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More than a 1000 people responded to an invitation from Anglican Bishop Justin Duckworth and Roman Catholic Archbishop John Dew to hear from politicians such as Hon Chris Finlayson, Hon David Cunliffe, Hon Peter Dunne, Hone Harawira, Jan Logie and others speak about addressing New Zealand’s tragic child poverty rates.
The crowd filled St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral on a cold Wellington evening to hear about how politicians could urgently address the various drivers of poverty.
Dr Russell Wills, the Children’s Commissioner also addressed the large crowd and strongly urged the politicians to make it a top priority to establish a plan and to measure and monitor progress to reduce New Zealand’s rates of child poverty.
Archbishop Dew also called on politicians to make it their top priority but also said that poverty “is not just for the politicians to ‘fix’, but something we are all called to do something about as a community.”
The Archdiocese is made up of living communities. These communities include parishes, schools, chaplaincies, prayer groups, service organisations.... We gather in our parishes as an archdiocesan community on Sundays to celebrate the Eucharist. Find a Sunday Mass Time near you
Hundreds of people have taken part in discussions and consultations relating to the document I published in May, “A Future Full of Hope”. The responses bear the results of deep reflection and fervent prayer, for which I am very grateful... Read more...
Stewardship is a spirituality, a way of life, which calls for our response by: receiving the gifts of God with gratitude, growing and developing them responsibly, sharing them lovingly in justice with others.