Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Every year Christians across the world gather in prayer for growth in unity. We do this in a world where corruption, greed and injustice bring about inequality and division. Our is a united prayer in a fracture world: this is powerful. This years Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from Ascension to Pentecost (May 30th -June 9th). There are numerous ways to participate, view the resource booklet for ideas.

What is your diets impact on the planet?

What is your diets impact on the planet?

Food production is responsible for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to global warming, according to a University of Oxford study. Knowing how and where your food is produced can make a big difference to your personal environmental footprint, from saving water to reducing pollution and the loss of forests. The BBC have turned the study into a calculator, so you can calculate your diet carbon footprint.

Humans of our Prisons

Humans of our Prisons

People who have offended are usually survivors themselves but we don’t often hear their stories.

Anglican Advocacy, in the Diocese of Christchurch, have collaborated with the Howard League Canterbury to gather stories from people who have been in prison, through the courts, through Probation, or have any other connection with the criminal justice system in New Zealand.

The Salvation Army's yearly 'State of the Nation' report is released

The Salvation Army's yearly 'State of the Nation' report is released

Are You Well? Are We Safe? 

This year’s State of the Nation report by the Salvation Army takes a well-being approach to considering our social progress as a nation. It looks at the differences between those of us who are doing okay and the most vulnerable New Zealanders.

Do you think the world is getting better? .... or worse?

Do you think the world is getting better? .... or worse?

Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have no idea that the world is becoming a much better place, but they actually even think the opposite. This is no wonder, when the news focuses on reporting catastrophes, terrorist attacks, wars and famines. It is important to put all the bad news in perspective.

Why? Because when we worry, or think a problem is too big to solve, we spend energy on the wrong things, and take away from the opportunity to share more joy, and justice.

NZCCSS summarises the key policy and inquiries to keep an eye on in the New Year

NZCCSS summarises the key policy and inquiries to keep an eye on in the New Year

Policy Watch highlights the latest news, research and policy developments relevant to the NZCCSS mission to work for a just and compassionate society in Aotearoa New Zealand.

96 Days Later, Nonstop Church Service to Protect Refugees Finally Ends

96 Days Later, Nonstop Church Service to Protect Refugees Finally Ends

When confronted with a complex global problem, such as human migration and refugees, it is easy to wonder what action you can take that will make a difference. Bethel Church in the Hague have recently ended a vigil that turned the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Joint day of worship - International Day of Social Justice and 50th anniversary of NZCCSS

Joint day of worship - International Day of Social Justice and 50th anniversary of NZCCSS

On February 20th, the United Nations Day of Social Justice, the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services will join together with its member churches and church social services agencies in a joint worship to focus on those who are poor and marginalised in society.