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Friday 30 June 2017

A Martin Luther Festival hosted by St Heliers Presbyterian Church is one of many events happening around the country to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Find out more about the Festival, which includes a concert, special services and a dinner and other events here. There are also public lectures in various centres including Dunedin, Palmerston North and Wellington. Check out the ...

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

An opportunity exists for young adults under the age of 35 – ministers, theology students or young adults with an interest in mission - to join a study programme for a month this year in Yangon, Myanmar.  The event is the Asian Ecumenical Institute which will take place from 25 September to 20 October. This will include attendance at the Asia Mission Conference in October. This is short notice but is a great opportunity to build awareness of mission and ecumenical relationships in Asia.

Applications need to be in by 15 July 2017. Information and application forms can be...

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Monday 12 June 2017

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications from young Christians belonging to the Presbyterian and other members churches in Asia to serve as stewards for the Asia Mission Conference (AMC) to be held in Yangon, Myanmar from 11 to 17 October 2017.

The stewards program will last for 10 days, including three days of ecumenical formation training and pre-AMC orientation; with arrival on 8 October and departure on 17 October 2017.

An opportunity to serve as a steward in a major Asian ecumenical event with historical significance is a unique experience. It will...

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Friday 26 May 2017

The Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership is inviting applications for the next round of Ministers’ Life-Long Learning Grants (previously known as Ministers’ Study Grants). The application form and guidelines can be obtained by emailing geoff@knoxcentre.ac.nz. Applications close on 1 August 2017

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Thursday 25 May 2017

Where is home for you?

Perhaps I should better ask what is home for you, for home may not be a place; it may be people, a period of your life, a role or even a poem.

Words have great power to evoke our deepest needs and desires as is the case with the Psalms. This notion of “home” means it is one of those words which evoke much longing in us.

For me, when I think of home, I immediately go to memories not of the place I grew up, but of my grandparents’ orchard in the North Island which we visited for several weeks every summer at Christmas. So...

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Monday 22 May 2017

The May 2017 newsletter features Global Mission Coordinator Rev Phil King's March 2017 visit to Myanmar with Presbyterian's Wayne and Rev Helen Harray to meet with members of the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar: We were able to see many of the recent projects that have been funded by...

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Friday 19 May 2017

Church leaders including Moderator, the Rt Rev Richard Dawson, recently met with the Prime Minister Bill English and Government ministers to ask for more action in the areas of immigration, housing and social investment.

The church leaders told the Prime Minister, “An insufficient supply of safe and affordable housing in New Zealand is contributing to a level of poverty that is fracturing the wellbeing of people and communities and hindering the educational progress of our children.

“Ensuring everyone has access to affordable housing is perhaps the most important...

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Wednesday 17 May 2017

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Friday 12 May 2017

The Interchurch Bioethics Council, draws our attention to analysis of submissions by the Care Alliance into the issue of physician assisted dying. Read a summary of the analysis

Read the ICBC's January 2016 submission, made to the the Health Select Committee who were investigating public opinion on end of life issues.

A study...

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Thursday 27 April 2017

Currently more people face famine today than at any time in modern history. Globally more than 20 million people are at risk of starvation, while millions more suffer from drought and food shortages, say the World Council of Churches in its letter to member churches, including the Presbyterian Church.

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the All Africa Conference of Churches, along with church-related networks and organisations and partners, are promoting Sunday, 21 May 2017 to be observed as a “Global Day of Prayer to End Famine” in faith congregations worldwide....

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