Voting is Good! Vote for Good!A PDFwith 6 slides
Public Issues information on Four Topics. Warm, Dry, Secure Housing; Wellbeing for Children and Families; Clean Water, Climate Justice & Income Equality
Churchesand Church Leaders Speak Together on Climate Action. 5 June 2017
President Prince and Tumuaki Diana (Methodist), Archbishop Winston Halapua (Polynesia), Archbishop Philip, Bishop Kito, Bishop Justin, (Anglican); Cardinal John (Catholic), Moderator Richard Dawson (Presbyterian) gave commentary for ourMedia release.
Greenpeace unfurls banner above Parliament 6 June 2017Questions to Hon Steven Joyce at NZCCSS Budget Breakfast 29 May 2017.
For the 500th Anniversary ofLuther and theReformation,there has been a dialogue for reconciliation between the Lutheran and Catholic churches. President Prince attended the liturgical celebration at the Catholic Cathedral, Wellington on 4th June
Climate Conversations-click to download the PDF
Alternatively contact Betsan Martin for a hard copy
Fresh ideas for theology, worship and practical activities come from contributors to this resource. Elisapesi Havea brings a feature on the Pacific,using 'Fatongia', responsibility, as an ethical value
Joining with others is important and our Christian values bring a special quality to working with groups in our communities.
We would like to hear your ideas for the church and climate action - please share points from your discussions with PublicIssues.
Walk for the Planet -Seven Rivers Seven Walks for Lent- Canterbury
State of the Nation'Off the Track'- Salvation Army 8 February 2017
Climate for Churches video presentationswith Professor James Renwick, Climate Scientist; Dr Adrian Macey, Climate Policy; Koreti Tiumalu, Pacific 350.Org; Su'a William Sio MP Mangere; panel discussion led by Rod Oram, Business journalist.
Living Wage Carols for Wellington City Council
Rev. Motokiai leads Prayersat Living Wage Christmas gathering
See Resources page for research and presentation notes on Sustainable Development Goals
New circulation -summaries of valuable articles and issues which are too long to read! Frances Palmer, and Arthur Palmer contribute to Public Issues Network with these accessible items. Frances has a special interest in Climate, and matters of Peace.
US Election(which I have avoided writing about!)-by Arthur Palmer
'Atheist Minister - new God-talk'by ArthurPalmer
'Cross of the Moment' Documentarywww.crossofthemoment.com/80 minutes -Intro by Frances Palmer
"If the earth is rare, why are we trashing it?"
"The impact of our individual actions is negligible. What counts is our actions as citizens to change how structures operate"...'
Comparing Climate Policiesby Frances PalmerComparing Climate Policiesby Frances Palmer
Training opportunity13 February 2017.Treaty Voyages. How is Your Organization (sea)faring?Also,Nga Rerenga o Te Tiriti - a resource for organizations.Email:Zoe@wclc.org.nz
Laudato Si: Cardinal John Dew interviewed by theRevd. Prince Devanandan
Local Government -vote for action on the ground - See 'Resources' for questions on a Compassionate City, Families and children, Climate: energy, transport, forests, waste, housing
Climate: Review of Church's WorkshopBM SP25.8.16.pdf
Kava Theology- Revd. Goll Manukia 25 Sept 2016
Takapuna Repair CafeAugust 2016
family socializingwith practical help – a café where children and families bring their broken things and get them fixed.
Organized by Community Developments worker Stephen McLuckie and Dale Kelly of Takapuna Parish.
The full storytells of the organizing behind the scenes to make this a community venture
Photos by Yvonne Powle
Dame Anne Salmond steps into the state of Freshwater standards in NZ and the water crisis in the Hawkes Bay. This article published in the NZ Herald raises questions around the current state of fresh water in New Zealand:http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11700128
Collaborative Processes that will lead to clean Freshwater and Biodiversity mean all-party politicalengagement and commitment to the full package of recommendations -cherry picking means poor environmental outcomes :http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/83556678/jeff-mcneill-our-increasingly-threatened-biodiversity-needs-a-policy-embraced-by-all
Climate for Churches:
Kava Theology- Devotion by Revd. Goll Manukai, Lotofafale'ia
'Climate - Is there a Place for the Church?' Review of the Workshop
Applause for Soana Muimuiheata and team of cooks
Revd. Carolyn Kelly and Alex Johnson, leading worship
Hon Su'a Willian Sio, MP 'If We Save Tuvalu We Save the World'
Panel: Su'a William Sio, Koreti Tiamalu Pacific 350.Org, Dr Adrian Macey, Revd. Prince Devanandan, Rev Fusi, Betsan Martin
Tumuaki Revd. Diana Tana at Koroneihna, 10th Anniversary worship of Kingi Tuheitea, introducing the premier choral presentation of the Tongan Choir With President Tovia, Former President Rex Nathan, Superintendent Revd. Tevita Finau, President-elect Prince Devanandan
PUBLIC ISSUES RESOURCES
An ecumenicalClimate workshophosted by Sinoti Samoa and Public Issues of the Methodist Church,and Anglican Diocesan Climate Action, 20th August, in Auckland.
An ecumenical climate justice workshop hosted by Sinoti Samoa, Public Issues of the Methodist Church for church people. Theology, Science, Youth, and policy will contribute to enabling climate justice responses. A video presentation on Laudato Si will be preparedby Cardinal John Dew andincluded, as Cardinal Dew will be travelling. The 350 Degrees Pacific Climate Warriors with bring inspiration on climate for youth.
Christian Conference of Asia - Meeting on Climate Change
With Pope Francis encyclical Laudato Si as the Centrepiece, theology, science,ethics were all topics for our discussions on earth,our sister, Pope Francis' term of endearment. Global interdependence underscoresthe widely held appreciation that we share one planet earth, our common home
The aspirational quality of Laudato Si has include regard formajor imbalances, destruction and that for many peopleearth is a place of alienation and dislocation from home. Special issues for Asia highlight the more serious challenges for developing countries because developed countries have become post-industrial and outsourced manufacturing and industrial production to developing countries in favour of service based economies which are lower in carbon emissions and therefore more amendable to mitigation measures.
President Elect Prince, Tumuaki Diana, Public Issues, Betsan, CCA Intern Casey Fa'aui.
Father George Zachariah presented a fine paper'Colonization of the Commons'
refers to Hagar and Ishmael as an ancient story of exile and estrangement from home in a way that evokes the millions of people displaced by war and climate induced drought that are seeking refuge in lands where they are estranged from their homes – and facing the hostility of unwelcoming host countries. There is theme of colonizationYet, this is partly because of internal estrangements of poverty, drought, and lack of work.
Prince and Fr George Zachariah
Budget 2016Public Issues CommentP
Refugees in Our Communities. A Resource for Host Communities.April 2016
Resource Legislation SubmissiondraftMarch 2016 - Legislation to amend the Resource Management Act and other associated Acts.This submission emphasises ecological sustainability, stewardship, and public good interests for land, resources, water and development.
Notes on Dialogue for Christian Unity. Wellington March 2016.
Low Carbon Building Guide!
Residential Tenancies act -Public Issues Submission February 2016
Colleen Geyer, General Secretary, Uniting Church Australia, speaking at the Public Issues session, Conference 2016.
Public Issues Election Update Sept14Major and Minor Parties on Poverty/Inequality, Children, Housing,Climate, Water
PIN and MTA Methodist Church Report to Conference on Climate and Low Carbon
Click on Resources for Church and Climate Change Resources, including WCC Reports and proposals for 'Green Church'
Small Island Developing States Conference - Impressions by Betsan Martin
It Takes a Child to Raise a CountryTick 4 Kids Toolkit
Poster for Parishes
Budget 2014- Social 'crumbs' added to the Business Growth andMinimalGovernment Agenda
CPAG Budget breakfast with Alan Johnson, Suzanne Snively, and guests. Infographic www.closertogether.org.nz
Resources onClimate Change and Low Carbon Economy:
*Collation of all resources on Climate and Low carbon:'Pulling Back on Polluting Creation'
Wise Response Petition to Parliament for a risk assessment for New Zealand
Alan Mark, Scientist, speaking at Parliament, and supporters, including PIN Co-ordinator, Betsanwith banners
Gen Zero and the wheel of fortune - climate risks and opportunities for new directions
Refugees and Migrants 'Roundtable' Jan.2014
Water DecisionsDecember 2013 - February 2014
See Submission box for PIN submission andResources box for a briefing
Parish Resources launched at Conference 2013:
Solutions to Child Poverty:Income,Health,Housing.
Inequality- a PIN Review
Inequality: a NZ Crisis $39.95
The school field -Epunifamiliesproducing food andlearning about land management.Click fora story on Solutions to Child Poverty
PIN Welfare Reformbrief update
A Season for Fair Wages, a Time for a Living Wage
A Living Wage in New Zealand is $18.40 per hour. This dollar amount is intended to be enough for people to pay rent, buy food, run a car, have a computer, pay for insurance, for children to go on school trips and have a birthday party, to pay for childcare, make 2% contributions to KiwiSaver and eat out once per month. In other words, $18.50 is enough to support social participation.
Great! We have a benchmark based on a two parent and two child household. Many questions follow. What about larger families and whanau, aiga, fanau commitments? Why should employers pay a Living Wage? Does it make business sense? Which businesses will pay it? What about beneficiaries?
How doesTe Hahi Weterianarespond as an employer? The UK Methodist Churchhas a process to implementa Living Wage.Read More.... See article on NZ Living Wage by Prince Devandanden in Newsletter box.
Revs. Lynn Frith, BishopJim Whiteand Margaret Mayman at Living Wage Launch, Auckland
Rev. Uesifili Unasa as MC of the Living Wage Launch in Auckland
Food in Schools