Posts Tagged ‘Black Lives Matter’

A love letter to New Zealand

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

An African American actor who is in New Zealand has penned a column in the New Zealand Herald which he calls his Love Letter to New Zealand. “This is my love letter to New Zealand for all you’ve done for me after escaping a country that made me feel like a natural-born refugee and becoming Read more

St Patrick’s parish apologises for signboard notice

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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The Pastoral Council for the Wairarapa Catholic Parish has issued a formal apology for the All Lives Matter sign displayed outside St. Patrick’s Church last week. It attracted coverage from every major media outlet in New Zealand. “St Patrick’s Church Masterton and the Pastoral Council of the Catholic Parish of Wairarapa sincerely apologise for the Read more

Coster: Racism important issue for future of New Zealand

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The commissioner of police, Andrew Coster thinks racism was one of the most important issues for the future of New Zealand. He said this when speaking at a vigil for George Floyd which was held at St Peter’s Church in Willis St, Wellington on Wednesday. “The events that led to the death of George Floyd Read more

Cardinal Dew: A church should not be politicised

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Cardinal John Dew the Archbishop of Wellington says the All Lives Matter sign was put up on the message board outside St Patrick’s church in Masterton without the knowledge of the parish priest who was away on leave. “As Archbishop for the diocese, I do not support the placement of that sign. It should not Read more

All lives do not matter until Black lives matter

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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A Catholic church in Masterton has come under fire for displaying the controversial slogan all lives matter on its message board. A Twitter user posted a photo of the slogan on social media, saying it was “pretty disgusting.” “All lives do not matter until black lives matter. All lives do not matter until brown lives Read more

Diocese to meet with Marist College about Black Lives Matter posters

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

The Catholic Diocese of Auckland will meet with Marist College families after teachers tore down Black Lives Matter posters at the school. Principal Raechelle Taulu said the Diocese, who own Marist, will mediate a meeting with those who have raised issues. She said, at a meeting of the Board of Trustees and senior management last Read more

Riot is the language of the unheard

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Last year I was knocked to the ground and pinned down by an assailant who held his hand over my mouth. I cried out, “I can’t breathe!” About 30 long seconds later he finally let me go. As I reflect on the heartbreaking deadly scene of a Minneapolis police officer pressing his knee into George Read more

After ‘taking a knee,’ Texan bishop gets a call from pope

Monday, June 8th, 2020

The phrase ‘taking a knee’ refers to a gesture many professional athletes around the US have been making in public to protest racial injustice and police brutality. The gesture has spread. Lately, even police officers showing solidarity have knelt before those protesting the May 25 killing of George Floyd, who died after being filmed pinned Read more