Posts Tagged ‘University of Otago’

Less than half of New Zealand teens live with both parents at 15

Thursday, August 5th, 2021
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Research from the University of Otago shows the constantly changing nature of family structure and household composition for young people today. It also describes the life-time family structures, living arrangements, and residential mobility of 612 15-year-old New Zealanders and considers the differences in experiences of children born to younger and older mothers. All the study Read more

Postgrad qualifications for faith-based leaders

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Starting in 2019, leaders in faith-based organisations will be able to gain postgraduate qualifications at Otago University. The Department of Theology and Religion is offering two qualifications a Postgraduate Diploma in Faith-Based Leadership and Management and a Master of Faith-Based Leadership and Management Describing the qualifications as “much-needed” the Salvation Army Principal Adviser, Dr Greg Coyle Read more

Contempt has no place in free speech debate

Monday, August 20th, 2018
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It’s often said that when America sneezes, the world gets a cold. In the time of Trump, it means we might worry that when America gets a little crazy, the rest of the world might go mad. In years past, New Zealand’s geographical isolation provided a measure of natural immunity to foreign viruses. Today, however, Read more

Joint venture into rural spirituality

Friday, March 13th, 2015

The University of Otago and the Bishop’s Action Foundation (BAF) have signed an agreement to undertake collaborative research in public theology, the sustainability of rural communities and helping communities flourish. BAF is an Anglican charitable trust based in New Plymouth to create and support initiatives that meet community needs throughout Taranaki. It works through a community Read more

Catholic Church makes stand at Otago gay rights forum

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Mainline churches had divided opinions on the issue of same-sex marriage at a forum in Dunedin on August 11. It had been a year this month since marriage law was amended in New Zealand to allow same-sex marriage. Fr Mark Chamberlain told the forum that Roman Catholics remain opposed to same-sex marriage. “In the Catholic Read more

Book Launch: Mana Māori and Christianity

Friday, August 17th, 2012

On Thursday, at Te Tumu, University of Otago, the  Presbyterian Church launched a book which examines features of the growth, development and adaptation of the Christian faith among Māori people and considers ways in which that development has contributed to shaping New Zealand identity and society. It explores questions of theology, historical development, patterns of socio-cultural Read more