Posts Tagged ‘giving’

Giving and forgiving

Monday, February 25th, 2019

If you too are of an age where you attend more funerals than weddings you will know the mixture of grief and celebration that unites people. There is a lot of hugging, wiping of eyes, laughter, memories shared. Friendships are renewed. Family connections are updated. As one person said, “It takes a good funeral to Read more

Sweet charity

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

New Zealanders rightly refuse to be awed by wealth. But just as we condemn the excesses of capitalism, so we should give credit to those who selflessly put their money to good use. They are opposite sides of the same coin. In any case, philanthropy is not the preserve of the very rich. On the Read more

NZ second most giving country in world

Friday, December 6th, 2013

New Zealand has been named the second most giving country in the world, largely thanks to more Kiwis giving up their time to help others. The results of the World Giving Index survey – organised by the UK-based Charities Aid Foundation – reveal that New Zealanders are second only in giving to Americans, and tied Read more

Reconciliation could encourage giving, research finds

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Encouraging Catholics to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation could have a payoff in the collection plate, according to British research. The study involving a group of devout Catholics found that when they felt absolved of sins and a sense of guilt they were more likely to give generously. Researchers from Royal Holloway College, London, and Read more