I te Pāpaho - In the Media
Local & Wider News
Creation story performance a winner: The Maori myth of Earth’s creation has inspired (St Hilda's Collegiate) Dunedin pupils to stage a prizewinning performance (ODT, 7 Juy 2022)
Wellington Diocese Assistant Bishop appointed as Suffragan Bishop of Hull, Diocese of York, United Kingdom (Anglican Movement, Wellington, 29 June 2022)
Building Community Around Food in Wellington: The Free Store has been in the news lately. Set up in a converted shipping container outside St Peter’s on Willis, the Free Store redistributes surplus food from cafes and restaurants around Wellington to anyone who wants it. They’ve put together a great video that explains what The Free Store is all about (Anglican Movement, Diocese of Wellington, 29 June 2022)
Art installation to be displayed in cathedral: St Paul’s Cathedral will take on a more celestial atmosphere next month, when a major art installation is transferred from display at Italy’s Venice Biennale to Dunedin (ODT, 27 June 2022)
Leading in Uncertain Times: Bishop Justin (Diocese of Wellington) was filmed in a series of messages from Chrism through to the Wellington Diocese Training Day that speaks about the world we are currently inhabiting and how we can respond. Regardless of where you are currently at, these messages will help us unravel the fabric of our cultural reality. (Anglican Movement, 22 June 2022). Have a look at transcripts of these messages here.
Commitment ‘a start’ to engaging with Matauranga Maori: Matariki is an opportunity to explore and begin to embrace and live into the values that underpin the celebration, writes Lynne Taylor. (ODT, 17 June 2022).
Snippets shared from Christchurch
- Timaru musicians raising money for Ukraine Red Cross appeal in St Mary’s Church.
- Farid Ahmed and others from the Al Noor Mosque finally going to Mecca.
- A terrible case of elder abuse—but how can this happen? Are we not noticing or not caring?
- Dental care for children needs urgent change.
- Helping to make a difference in their communities is the reason more Wāhine Māori are joining the Police.
- Free Public Transport? Or better Public Transport?
- Are you interested in our right to repair items? Yes? Repair Café wants us to tell the government about it.
News for churches…
- Be inspired!—local Vicars and Priests-in-Charge really can change the world!
- Let’s support our church leaders to exercise self-care.
- Let’s thank our church deacons and recognise their work.
For a giggle…
- The much-maligned, original-sin, forbidden-fruit, red-delicious apple seeks pardon from the Pope.
Older Snippets (a few weeks since our last newsletter!)
- From the Jewish Chronicle—apology without action is meaningless
- Christian singer Chris Rice accused of assault
- A Deacon for dementia in Wairarapa
- Worship—in fear and trembling? Or are we too casual? An opinion piece from Greg Morse DesiringGod.org
- Children engaging with Prayer from 24-7prayer.com—How to Pray
- “How we do digital ministry” an interview by Bosco Peters and Charlotte Elia of Faith Growth
- Christchurch City Missioner Corinne Haines spoke about the cost-of-living crisis—at the CCM, demand at the foodbank goes up 30% year on year. The majority of clients work, and many have two incomes, but still can’t make the budget stretch. The interview from breakfast can seen here.
- Click on this Facebook post to see the Forest and Bird Magazine article about Eco Church NZ
- Solar Farm for mid-canterbury, one in Lauriston and maybe another in Dunsandel.
- Matariki’s values look similar to Christian values…. Read this opinion piece by Dr Lynne Taylor about how we can engage with Matariki this year or visit Bosco’s blog about Matariki being a time of growth.
- Some Anglican provinces not going to Lambeth due to clash about sexual identity and the Bible.
- Climate Chaos is predicted by Climate Australia or watch this UK YouTube video ‘REGENESIS: George Monbiot calls for the end of (almost all) animal farming’.
- Parents and Dads especially—with only ½ of Christian children maintaining their family faith—read this informative interview about passing your faith on to your children, and perhaps read this book '52 Faith Adventures for Dads’.
This week the Anglican Communion met to engage in international ecumenical dialogue with the global Pentecostal World Fellowship for the first time as a joint Commission.
Christian World Service has opened an appeal to help people struggling to survive amidst the drought-driven food crisis hitting Africa’s Sahel region and the Horn of Africa.
· Children die from hunger as families flee drought
St John’s Theological College and Trinity Methodist Theological College have begun a three-part series of public seminars that address the causes and consequences of sexual abuse in the church.
Wellington-based veteran peace campaigner, ecumenist and Anglican priest, Rev Dr Paul Oestreicher has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his lifetime of work advocating for peace, human rights and reconciliation (see also the article in Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka)
The Wider World
- Care for Creation? Teach children politics, not recycling
- Meet the first black female US Episcopalian priest
- Sydney priest accuses diocese of crushing dissent
- Nigerian police free 77 imprisoned until the rapture
- Church woman charged for fake immigration advice
- Scottish bishop back in news over bullying claims
- World's oldest Methodist Church to allow gay marriage
- Episcopalians ditch antisemitic lines, vote 'no' open communion
- Housing company tries to evict Akld City Mission client
- Two priests die defending a man from drug cartel
- US indigenous leaders call for historic schools' inquiry
- US: Gen. Theological Seminary links into VirginiaTS
- Deceased NZ priest accused of 6 cases of abuse
- Moscow Anglican priest: Kirill sanctions cause harm
- NZ abuse survivor calls for independent agency
- ABC hopes to see reluctant primates at Lambeth
- Nelson "conversion therapist" ignores legal ban
- Stolen cross returns to St Matthew's in the City
- Camino pilgrims helping Spain's rural towns survive
- ABC presents Canterbury Cross to the Queen
- US churches celebrate emancipation, lament slavery
- US RC bishop slams school's BLM, Pride flags
- 3 slain Episcopalians 'modelled unconditional love'
- WCC commits to anti-racism on US slavery memorial day
- 42mins: Justin Welby on reconciliation, culture wars
Latest Gospel Conversation...
Have a look at the latest video from Rev'd Eric Kyte, Roslyn Parish. More videos that Eric has recorded can be found at Eric Kyte (vimeo.com)