Posts Tagged ‘NZ Labour Party’

MP’s God more Francis-like than ‘the blokes before him’

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Wairarapa MP, Kieran McAnulty, says his distancing from the Catholic Church is due to the marriage equality debates. Born and raised Catholic, McAnulty likes Pope Francis but says his regular relationship with the Church is a little strained. “The marriage equality debates started and I just felt that the Church at the time didn’t reflect Read more

Little: Time not right for a euthanasia debate

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Labour leadership contender Andrew Little says he does not want a colleague to restart the highly divisive debate on legalising euthanasia when the party is trying to restore confidence with voters. Labour’s Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway has taken over responsibility for the End of Life Choice Bill after sponsor Maryan Street failed to get Read more

Labour Party is getting religion for the first time

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

The Labour Party is getting religion.  “For the first time in New Zealand’s political history the Labour Party has established the portfolio of Interfaith Dialogue in recognition of the unprecedented plurality of faiths and religious beliefs that exist today, and the significant role faith plays in the lives of many New Zealanders,” it says. The policy paper Read more