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NZCCSS hails Older Workers Plan

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) has welcomed the release of the New Zealand Government’s 'Older Workers Employment Action Plan' as a positive step in supporting older New Zealanders who want to stay in work.

Aroha is the best way, always.

Archbishop Don Tamihere and Archbishop Philip Richardson celebrate Christ's resurrection, recalling his life as an indigenous man whose call to love, no matter what, challenges us to solidarity with the despised and to confront the powers that be.

Pacific prayer app almost here

An innovative new Anglican prayer app designed with Pacific Christians in mind is on the cusp of release by the Common Life Liturgical Commission. Julanne Clarke-Morris goes behind the scenes for a peek at what's in store.

Dangerous words: women, Bible, Earth

Auckland-based biblical scholar Dr Emily Colgan has challenged Anglican women to unmask the dangerous ‘either or’ thinking embedded in both biblical and modern language that links women and the earth.

Archbishops pray for Ukraine peace

Archbishop Don Tamihere and Archbishop Philip Richardson have called for Anglicans across Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia to pray for peace in Ukraine and around the world this Ash Wednesday.
• Aotearoa NZ church leaders stand with Ukraine
• US Ukrainian Orthodox bishop slams Russian actions
• Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew calls for end to war in Ukraine

Archbishops call for goodwill to all

In their message for Christmas 2021, Archbishop Don Tamihere and Archbishop Philip Richardson have called on their Church to reflect Christ's kindness, peace and goodwill to all – this Christmas season and always.

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

NZ faith leaders urge climate action

Ahead of the 2021 United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP26), Aotearoa New Zealand’s religious communities have appealed to the New Zealand Government to take the strongest possible stance to mitigate the climate crisis.

Church installs new standards monitor

The Anglican Church has installed a Ministry Standards Commission to help it ensure that ministers and office holders exercise the exemplary level of conduct the Anglican Church owes to all those in its care.

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