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

Religious leaders' statement on COP26

Here is the full statement of the Religious Leaders and Interfaith Groups of Aotearoa New Zealand that was presented to the New Zealand Government's Minister for Climate Change, Hon James Shaw, outside the New Zealand Parliament on 19 October 2021.

Faiths back indigenous Creation care

The World Council of Churches and the ACT Alliance have joined Islamic Relief and Soka Gakkai International in an interfaith programme that links faith groups combatting deforestation with indigenous people fighting for sovereignty and care for Creation.

Auckland City Mission looks back

The Auckland City Mission has launched a new history to celebrate its centenary. The book by Dr Peter Lineham entitled ‘Agency of Hope’ chronicles the first 100 years of Anglican social service in central Tamaki makau rau-Auckland.
• Peter Lineham talks with Kathryn Ryan about ‘Agency of Hope’

Guts and Grace in Christchurch

Bishop Peter Carrell has launched 'Guts and Grace' – Geoff Haworth's 90-year history of the Christchurch City Mission 1929-2019.
• The bowl of stew that launched the Christchurch City Mission

Selwyn raises funds for families

Otago University students living at Selwyn College have raised more than $3K to support families reeling from job losses and other hardships caused by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.

African Anglicans call to protect Nile

The Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA) has issued a statement regarding the construction of an Ethiopian dam on the River Nile.

YMCA reaches landmark 175th

The YMCA global youth movement is celebrating its 175th anniversary in June 2019.

Churches urge refugee sponsorship

NZ church leaders have offered the churches' expert policy support on religious and practical aspects of the Government's proposed refugee sponsorship pilot scheme. 

Better returns on Social Investment

The church leaders statement on social investment proposes a different way of identifying needs and offering support to at-risk families — before they reach crisis level.

Safe and Affordable Housing for All

Churches voice concern for students

Budget is about more than numbers, says Archbishop

Social justice role completed

The effect of tree planting

Children of Parihaka feature

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