Blogs Posts from the Anglican Indigenous Network

Māori Anglican delegation head to the UN

13 April 2015

Māori Anglican delegation head to the UN

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.

'Let's put paid to this belief that we were colonised by Christianity'

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.

The full article can be found here

Covenant & Promise: Waitangi 2015

6 February 2015

Some reflections from the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi - and a resolute rejection of the claim that Christian faith colonised Maori culture.

The full article can be found here

Anglican Taonga Advent 2014

20 November 2014

Download the pdf from here