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City Missions face surge in need

Around Aotearoa families on the edge are entering crisis mode as Christmas approaches, with Auckland and Christchurch City Missions already reporting record demand for emergency food parcels.

Bishops speak out on West Papua

The leaders of the Anglican Church in this country, and in Polynesia, have spoken out in protest at the Indonesian state's abuse of the West Papuan people and their environment.

New book guides Advent journey

A New Zealand Anglican writer has published a new set of reflections to help readers along their spiritual journey through Advent.

Bible Society releases audio Bible

Bible Society New Zealand has released a new audio Bible read in a Kiwi accent.

Reimagining the parish

The traditional parish church may be struggling. Census data will tell you that. But as American theologian Paul Sparks told a gathering at St John's college yesterday, God's not done with parishes. In fact, says Paul, the new parish is central to God's redemptive, restorative purpose.
• Watch Paul Sparks speak in Wellington

St John’s shifts ministry into gear

St John’s Theological College has invited US changemaker Paul Sparks to Aotearoa next week as part of its vision to revitalize Anglican communities as Spirit-led agents of social change.

GSSC responds to Sydney

In August this year the Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, proposed that this church recognise a parallel Anglican Church in this country. The General Synod Standing Committee has today sent him a public letter in response to his proposal.
• The unedited text of the GSSC letter
• The ACNS report on this issue
• Archbishop Glenn Davies' response

Anglicans welcome broader inquiry

A broader investigation into the historic abuse of children in institutions was always needed, says Archbishop Philip Richardson. He's welcomed news that the Royal Commission of Inquiry will now include children in the care of faith-based institutions.
• The PM's statement on the extension of the inquiry
• Duncan Garner interviews Archbishop Philip on AM TV
• RC Bishop of Dunedin questions inquiry's scope
• RNZ Checkpoint PM video re: inquiry announcement
• Newshub interviews Hon Kelvin Davis, Archbishop Philip Richardson
• Bishop Kito Pikaahu explains church's stand to Maori TV

Xmas story free to 85K kids

The Bible Society New Zealand is inviting churches to join its giveaway of thousands of fully illustrated children’s Christmas story books across Aotearoa New Zealand this year.


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Anglican Taonga Winter 2018