|v-Zine March 2011 Special Edition|
This edition of v-Zine is shorter than usual as many people are focused on the post-earthquake situation in Christchurch. We join our prayers with others from around New Zealand and the world. We have offered the assistance of the network to national church leaders, especially those with people working on the ground in Christchurch.
The 6th New Zealand Christian Leaders' Congress was a significant cutting-edge event, a must-do for many of the Christian leaders of the nation, wrote Mark Keown, Senior Lecturer at Laidlaw College's School of Theology, Mission and Ministry. Read his report here...
Christchurch earthquake aftermath
After the first tier, such as Civil Defence, Red Cross, Police and the Fire Brigade, the Church has been the biggest provider of social services and support in the aftermath of the two major earthquakes that have devastated Christchurch in the last five months. Read more…
A large number of churches, particularly historic ones, have been severely damaged or destroyed by the two earthquakes, on 4 September and 22 February. Read more…
Kingdom Economics advisory
The Kingdom Economics Forum will be held 24–25 June, in conjunction with Martien Kelderman (Fountain Institute) and Andrew Bradstock (Otago University). Mark it in your diary and see next month's v-Zine for further details.
2014 – The bicentenary of the Gospel in Aotearoa New Zealand
2014 will present many opportunities for evangelism and discipleship based around the telling of the story of the Gospel in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Alcohol Reform Bill
As the Select Committee hearings on the Alcohol Reform Bill continue, the Social Justice Commission of the Anglican Church has produced a brief fact sheet on alcohol. It can be read here.
People before pokies bill
Christchurch Baptist minister and member of the Christchurch City Council's Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board, Paul McMahon, has established the Coalition for People before Pokies to promote a bill to reduce the harm caused by pokie machines. There's more information at the website http://issues.co.nz/peoplebeforepokies
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