new zealand

  • October 31, 2011

    The landmark Christchurch Cathedral, badly damaged in an earthquake on 22 February, will be deconsecrated, partially demolished and made safe.

  • March 8, 2011

    A complete search inside Christchurch Anglican Cathedral, after the devastating city earthquake, has revealed that there were no bodies in the rubble.

  • March 2, 2011

    New Zealand observed two minutes of silence in churches and public squares on 1 March in memory of the victims of the 22 February earthquake.

  • February 27, 2011

    Cathedral ritual anchored in the agonies of the Christchurch earthquake tragedy, but sitting separate enough to allow pain to be touched and held. This is the place where the sacred, the mystery in our midst, may sometimes be glimpsed as creative inspiration for restoration, says Sande Ramage, writing from New Zealand.

  • February 26, 2011

    The overall death toll from the 22 February earthquake in New Zealand has reached 113, with more than 200 people missing and hundreds injured.

  • February 24, 2011

    Caritas Aotearoa has pledged NZ$25,000 towards relief and recovery following the latest devastating quake to hit Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • February 24, 2011

    Living with uncertainty is the reality of existence, says Sande Ramage. Pretending otherwise by constructing systems and traditions that look reliable is a human preoccupation, until we are stopped in our tracks by disaster such as that which has struck Christchurch.

  • February 22, 2011

    Hundreds of Christchurch residents have been spending the night in the city's parks after the massive earthquake that hit the New Zealand city.

  • April 23, 2010

    To question the sacralized version of violent history and ‘salvation’ embodied in the ANZAC weekend celebrations in Australia and New Zealand is to risk being accused of ‘blasphemy’ and causing great offence, says Jarrod McKenna. Yet Christians have to risk offending in order to witness to the nonviolent overcoming we encounter and are changed by in Christ’s cross, and to point a better way forward for humanity.

  • March 31, 2010

    A church in New Zealand is to put up an Easter billboard tomorrow (Thursday) showing a cartoon Jesus on a cross.