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Study Day: From just war to just peace
    Auckland, Saturday, 14 October 2017

    Speakers • Professor Richard Jackson, Professor of Peace Studies and Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, The Pacifist State • Professor Peter Lineham, Professor of History at Massey University, The Legacy of the Just War in the New Zealand State • Dr Katerina Standish, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago, War Education • Dr Geoffrey Troughton, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at Victoria University, The Roots of Christian Pacifism and Peace Traditions in New Zealand • Dr Zain Ali, Head of the Islamic Studies Research Unit at the University of Auckland, Is there an Islamic Approach to Pacifism? • Dr Heather Devere, Director of Practice in the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, The pursuit of justice: through war or peace? • Graeme MacCormick, Retired District Court Judge with a Family Court warrant, War, Anzac Day and the Gospels.

    From 8.30am to 5pm, Bishop Selwyn Chapel, Holy Trinity Cathedral, corner St Stephens Avenue and Parnell Road, Auckland. Arranged by the NZ Christian Network, Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust, Pax Christi and Anglican Pacifist Fellowship. Registration is essential for catering purposes, please contact email - entry fee is $25 (pay on the day), which includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea. The A4 poster for the study day is available here.

Dorothy Brown Memorial Lecture
    Auckland, Friday, 13 October 2017

    Nuclear free New Zealand at 30: historic achievement compromised by ‘follow the leader’ foreign and defence policy, Maire Leadbeater.

    At 7.30pm, Bishop Selwyn Chapel, Holy Trinity Cathedral, corner St Stephens Avenue and Parnell Road, Auckland. Arranged by the Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust, free entry. The A4 poster for the lecture is available here.

Study Day: Just war? - Study Day Presentations
    Auckland, Saturday, 19 November 2016

    • Father Claude Mostowik, Chair of Pax Christi Australia, who represented Australia and New Zealand at the Vatican Conference called by Pope Francis in April 2016, Re-examining the Just War Theory • Professor Kevin Clements, Director, National Centre of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, The Politics of Compassion in a World of Ruthless Power • Professor Richard Jackson, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, Answering the Objections to Pacifism, • Dr Derek Woodard-Lehman, Lecturer in Theology and Public Issues, University of Otago, Ends, Means, and the Meaning of War Without End • Keith Locke, former Green Party MP, The Terrifying Consequences of High-Tech War • Chris Barfoot and Professor Margaret Bedggood, Anglican Franciscan Third Order, What can St Francis teach us today?

    From 9am to 5pm, in the Bishop Selwyn Chapel, Holy Trinity Cathedral, corner St Stephens Avenue and Parnell Road, Auckland. Arranged by the NZ Christian Network, Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust, Pax Christi and Anglican Pacifist Fellowship. Booking is essential as numbers are limited, entry charge $20 (pay on the day) includes light refreshments and lunch, contact email. The A4 poster for the study day is available here.

Dorothy Brown Memorial Lecture - Lecture text
    Auckland, Friday, 18 November 2016

    Just War Theory but ‘just’ for whom?, Dr Jenny Te Paa, former Dean of Te Rau Kahikatea, St John’s College, former Chair of international Anglican Peace and Justice Network.

    At 7.30pm, in the Selwyn Library (opposite the Cathedral), 8 St Stephens Avenue, Parnell, Auckland. Arranged by the Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust, free entry but booking is essential as numbers are limited, contact email. The A4 poster for the lecture is available here.

Study Day: War Remembrance and Reconciliation
    Auckland, Saturday, 7 November 2015
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    The War Remembrance and Reconciliation Study Day focuses on three wars: Musket Wars, New Zealand Wars and the First World War, all of which are remembered on the Museum site. It introduces to the act of war remembrance the search for reconciliation. Is acknowledgment of failures in the past a part of this reconciliation? Is it compatible with respect for those who died? Programme: * Remembering the dead and reconciling the past in the present for preparation towards the future, from a Maori cultural paradigm, Margaret Kawharu, MNZM, and Bernard Makoare, Ngati Whatua * Peacemaking in the Musket Wars - the impact of the Christian Gospel, Keith Newman, author of 'Bible & Treaty', 'Beyond Betrayal' and 'Ratana the Prophet' * Gate Pa and Gallipoli: How do we Remember and Reconcile? Reverend John Hebenton, Vicar of St George's Gate Pa, and Dr Cliff Simons, church warden and military historian * The other side of the Gallipoli story, Negat Kavvas, formerly Turkish Consul-General in New Zealand * Did New Zealand war memorials encourage war? Jock Phillips, ONZM, historian, author and encyclopedist * War, Remembrance and the Pacifist Alternative, Professor Richard Jackson, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at Otago University * How can reconciliation with the history of Parihaka contribute to a national conversation of peace and remembrance? Tonga Karena, Ph.D student from the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Otago University.

    From 9am to 5pm, at the Auckland War Memorial Museum Auditorium, Auckland Domain. Cost is $30 (concession $20) + $3 booking fee including lunch and teas, and booking is essential for catering purposes - please book by 5 November online here or at the museum (no booking fee). Arranged by NZ Christian Network, Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust, Pax Christi, Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and Auckland Labour History Group, and supported by the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Links - Facebook event - A4 poster

Dorothy Brown Memorial Lecture
    Auckland, Friday, 6 November 2015

    The Supreme Sacrifice? New Zealand Chaplains and Churches and the Construction of Death in the First World War by Reverend Dr Allan Davidson, ONZM, a Presbyterian Minister, historian, lecturer in Church History, St John's Theological College, for 27 years, and author of many books including 'Christianity in Aotearoa: A History of Church and Society in New Zealand' and 72 academic papers. At 7.30 pm in the Auckland War Memorial Museum Auditorium, Auckland Domain.

    Arranged by the Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust, and supported by the Auckland War Memorial Museum. No entry charge but for catering purposes, please register by 5 November online here. Links - Facebook event - A4 poster

Study Day - World War One: How shall we remember them?
    Auckland, Saturday, 8 November 2014
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    * Opening prayers by the Right Reverend Te Kitohi Pikaahu, Bishop of Te Tai Tokerau
    * Does the way we remember war affect our collective morality? Professor Richard Jackson, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Otago University
    * Anniversaries of War, Remembering in 2014, Associate Professor Annabel Cooper, Otago University
    * Did the Church yield to the State and prevailing attitudes in society? If so, why? What can we learn from this? Professor Peter Lineham, Massey University
    * How do we understand the evil that led to the huge death toll? How can we be empowered to live peacefully together? Dr Andrew Shepherd, formerly Centre for Theology and Public Issues, Otago University
    * Panel: Who Chose to Resist? with Tipa Mahuta on Waikato Tainui; historian Megan Hutching, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom on New Zealand women who opposed the war; Ryan Bodman on the Passive Resisters' Union; Chairperson: Keith Locke, former Green MP
    * Enabling a century of warfare - the role of scientists, Associate Professor Peter Wills, Department of Physics, Auckland University
    * Remembering WW1 in the context of ongoing militarism, Edwina Hughes, Peace Movement Aotearoa.

    From 8-30am to 5pm (registration from 8.30am, programme begins at 9am) at the St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland; cost is $20 including lunch, to be paid on the day. Pre-registration is essential for catering purposes, by email or tel 09 575 6142. Arranged by the Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Centre Trust, NZ Christian Network, Pax Christi, Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and Auckland Labour History Group. The A4 poster, which includes the programme, is available here, and the Facebook event is here.

Dorothy Brown Memorial Lecture
    Auckland, Friday, 7 November 2014
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    Looking back on World War 1 a hundred years later by Professor Richard Falk, formerly UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. At 7.30pm, St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland; free entry.

    Arranged by the Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Centre Trust, NZ Christian Network, Pax Christi, Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and Auckland Labour History Group, contact email. The A4 poster for this event is available here, and the Facebook event is here.

Public lecture: Professor Richard Falk
    Auckland, Thursday, 6 November 2014
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    Prospects for Peace in the Middle East by Professor Richard Falk, who has recently completed a six-year term as Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. He is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus at Princeton where he was a member of the faculty for forty years. He is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus at Princeton where he was a member of the faculty for forty years. He is a critical analyst of the role of international law in global politics and an author/editor of forty books. At 7.30pm, AMRF Auditorium (Room 505-011), Medical School Building, 85 Park Road, Auckland.

    Seating is limited to 300 reserved places, so you must RSVP at http://www.law.auckland.ac.nz/falk if you wish to attend. Organised by the Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust, for more information contact email. The A4 poster for this event is available here.

The Christian Responsibility to Protect: Ecumenical Study Day
    Auckland, Saturday, 14 September 2013
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    How can we as Christians fulfil our responsibility to protect those affected by war and civil strife yet avoid the problems associated with exclusively military intervention?

    Speakers: * Reverend Dr Anthony Dancer, former Anglican Social Justice Commissioner: The theological case for peace * Professor Kevin Clements, Director, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Otago University: The ethics of development and peacebuilding: doing no harm while doing good * Dr Kennedy Graham, Green List MP, former New Zealand Foreign Service and Senior lecturer in School of Law, Canterbury University: Peacekeeping and international law: the future direction of New Zealand’s foreign policy * Major Josh Wineera and Colonel Martin Dransfield of the NZ Defence Force: Experiences of peacekeeping operations in Bougainville, Iraq, Timor Leste and Afghanistan * Professor Richard Jackson, Deputy Director, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies: Analysis and critique of the responsibility to protect * Dr Katerina Standish, Lecturer, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies: Human security as transcending national security * Dr Charles Butcher, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies: Can we predict genocide? The role of economic risk factors.

    From 9am to 5pm St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland; cost is $20 including lunch, to be paid on the day. Arranged by the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and NZ Christian Network. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Wednesday, 11 September, to email. The A4 flyer for this event is available here, the programme is available here, and the Facebook event is here.

Inaugural Dorothy Brown Memorial Lecture
    Auckland, Friday, 13 September 2013

    Non violence is an imperative, not an optional extra, by Professor Kevin Clements, Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Otago University - at 7.30pm, St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby. Arranged by the Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Centre Trust, contact email. The A4 poster for this event, with background information, is available here, and the Facebook event is here.

Church, state and war: APF Ecumenical Study Day
    Auckland, Saturday, 28 April 2012
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    Speakers: * Reverend Canon Dr Paul Oestreicher, When war is abolished, is that the end of the armed forces? * Dr Richard Jackson, An Ethical Response to Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and the War on Terror * Stephen Tollestrup, Poverty and Conflict: mainstreaming peace-building into community development, and * Thomas Noakes-Duncan, How Should We Understand Paul’s Relationship to the State?.

    A Study Day arranged by the New Zealand Christian Network in conjunction with the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship New Zealand Branch. From 9am to 5.30pm, St Aidan’s Anglican Church, corner Remuera Road and Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland. Fee $20, to be paid on the day - lunch and morning and afternoon tea provided. For more information and to register, please email. An A4 flyer for this event, with more detailed information about each speaker and their topic is available here, and the registration form is available here.

APF Retreat weekend 2011
    Hamilton, Friday, 1 to Sunday, 3 July 2011

    The 2011 Retreat and Annual General Meeting will be at Houchen House, Hamilton. The programme is available here and on page 2 of the June newsletter and the registration form is available as a Word document and a pdf file - please register by 16 June. For more information, please contact email.

APF Retreat weekend 2010
    Whakatane, Friday, 9 to Sunday, 11 April 2010

    The 2010 Retreat and Annual General Meeting will be at the Titoki Healing Centre, Whakatane. The programme is available on page 2 of the March newsletter and the registration form is available here - please register by 31 March. For more information, please email.

Anzac Day: where to from here? APF Symposium
    Auckland, Saturday 10 October 2009   - papers - photos

    With speakers * Dr George Davis, author of Ph.D thesis on ANZAC Day from Turkish, New Zealand and British perspectives, Twentieth century Anzac Day meanings seen through the lenses of landscape, memory and fidelity * Dr Allan Davidson, Research Fellow, St John’s College, Lest We Forget! Memorialising war and remembering those who opposed war * Dr Chris Marshall, St John’s Associate Professor in Christian Studies, Religious Studies Programme, Victoria University of Wellington, Religion, violence and the Christian theology of reconciliation. From 9am to 4.30pm at St John's College, Wesley Hall, St John's College, 210 St John's Rd, Meadowbank; $20 ($10 students) includes lunch. Please email for more information and to register, a printable A4 flyer is available here.

Nagasaki Day / Peace Sunday service
    Auckland, Saturday 10 October 2009

    APF members will be involved in a Peace Sunday service on Nagasaki Day with Rev'd Dr Jonathan Hartfield, Chairperson, preaching, Dorothy Brown as reader and Meg Hartfield leading the prayers of the people, and APF material on display. Starts 10am at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, corner St Stephens Avenue and Parnell Road, Parnell.

APF Retreat Weekend 2009
    Hamilton, Friday 24 to Sunday 26 July 2009

    The 2009 Retreat weekend will be held at Houchen House in Hamilton, more details are available here, or from the Secretary email.

'Law, violence and human nature: a Biblical and theological approach'
    Auckland, Saturday, 22 November 2008 - photos

    An Open Day with speakers * Father Peter Murnane, Dominican Friar, 'A time to keep laws and a time to disobey them: civil disobedience and civil resistance in the age of private and government terrorism' * Dr Chris Marshall, Religious Studies Department, Victoria University, 'Biblical perspectives on anger and violence' * Dr Nicola Hoggard-Creegan, Laidlaw College, 'A theological critique of the Seville, and UNESCO-adopted, Statement on Violence.

    From 9.15am to 5.30pm at All Saints' Lounge, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland; $20, includes lunch. Arranged by the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship - please register by 17 November with Chris Barfoot, tel (09) 575 6142 or email. A printable poster for this event is available here.

'Peace Past - Peace Future' Symposium
    Auckland, Saturday, 27 October 2007

    You are warmly invited to attend our symposium. Opening by Sir Paul Reeves * Session One * Living Peace Covenants: How can the indigenous peace movements of the Moriori and Parihaka contribute to conflict resolution in the world today? Presentations by Maui Solomon of Hokotehi Moriori Trust 'The Moriori Peace Covenant' and Ruakere Hond from Parihaka 'Parihaka: in search of peace' * Session Two * Challenges Posed by Military Aggression: Presentations and panel with Arthur Palmer, George Armstrong, Maire Leadbeater and Edwina Hughes * Session Three * Potential for Peace Teaching: Presentations and panel with Shareen Shah, Yvonne Duncan and the students of Mt Roskill Grammar School will present on 'The Contribution of New Zealand Youth to the Greatest Challenge of the 21st Century - Conflict Resolution' * Session Four * Growing a Field of Peace - Interfaith Peacebuilding: How can the different faiths work together in practical peace building? Presentation and panel with Ali Jiang, Tipene Daniels and Greg Hughson.

    The purpose of this symposium is to develop the relationship between existing peace groups and the new national Peace and Conflict Studies Centre and to explore how the Centre’s research may assist with peaceful resolution of conflicts in the world today. From 9.30am to 3pm, Otago University Centre, 385 Queen Street, Auckland City; admission by koha, a simple lunch will be provided - as space is limited please register early by email (24 October at the latest). Organised by the Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust. A printable A4 flyer for this event is available here.

APF Retreat Weekend
    Hamilton, Friday, 8, to Sunday, 10 June 2007

    Retreat Leader: Brother Brian, former Minister-General of the First Order of the Anglican Society of St Francis; Retreat theme: our mission in the Church and the world. At Houchen House, 83 Houchen Road, Hamilton; for more information contact email.

Is violence inevitable? a Christian response to our times
    - a day of focussed conversation and discovery
    Auckland, Saturday, 4 November 2006

    9am Registration 9.15am Opening by Archbishop David Moxon 9.30am Dr Nicola Hoggard-Creegan, Bible College of New Zealand: 'Whence comes violence: a biological and evolutionary approach?' 10.15am Morning Tea 10.30am The Reverend Dr Anthony Dancer, Social Justice Commissioner, Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia: 'Violence, Principalities and Powers' 11.30am Archbishop David Moxon: 'Defining the Issues' 12.15pm Lunch 1pm to 2.45pm Workshops: Small groups followed by Plenary session. Each group working in the light of individual faith and experience will engage by one or more strategic questions a biblical and theological theme outlined in the morning. Each group will then report back to a plenary session 2.45pm Afternoon tea 3pm The Reverend Canon Marilyn McCord Adams, Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Oxford, England will be addressing issues related to her book 'Horrendous Evil and the Goodness of God' 4.45pm Closing worship 5pm Finish.

    At St Aidan's Hall, 5 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland. Facilitated by the Diocesan Social Justice Council and the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship; for more information contact email.


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