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Anglican Missions gain new director

The Archbishops of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have announced Michael Hartfield as the new Anglican Missions National Director to steer the Board’s Te Ara Hou strategy for mission within and beyond the three-Tikanga church.

Anglicans back Royal Commission

Archbishop Don Tamihere and Archbishop Philip Richardson are encouraging Anglican institutions to support survivors of abuse in care that wish to share their experience of claiming redress from church institutions with the Royal Commission of Inquiry.
• Royal Commissioner says Aotearoa needs to debate colonisation

Euthanasia, cannabis and Covid-19

Graham O’Brien flags concerns about the poor information available to the Aotearoa New Zealand voting public in the lead-up to the euthanasia and cannabis referenda scheduled to run at Election 2020.  

SJCTB to fund new ministry modes

The St John’s College Trust Board (SJCTB) and Te Kotahitanga have announced a new funding stream that will enable ministry units to extend or develop the innovative educational ministries launched during the Covid-19 lockdowns across this Province.

Archbishops call for prayer

The Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have called this Church to thanksgiving, prayer and heartfelt reflection in the lead up to Te Pouhere Sunday.

Faith leaders discuss worship limits

Aotearoa New Zealand faith leaders have met with the Parliamentary Select Committee on Epidemic Response, to discuss Level 2 restrictions on public worship. Many faith groups say the limits have caused real hardship, especially for grieving families and communities unable to mark major religious commemorations in person.
• Police clarify worship gathering limits
• Christchurch bishops call for 100 at worship
• Dunedin churches pleased gathering limits relaxed
• Weddings, funerals, church, sport return
• Church services to resume as gathering limit increases

Budget gives help, misses chances

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services has welcomed new social service funding for food banks, anti-violence work and housing in the Government’s Budget 2020, but says benefit rates and funding inequality still need attention.

NZCCSS call for fair funding

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services is joining iwi Māori and other non-Governmental social service providers to call for a fair go in next week’s budget.

SJU appoints new manager

General Synod Standing Committee has appointed Kristy Boardman as Manager of this Church’s three-Tikanga Social Justice Unit.


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Anglican Taonga Winter 2018