifted a sleepout building they constructed themselves, to support a local family struggling with overcrowding.
The Eucharistic liturgy in Hindi has been published in a Prayer Book for the first time, but its unique value for mission and outreach has been a resource for Anglicans in Fiji for 20 years.