anglicantaonga

Telling the stories of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia

Celebrating women's priesthood

Next month this Church celebrates our achievement as one of the first provinces in the Anglican Communion to ordain women to the priesthood - forty years ago.
• 40th anniversary of women's ordination to the priesthood liturgy

“Contamination” slur challenged

Destiny Church’s self-declared bishop Brian Tamaki has suggested that gay and lesbian clergy pollute the church. He’s been challenged on those comments.
• Archbishop condemns Brian Tamaki's comment

What the stats aren’t telling us…

Charles Waldegrave has been a warrior for social justice for decades. Taonga has been talking with him about one of his latest tasks.

Bible Society gifts Xmas Good News

The Bible Society of New Zealand is giving away thousands of their brand-new children's picture book nativity for Christmas 2017.

Forum reviews 3-Tikanga model

The Anglican Church adopted its three tikanga constitution in 1992. Time then, for “critical reflection on the radical step taken then.” That’s the premise of a three-day forum which began today at St John’s College.

Battling the housing crisis

Continuing our introductions to folk from the social justice groups... This week, we meet Pania Houkamau-Ngaheu – who knows how raw the needs of the homeless can be.

Advocating for prisoners & youth

Each week for the next few weeks, Taonga will introduce a member of one of the new social justice portfolio groups. This week, we meet Dr Lily George – who has stepped up for two of the groups.

Taonga magazine's Spring issue is out

Anglican Taonga magazine's Spring 2017 issue has gone to print and will be arriving in your church or letterbox soon.

Election 2017: A win for children?

The NZ Council of Christian Social Services has applauded the major parties' pledges to lift 100,000 children out of poverty - and will hold them to their promises.


Top blogs

Opinion
Giles Fraser

Salvator Mundi went for 450M, but the real thing's free

Giles Fraser

Salvator Mundi went for 450M, but the real thing's free

Imogen de la Bere

Searching geopolitics for Jesus

Imogen de la Bere

Searching geopolitics for Jesus

Max Whitaker

Sensing God’s presence in every realm

Max Whitaker

Sensing God’s presence in every realm

Mark MacDonald

Why people of faith must help halt climate change

Mark MacDonald

Why people of faith must help halt climate change

Rachel Smalley

Studying religions in school counteracts fear

Rachel Smalley

Studying religions in school counteracts fear

Sophia Deboick

Dear Vatican: scattering ashes is old news

Sophia Deboick

Dear Vatican: scattering ashes is old news

Our magazine

in print
Anglican Taonga Spring 2017