Turangawaewae - the beginning

As part of the Anglican church’s new approach to tackling social justice work, a specific project has been created to roadtest the links between church social justice work and social service work. 

Tūrangawaewae is translated as a ‘place to stand’, a place of belonging and a place of safety.

It’s a concept that refers to one’s sense of home, identity and belonging in the world. 

The Church stands in a long tradition of speaking about and acting on God’s love for all humanity. For Christians, to live out the language of tūrangawaewae is to participate in the wider life and mission of the Church as the bearer of God’s Word in the world. 

In the first instance, the project will produce a theology of turangawaewae, which you will be able to find on this website. The project will also produce teaching resources, church study resources and media material, as well as supporting 3 or more practical projects.