Strengthening links in Te Ao Māori

20 August 2018

Strengthening links in Te Ao Maori

[Anglican Taonga] The Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia is stepping up to honour the achievements of the Kingitanga (Māori King movement), the Ringatū and Rātana churches in 2018 as each celebrates a significant anniversary.

The General Synod Standing Committee has ratified a motion brought by Tikanga Māori to enliven ties with the three movements in this year when: the Kingitanga commemorates 160 years since the coronation of Pōtatau Te Wherowhero as the first Māori King; the Ringatū Church marks 150 years since its founder Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki first offered prayers at Whareongaonga, and the Rātana Church celebrates 100 years since its founder, Te Māngai, Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana received his calling to a ministry of healing.

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