Posts Tagged ‘Helen Clark’

I am not a religious person but thank God for the Pope – Helen Clark

Monday, August 7th, 2017

A former New Zealand Prime Minister who was until recently administrator of the United Nations Development Programme believes the role of religion and faith organisations in developing and securing peace is “absolutely critical”. The Rt Hon Helen Clark ONZ PC said this in response to a question put to her by former Labour party cabinet Read more

Helen Clark says Pope most inspirational leader in the world at the moment.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark, a well-known agnostic, has named the Pope as the most inspirational leader in the world at the moment. In an interview with the Campaign for a Woman Secretary General, Clark was asked how important it was for the Secretary General to be an inspirational figure. She replied that it helped Read more

Helen Clark says NZ can provide model of religious tolerance

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says New Zealand can provide a model of religious tolerance for the rest of the world. Miss Clark, who is head of the United Nations Development Programme, said this at the opening of the new Religious Diversity Centre in Wellington last week. She is to be patron of the centre. Read more

A woman’s place in New Zealand

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The day Prime Minister Helen Clark was berated and humiliated at Waitangi for daring to speak on the marae should have been the day all iwi resolved to reassess the rules subordinating women on marae and in wharenui. It should have been considered urgent. Perhaps the indignity of that day was generally dismissed as mere Read more

NZ apartheid protests “like the sun came out”

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The life and now the death of Nelson Mandela have touched the hearts of people around the world. This extraordinary man, sentenced to life imprisonment in 1962, who served 27 years in jail for his beliefs, walked free, without bitterness, to lead the rebuilding of South Africa as a multi-ethnic nation founded on human rights Read more