Posts Tagged ‘Colonialism’

LGBTQ activism continues Colonialism

Thursday, February 8th, 2024
LGBTQ colonialism

Gilbert Lubega sat in a white plastic chair at his home in Wakiso, a suburb of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, contemplating two photos of a young gay female couple kissing and another one of a male gay couple kissing at their wedding ceremony. “These images make me think the world is coming to an end,” he Read more

God is outside as well as within the Church says theologian

Thursday, June 1st, 2023
God is outside

Believing that the Gospel of Christ is worth spreading means God is outside and within the Church. It does not imply that God is nowhere outside the Church, Anglican priest and theologian Professor Nigel Biggar said in discussion with The Tablet in Dublin about the divine commission and colonialism. Biggar is the emeritus Regius Professor Read more

A growing number of non-Māori New Zealanders are embracing learning te reo – but there’s more to it than language

Thursday, February 16th, 2023
Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day again raises the question about what Te Tiriti o Waitangi means. As the late Moana Jackson commented, the meaning of Te Tiriti will be talked about in each generation because it is about a relationship between Māori and Pākehā and relationships must always be worked on. Here, we focus on the learning of Read more

Fiji’s archbishop warns against ‘new colonial forces’

Thursday, October 13th, 2022
Fiji archbishop

Fiji’s archbishop is warning that “new colonial forces” are moving into the Pacific Island nation. “Today, there are new colonial forces moving into Fiji,” says Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva. “There is the fear of China and Chinese extractive industries and companies. There are powerful multinational corporations taking their places. Big nations like Australia, Read more

NZ govt urged to apply more scrutiny in West Papua

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

West Papua Action Auckland said the government should be engaging with Indonesian authorities more after a shooting attack at mining company PT Freeport Indonesia’s offices in Papua province killed a New Zealander Graeme Wall on 30 March. Continue reading

Hundreds visit Jallianwala Bagh massacre exhibition in Wellington

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

‘Punjab Under Siege’ an exhibition on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre curated by the Partition Museum of Amritsar, India concluded on Thursday, November 28 with hundreds attending it during the week-long event at Saint Peters Church in Wellington. Read more

Māori Council letter to Pope just attention seeking

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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New Zealand First MP Shane Jones says the Māori Council’s executive director is attention-seeking with an attack on the Catholic Church. Matthew Tukaki has written to the Pope to ask that he formally renounce the doctrine of discovery, a 15th-century idea that European nations could claim lands if they were not occupied by Christians. The Read more

Māori Council wants Pope to apologise for colonisation of NZ

Monday, November 11th, 2019
doctrine of discovery

The executive director of the Maori Council, Matthew Tukaki, has written to Pope Francis, calling for “an accounting of the trauma” the Vatican has caused and a repudiation of the doctrine of discovery. While not addressing the colonisation of Aotearoa specifically, popes have on several occasions repudiated and apologised for the doctrine of discovery going Read more

Ihuāmatao – Are the churches listening?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

It appears that the Destiny Church has been the only church to acknowledge the wero presented by the reaction to the proposed development of Ihumātao next to the Ōtuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve in Māngere. On Saturday, Brian and Hannah Tamaki and about 100 Destiny Church supporters arrived at Ihumātao. Hannah Tamaki said she was there Read more

New Zealand acknowledges its part in Samoa’s influenza epidemic

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

New Zealand is supporting the repair and redevelopment of a site in Vaimoso cemetery, near Apia in Samoa, which will be a national memorial to the influenza epidemic. Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced support for the memorial and the refurbishment of the nurses’ training centre to mark the centenary of the arrival of Read more