Posts Tagged ‘Church Leaders’

Northern Ireland’s church leaders admit not trying enough to heal divisions

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

In a joint St Patrick’s Day statement, Northern Ireland’s church leaders said they have not done enough in the past to heal divisions. Reflecting on the century since Northern Ireland’s partition, they say they hope this centenary year will provide opportunities to create a better level of mutual understanding. The Protestant and Catholic leaders went Read more

Government and church leaders discuss mutual priorities

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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Housing, access to COVID vaccination, income and well being, are some of the major concerns church leaders raised recently at a church and government meeting. As reported recently by CathNews, church leaders met, March 11, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Housing Minister Megan Woods to discuss issues of mutual Read more

Joint Statement by National Church Leaders

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

The National Church Leaders gathered in Wellington today (Tuesday 19th March 2019) to express their profound horror at the terrible violence towards Muslim people in Christchurch mosques last Friday. We are deeply saddened by these tragic events and we strongly condemn these acts of racial hatred and murder. We feel very deeply for our fellow Read more

Aust church leaders avoid jail for refugee protest sit-in

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

A group of Perth church leaders who staged a sit-in in a cabinet minister’s office to protest treatment of refugee children have avoided jail. The group refused to leave Australian justice minister Michael Keenan’s office on February 20. At the Perth Magistrates Court last week, the protestors were given “spent” convictions for trespassing and were Read more

Ecumenical service for three important Fiji church leaders

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

An ecumenical service was held at the Centenary Methodist Church in Suva last Sunday to mark the ecumenical contribution of three important church leaders who built a strong foundation of faith in Fiji. Many religious, political and community leaders paid tribute to the tremendous efforts of the late Archbishop Jabez Bryce of the Anglican Church, Read more

Dunedin minister named a Presbyterian Moderator from 2016

Friday, October 24th, 2014

A Dunedin minister is ”quite humbled” to be named as the next leader of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. On Tuesday the Rev Richard Dawson was  announced as moderator-designate, and will become moderator in late 2016. Mr Dawson (56), who is minister at St Stephens Leith Valley Presbyterian Church, said he was surprised Read more

Kaikohe church leaders object to liquor outlet boom

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Church leaders in Kaikohe have voiced their opposition to a council plan that would allow an unlimited number of bottle stores in the Far North Town. The Far North District Council’s draft plan would also allow supermarkets to be able to sell alcohol from 7am to 10pm seven days a week. Of the 98 written Read more

Bethlehem this Christmas

Friday, December 20th, 2013

“Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem…” (Luke 2:4) As we remind ourselves each year, Joseph and Mary made their long journey, compelled by a census. It became a journey of joy as Mary gave birth to a baby whom we call the Read more

Chiefs and church leaders resolve conflict at grassroots.

Friday, May 4th, 2012

In the Pacific, it has been found that community leaders such as chiefs and church leaders resolve conflict on a day to day basis often preventing needless escalation of disputes. A University of Queensland researcher, Morgan Brigg, says research in Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu shows peace and order is Read more

Church leaders urge voters to choose social justice

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

A week or so ago the leaders of five New Zealand churches, those usually referred to as “mainline”, issued an election-time statement to the nation, urging voters to choose social justice It is entitled “Towards a Robust Society.”  Garth George presents some excerpts from the essay. “Every three years,” they say, “the electoral cycle reminds us of the Read more