Tui Motu InterIslands Magazine


Enjoy this 248th issue of Tui Motu Magazine. Because of restrictions in New Zealand we have been unable to make print copies this month. You are welcome to share with whomever might enjoy it.  


  1. EDITORIAL: Life After Lockdown

    Lockdown has been amazing — a resurrection experience. Even while COVID-19 spread death around the world, new life paradoxically ... Read more…
  2. COLUMN: Live This Time with Decency

    As people around the world are contained to their homes, the appearance of choice and personal freedoms seems increasingly scarce. Read more…
  3. Looking Out and In — May 2020

    Long ago, mid-way through Lent this year, the COVID-19 pandemic thrust forward and pushed us all into a new world that was never part ... Read more…
  4. COLUMN: Cross Currents

    CLANZ, the Congregational Leaders of Women’s and Men’s Religious Congregations in New Zealand, met in February. The theme of their ... Read more…
  5. ARTICLE: Developing Our Conscience

    Neil Darragh discusses the need to develop our conscience in order to make informed personal and collective moral decisions. Read more…
  6. ARTICLE: All Manner of Things Will Be Well

    Greg Marcar offers us encouragement to notice new theological insights evolving during this time of pandemic. Read more…
  7. ARTICLE: Not the Same Again

    Elizabeth Mackie encourages us to think about the world we'd like to live in post COVID-19. Read more…
  8. ARTICLE: Tree Planting for Life

    Bruce Drysdale describes his street's participation in tree planting. Read more…
  9. ARTICLE: Choose Well as Life is Sacred

    Zain Ali discusses how to weigh questions when making a moral decision about life in the Islamic tradition. Read more…
  10. ARTICLE: Being Ready to Go

    Alofa Lale reflects on her parents' last months and their deaths. Read more…
  11. ARTICLE: Learning from COVID-19 the Value of Every Life

    John Kleinsman writes how our experience of lockdown to prevent COVID-19-causing illness and death could inform our decision-making ... Read more…
  12. ARTICLE: Choosing Life After Loss

    Katrin Eickhorst shares how she became involved with Seasons for Growth, an educational programme to assist in recovering from loss ... Read more…
  13. ARTICLE: Prayer and Living Fully

    Audrea Warner shares her journey with illness and the influence healing has had on her life. Read more…
  14. COMMENT: Lockdown Is Like a Retreat

    Wendy Ward compares the opportunities of lockdown and those of a retreat. Read more…
  15. POEM: Courage

    It started smallLike a tiny ripple on a glassy lakeLike a slender petal soon to unfurl into a vibrant blossomLike the first whisper of ... Read more…
  16. POEM: Tell How it Happened

    John 20:10-18 Read more…
  17. POEM: The Question

    Love’s hypnotic questionasks that you be penitent, or joyous or trembling asks that you step outday after day intoa recurring beauty Read more…
  18. COMMENT: Living in Lockdown

    Shanti and Shar Mathias each reflect on living in lockdown with its challenges and ordinariness. Read more…
  19. COMMENT: Grace and Peace Can Transform our Fear

    These days, as COVID-19 is robbing people of their livelihoods, threatening to crowd out everything else in our minds and ... Read more…
  20. COMMENT: Time to Make All Things New

    Recently we named and blessed three kōhatu mauri or life-force stones in keeping with a traditional Māori practice for helping people ... Read more…
  21. COMMENT: Kindness Is Practising Love

    We’ve been in lockdown, Level 4 of our government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's been an extraordinary time. While some may ... Read more…
  22. I Am with You on the Way — John 14:1-21

    Kathleen Rushton reflects on Jesus’s farewell address in John 14:1-21 in light our challenges in this time of COVID-19. Read more…
  23. SCRIPTURE: I Am Sending You

    Elaine Wainwright suggests how the readings for Pentecost Sunday can encourage us to work together for Earth in this COVID-19 world. Read more…
  24. BOOK REVIEW: Breathed into Wholeness: Catholicity and Life in the Spirit

    By Mary Frohlich. Published by Orbis Books, 2019. Reviewed by Regina Daly Read more…
  25. BOOK REVIEW: To Speak the Truth in Love: A Biography of Theresa Kane, RSM

    By Christine Schenk. Published by Orbis Books, 2019. Reviewed by Elizabeth Julian Read more…
  26. BOOK REVIEW: A Maze of Grace

    By Natalie Yule Yeoman. Published by Cuba Press Limited, 2019. Reviewed by Emma Melville Riddell Read more…
  27. BOOK REVIEW: A Living Gospel: Reading God’s Story in Holy Lives

    By Robert Ellsberg. Published by Orbis Books, 2019. Reviewed by Teresa McNamara Read more…
  28. Video: FILM REVIEW: Lucky

    Directed by John Carroll Lynch. Reviewed by Paul Sorrell Read more…
  29. Blessing for this Time of Covid-19

    Whenever we wash our handsinfuse us with a sense of serviceto those in our bubblesin our countryand around the world.Strengthen us to ... Read more…
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    We welcome new subscribers from anywhere in the world to our award winning, Catholic, monthly magazine. Become one of our readers. Read more…