9 June 2015
[WCC] We are entering an era in which the public has a broader awareness of the rights of indigenous peoples, said Bishop Mark MacDonald, WCC president for North America and the National Indigenous Bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada.
The full article can be found here
2 June 2015
Recent flooding in Aotearoa New Zealand has caused devastation to many places including two marae that are used for Maori Anglican church services. See the video below which was taken not long after the floods struck, for the stories pertaining to the marae.
5 May 2015
The last of a small delegation of Kiwi Anglicans who’ve been in New York speaking up for the concerns of indigenous people – both within the Communion and the world at large – are returning this week to Aotearoa New Zealand.
Bishop Kito Pikaahu led a delegation of seven from Te Pihopatanga to the biennial Anglican Indigenous Network (AIN) conference which was held in The Big Apple from April 14-18.
And on April 14, the eve of that conference, the Pihopatanga team met with the person who is, arguably, the most significant Kiwi on the world stage – former Prime Minister Helen Clark, who took time out from her tasks as Head of the United Nations Development Programme to welcome them to the United Nations headquarters in New York.
The delegation briefed Ms Clark on the purpose of the AIN conference – and spoke of its significance in strengthening people-to-people links among indigenous Anglicans throughout the Communion.
Later that same day, the delegation (which included former diplomat turned St John’s College ordinand Kerry Davis) also met with New Zealand’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, the former Deputy Prime Minister, Jim McLay.
13 April 2015
Delegates from the Māori Anglican Church are off to New York following an invite from the United Nations. Māori still lead the way on many issues faced by indigenous cultures from around the world, but Bishop Kito Pikaahu says there are still some unresolved matters facing Māori that could benefit immensely from a UN endorsement.
6 February 2015
When I was a university student… a number of Maori were arguing that we were colonised by Christianity: that these (foreign) thoughts were put in our head.
I want to say… that I do not believe that that was the case, at all.
The Christian message had a natural appeal to Maori – and Maori were active in seeking it out and promoting it themselves.
Let me refer, then, to Ruatara. Ruatara went over to London to hunt out what it was that gave strength to the British people.
He came to the view that it was their spirituality and their religion.
He went to Australia to hunt out someone who could bring that message to New Zealand, and brought over Marsden.