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.

Kore Hiakai - Zero hunger : get involved

Kore Hiakai - Zero hunger : get involved

The Kore Hiakai Zero Hunger Project is currently a collective of social service agencies focused on eliminating food poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand through finding lasting, structural, mana enhancing solutions. They invite us to join in seeking long term sustainable solutions to end food poverty and to ensure that all New Zealanders are empowered to source sufficient nutritious food in an ongoing way.

Developing a culture of care, compassion and inclusivity: Employment & Social Good

Developing a culture of care, compassion and inclusivity: Employment & Social Good

This compilation of employment stories are representative of examples of a departure from a purely profit motivated and driven business. They have all made a conscious effort made to be inclusive, and to focus on social good within the community, as well as running a successful business. As you read and explore, we hope you are inspired to support, participate, or even start something in your community.