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Enabling full access to ministry

Churches across Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia are being asked to recognise and empower the ministry gifts of disabled Anglicans. 

Next up: a Climate Commissioner?

This church could soon have a Climate Commissioner to help drive and co-ordinate the 3 tikanga church's commitment to climate action.

Call to review 'broken' justice

The Anglican Church will back plans for a complete review of how Aotearoa New Zealand deals with crime and punishment.

Naboth's vineyard

The General Synod today offered an apology to a group of Tauranga iwi for the church's part in the sale of lands which were the birthright of those tribes.
• The Bay of Plenty Times/NZ Herald story
• The one who came home
• Video: Peri Kohu on Gate Pa

Slow start. Big finish

The General Synod spent all of Tuesday on Motion 29 - the motion on blessing same gender relationships. And after a slow start, we had a big finish.

Pasifika on the record

The General Synod has passed a resolution which notes that Tikanga Pasifika will not be voting for the blessing of same-gender relationships.

Yes to "impact investment"

Spurred on by the housing crisis, Synod has passed a resolution which encourages church trusts to consider "impact investment".

Synod reconsiders confirmation rite

General Synod has considered a set of rites to replace confirmation with affirmation and renewal.


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Giles Fraser

Time to give 'one minute silence' a break

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Time to give 'one minute silence' a break

Mark MacDonald

Making the shift to mission from the margins

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