Posts Tagged ‘Rod Oram’

Anglicans divest shares in fossil fuels

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

On Thursday last week, the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia unanimously passed a resolution to take all reasonable steps to divest shares in fossil fuel companies by mid-2016. Rod Oram, who moved the proposal, told synod that it “gives us the opportunity to offer leadership on, and to make a practical response Read more

SkyCity deal is no way to run a country

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Whitewash is the only word to describe the deputy auditor-general’s report on the Government’s relationship with SkyCity. The report dumps all the blame on civil servants. But its description of events makes it very clear the prime minister, his office, his Tourism Ministry, and the Ministry of Economic Development spent a year trying to stitch Read more

Contemporary justice message needed says Anglican economist

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Economist and journalist Rod Oram has issued a challenge to Christians who advocate for social justice — that they update their message in contemporary, practical, new and exciting terms. Mr Oram, a lay canon of the Anglican Church and a member of the Holy Trinity Cathedral chapter in Auckland, gave a talk entitled “Opportunity for all” Read more