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School Strike 4 Climate NZ - 27 September 2019

School Strike 4 Climate NZ - 27 September 2019

Wellington City Council declared a climate and ecological emergency on June 20.

Some things are worth breaking rules for, so students are taking to the streets again on 27 September, demanding action on climate change, and this time they're inviting adults to join them. The strike will mark the end of a week of global climate-focused events and challenges running from September 20. Students want adults to show their support by walking out of work to join them.

Have you submitted to the Climate Change (zero carbon) Amendment Bill?

Have you submitted to the Climate Change (zero carbon) Amendment Bill?

We consider the anticipated legislation to be very important for Aotearoa New Zealand, and the ecumenical churches Climate Justice Network is giving close consideration to the bill. They are encouraging people and parishes to learn about what is proposed, and then either support groups making a submission or make a submission yourself. To get started, they have provided a very useful infographic that summarises the bill.

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.

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.

Nov 19th - the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse

Nov 19th - the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse

In just a few days on November 19th, the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse will be recognised.

The Anglican Church is called to be a strong and consistent advocate for preventing violence against all people but particularly women and children. It is crucial that we are sensitive to the needs of all vulnerable people; promote healthy relationships; and provide a safe and supportive environment for those affected by abuse.

A move on mental health

A move on mental health

At the Tikanga Youth Synod (TYS) in June 2017, the issue of the unsatisfactory level of mental health awareness and discussion in the Church was identified as a priority, especially as so many people are affected by mental health in one way or another. Motion 9 was bought to GSTHW May 2018, and a small working group is now working hard to find, share and support the Anglican Church as it raises mental health awareness.

'More than welcome' - build a church where everyone belongs.

'More than welcome' - build a church where everyone belongs.

More Than Welcome is a new resource to guide your church in how to deepen relationships with disabled people and build a church where everyone belongs. It was launched by The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at a major event on the 13th July at Lambeth Palace, to explore how people with disabilities can participate fully in the life of the church