Posts Tagged ‘rich’

Can you be good without God?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Educated people who live in rich countries are far less likely to say belief in God is necessary for good morals, according to a massive new survey of 38,000 people in 34 countries. The survey, released Monday by the Pew Research Center, revealed a gaping “God gap” between relatively rich and poor countries. In Kenya, Read more

New Zealand makes list of world’s wealthiest countries

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

New Zealand has made the list of the world’s richest countries for the first time ever. The latest Global Wealth Report puts New Zealand fifth in the world – partly thanks to our house prices. The Credit Suisse Research Institute released its report on Tuesday, showing global wealth has risen by NZ$14.2 trillion. That’s a Read more

Target the rich and grow the church

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Christian churches should target the rich and affluent if they want to grow their flock according to former Catholic, and successful businessman, Ron Barker. Barker is responding to a NZ Herald report based on 2013 Census data and the New Zealand Deprivation Index. “As society gets better off, churches need to change their message to Read more

It’s time for me to protest again

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The last time I protested was during university days. That’s, shall we say quite a while ago! But recently I have felt a stirring within me to bring my faith into the public forum in a visible way. There is a growing brittleness in our world. Russia’s bullying of Ukraine, atrocities in the Middle East, Read more

Ebola Is an inequality crisis

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

In the past few months, the world has witnessed the worst outbreak of Ebola since the disease was first identified in 1976 — it has already claimed the lives of more than 3,400 people. But while the first cases in the U.S. and Spain have stirred fears over the past week, we don’t need to Read more

Surge in rich gaining NZ residency

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Mega-rich people are flocking to New Zealand after immigration rules were relaxed for people with at least $10 million to spend. The change in 2009 has led to a surge in seriously rich people gaining New Zealand residency and most don’t need any business experience or English language expertise. More than 100 people have been Read more

The rich get richer and more powerful

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The political power and wealth of New Zealand’s business elite is on display in two important media publications this week – the NBR’s 2013 Rich List and the New Zealand Herald’s ‘Mood of the Boardroom’ survey of CEOs. Both publications illustrate the immense power and wealth that is concentrated amongst a miniscule group of businesspeople. Read more