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NZ faith groups call for respect

A Wellington-based interfaith group of Jews, Christians and Muslims has released a word of caution as the war in Israel and Gaza affects communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Bishops urge Holy Land ceasefire

The Anglican and Catholic Bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand have released a statement on conflict in the Holy Land that calls on the New Zealand Government to advocate an immediate ceasefire and delivery of humanitarian aid.

CWS opens Gaza Refugee Appeal

Christian World Service has launched an emergency appeal to assist people who have been affected by the current conflict in the Middle East, particularly Gaza.
• An Open Letter from Palestinian Christians to Western Church Leaders and Theologians

ICBC hears call to climate action

The InterChurch Bioethics Council has celebrated its first 21 years with a public lecture centred on a hopeful call to action in the face of climate change.
• Watch Prof Jonathan Boston's lecture

Jerusalem calls to Pacific Anglicans

Dean of St George’s College Jerusalem, Very Rev Richard Sewell is encouraging Anglicans in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia to come and experience the Holy Land with the Diocese of Jerusalem’s study pilgrimages.

Stand with refugees this Sunday

Christian World Service is asking Anglicans to remember refugees in their prayers this Sunday – and to fundraise to support them.

Christian Unity prayers out now

The National Dialogue for Christian Unity has published resources to help Aotearoa New Zealand churches observe the 2023 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity next week.
• Southern hemisphere celebrates Week of prayer for Christian Unity
• Tikanga Pākehā Ecumenical Group Chair reflects on 2023 racial justice theme

RDC webinars foster climate hope

Dr Jane Goodall will deliver the opening keynote in a four-part webinar series on climate hope run by Aotearoa New Zealand’s Religious Diversity Centre this June.

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