Anglican Pacifist Fellowship (APF) Aotearoa New Zealand
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 Paulís 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 Aidanís 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
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
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.
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 Johnís College, Lest We Forget! Memorialising war and remembering those who opposed war * Dr Chris Marshall, St Johnís 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
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
'Law, violence and human nature: a Biblical and theological approach'
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
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 Centreís 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
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
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.