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‘Do I have a choice?’

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, has returned to London after his tour here. He spoke with Taonga before he left.

Healing beyond the bounds

In this Sunday's gospel, Jesus rebukes the Canaanite woman to draw out her powerful faith - and she receives the healing Christ offers to all who feel furthest from God's love.

Temperature check for 3T church

Church leaders stop to mark the contribution of Michael Tamihere as Tikanga Toru Youth Commissioner. In so doing, they took the temperature of the three tikanga church.

Reset for social justice

Move quickly, speak accurately, spread the net of spokespeople – and aim to set the agenda, not follow it. That’s the church’s new formula for social justice work.

Celebrating Mary Sumner's legacy

August 9 is the day the church commemorates the woman who founded the Mothers’ Union. It was the perfect day, therefore, to commission new leaders for this province.

Uniting to end inequality

The Equality Network (EN) today released an election statement announcing key measures to improve the wellbeing of all New Zealanders. 
• Who can afford to buy fruit on a benefit?

Blessed, broken and multiplied

Peter Carrell rejects any notion of miraculously shared lunches when Jesus feeds the multitude with loaves and fishes.

New way forward? Report out now

The Archbishops have released the interim report of the Motion 29 Working Group - which is the group charged with finding mechanisms for the church to stay together.
•  The Archbishops' covering letter
•  The Motion 29 Working Group report - in full
•  Katene Eruera unpacks the recommendations
•  Reflections on helping shape the report

Jesus' less burdensome way

In this Sunday's gospel, Matthew shows how Jesus' law is not only simpler, but lighter than his contemporaries rule-laden tries at religion. 


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