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The GSSC letter to Archbishop Davies

The General Synod Standing Committee has today sent an open letter to Archbishop Glenn Davies in response to his proposal that this church should recognise "an alternative expression of Anglicanism in New Zealand." You can read the unedited text of that GSSC letter here.

Royal Commission of Inquiry scope expanded

Here's the full text of today's Government statement confirming that scope of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the historical abuse of children in agencies has been broadened.

Vigils and vigilantes

In Easter 2007, after the coup which brought Commodore Frank Bainimarama to power, thereby restoring the possibility of a government that served all Fijians, Taonga magazine published a collection of stories which sought to give the perspective of Fiji Anglicans on their country's plight. One of these is reproduced below.   

Naboth's Vineyard

Dr Alistair Reese has prepared a summary of his report Te Papa: Naboth's Vineyard? Towards Reconciliation in Tauranga Moana. That 38 page document is attached as a PDF.

The apology to the Tauranga Moana hapu

Here's the text of the apology to the Tauranga Moana hapu, Ngati Tapu and Ngai Tamarawaho, as formally adopted by the General Synod/Te Hinota Whanui in New Plymouth on May 10 this year.

Motions on gay conversion therapy

Here are the three motions on gay conversion therapy passed at New Zealand diocesan synods in 2018.

Tiki's journey

Here's the full text of the eulogy that Bishop George Connor gave at his friend Archdeacon Tiki Raumati's funeral. They were ordained deacons together at St Mary's Church in New Plymouth on November 30, 1965.

"We have such happy memories..."

We publish here a short selection of the tributes, from near and far, which flowed on the death of Archdeacon Tiki.

It takes us all to end violence

Anglicans from across the three Tikanga reflect on the basis of their ministry with children and families.

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Anglican Taonga Winter 2018