Nā, ka mea ia, “He rite te rangatiratanga o te Atua ki te aha? Ā, me whakarite e ahau ki te aha? He rite ki te pua nanī, i kawea e te tangata, i ruia ki tāna kāri; ā, ka tupu, ka whakarākau, nō ka noho ngā manu o te rangi ki ōna manga.”
He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”
– Ruka / Luke 13:18,19
In 1998, major social issues such as employment, education, housing, health, and poverty inspired the Church to stage The Hikoi of Hope, calling for change and transformation throughout society.
More than twenty years have passed since this Hikoi; the issues addressed then remain and many additional concerns have arisen. Our society is desperate for a message of Justice and Peace. The climate crisis, a greater awareness of racism, questions regarding sexuality and notions of gender, shifts in the global trade system and global politics, the Covid-19 pandemic, and other pressing social issues, call for a response from the Church.
We are launching a charge for Peace and Justice in a Rapidly Changing World – a ‘hikoi’ of wānanga and talanoa across the province, reintroducing prophetic theological teaching and leadership in response to issues such as: climate change; racism; inequality; Treaty Justice; safe practice and ministry standards. Join us.
Outside Church Resources
Royal Commission of Inquiry: Abuse in Care
The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care is looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in State and faith-based care in Aotearoa New Zealand between the years 1950-99.
The Waitangi Tribunal makes recommendations on claims brought by Māori relating to legislation, policies, actions or omissions of the Crown that are alleged to breach the promises made in the Treaty of Waitangi.
Wai 262 Kia Whakapūmau
The claimant’s vision and aspiration seeks to restore “te tino rangatiratanga o te Iwi Māori in respect of flora and fauna and all of our taonga.” taonga being those things and values which we treasure, be it –material, non-material, tangible and intangible.
Matike Mai Report
The report of the Independent Working Group on Constitutional Transformation looks to develop and implement a model for an inclusive Constitution for Aotearoa based on tikanga and kawa, He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Niu Tireni of 1835, Te Tiriti o Waitangi of 1840, and other indigenous human rights instruments that enjoy a wide degree of international recognition.
Caritas (Catholic Peace and Justice)
Caratas seeks to unite with communities, especially in the parishes, colleges, marae, religious orders and schools of Aotearoa and Oceania to overcome poverty, protect lives and relieve suffering.
Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing to Racism
The Human Rights Commission works for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected.
Unteach Racism aims to support teachers, in a staged approach, to identify, confront and dismantle racism in education.
Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand
Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand brings together community/secular, union and faith-based groups to campaign for a Living Wage.
Community Law helps with all kinds of legal problems, from employment, family and housing issues to criminal matters, human rights and Māori land.
Community Housing Aotearoa
Community Housing Aotearoa seeks to make sure every New Zealander is well-housed in a warm, safe, dry and affordable home.
Child Poverty Monitor
The Child Poverty Monitor reports on child poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand and its impacts.
Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga
Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga seeks to grow and enhance excellent Māori researchers and Māori-led research that together build the foundations for flourishing Māori futures.
Growing Up in New Zealand
Growing Up in New Zealand is this country’s largest contemporary longitudinal study of child development whose findings will influence research, policy and services to improve the well-being of all Aotearoa New Zealand children and their families.
Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study
The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study is a detailed study of human health, development and behaviour that produces publications and reports which have influenced or helped inform policy makes in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas.
Gen Less is about embracing a way of living that uses less energy to prevent climate change.
House of Sarah
House of Sarah is a ministry that puts into practice God’s calling to stand alongside those in need of our care, love, compassion providing a listening ear, a warm heart, and a welcoming hand to those in need.
Anglican Missions represents the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia to work to enable the three tikanga (Māori, Pākehā, Pasifika) church to pursue and share in overseas mission activities.
Anglican Action https://www.anglicanaction.org.nz
Anglican Action unites Faith and Treaty in an agency committed to flax roots support and challenge from the margins to an unequal society in order to liberate and empower.
Auckland City Mission
The Auckland City Mission responds to poverty and great need in Auckland; people come to us when they need access to permanent and sustained housing, enough nutritious food to eat, and when their physical and mental health is compromised.
Wellington City Mission
The Wellington City Mission provides supported Transitional Housing, Rest Home and hospital-level residential care, they also provide food support through our Social Supermarket, budget advice and financial mentoring, and 1 to 1 Social Work support and advocacy.
Christchurch City Mission
The Christchurch City Mission provides a variety of social services to Christchurch including a Foodbank; learning and development programmes for men and women; emergency accommodation for men and women; a residential detox unit; a social worker hub, addiction counsellors, budget adviser, and a medical unit.
Anglican Care Waiapu
Anglican Care Waiapu provides social support for communities throughout the Bay of Plenty, Tairāwhiti, and Hawkes’ Bay, their services include Early Childhood Education, Family Services, grief peer-support, and programmes for older people.
Anglican Family Care Centre
Anglican Care Network
The Anglican Care Network seeks to express the love of Christ through loving service, justice and equality for all in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Christian World Service
The Christian World Service is the development agency of Aotearoa New Zealand Churches, they provide help where needed regardless of race, religion, or region by working through strong long term partnerships with communities and local groups.