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13th of June 2018 10:46 AM
It's Disability Awareness Sunday this week. Head over to their page and check out the resources they have created. I recommend you check out the touching behind the scenes story for what happened when this video was being filmed. God is with us!
nzchristiannetwork
21st of May 2018 09:01 AM
Public hearings begin today on the End of Life Choice Bill.

Of the 35,000+ submissions, 3500 people indicated they were wanted to present in person, and it has been decided that they will all be given the opportunity to be heard.

Please pray that these proceedings be endowed with grace, wisdom and discernment.
nzchristiannetwork
18th of May 2018 11:26 AM
Time Critical - Submissions close at 5pm TODAY

Online submissions: http://abortionlaw.lawcom.govt.nz/views/
Email submissions: alr@lawcom.govt.nz

The Government has asked the Law Commission for advice on what alternative approaches could be taken in the law to align with a health approach to abortion.

Specifically, the Government has asked the Law Commission to review the criminal aspects of abortion law, the grounds for abortion and the process for receiving abortion services.
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nzchristiannetwork
14th of May 2018 02:25 PM
Reminder: Disability Awareness Sunday – 17th June 2018

This is an opportunity to be intentional about disability awareness and is a great way to educate your church. It is not just about raising awareness, but celebrating and encouraging people with disabilities in their gifts and ministries. This video highlights that regardless of our ability we are all human. We all have hopes and dreams. We all need people we connect with.

For more information and resources: http://elevatecdt.org.nz/
nzchristiannetwork
30th of January 2018 05:35 PM
Our whole society is predicated on a commitment to human life, and on respect and compassionate care for vulnerable people. So is our medical system, which we currently trust to care water than kill.

This bill puts that in grave jeopardy. It is currently illegal to kill our to withhold the "necessaries" of life from vulnerable people.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, send your submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/…/52SCJU_…/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-… #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
nzchristiannetwork
30th of January 2018 06:00 AM
NZ Christian Network believe the End of Life Choice Bill is unnecessary. The vast majority of people, including those with terminal illness, do not in fact die in great pain, and New Zealand’s palliative care system is well able to prevent most extreme pain.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, send your submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCJU_SCF_BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
29th of January 2018 06:00 AM
“In the cause of individual freedom, and with an avoidance of all safe-guards, the Seymour Bill could readily leave New Zealand society wide open to all the most chilling effects of euthanasia. If New Zealand must have euthanasia – which we ourselves believe is neither necessary nor ethical – then this is the worst possible bill to introduce it."

NZ Christian Network is advising everyone who is concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand to make sure that they send a submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCJU_SCF_BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
28th of January 2018 06:00 AM
NZ Christian Network is advising everyone who is concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand to make sure that they send a submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCJU_SCF_BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Our whole society is predicated on a commitment to human life, and on respect and compassionate care for vulnerable people. So is our medical system, which we currently trust to care rather than to kill. This bill puts all that in grave jeopardy.

Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
27th of January 2018 06:00 AM
NZ Christian Network is advising everyone who is concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand to make sure that they send a submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCJU_SCF_BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Guidelines, links and key information: https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill
“Allowing individuals the freedom to choose euthanasia rather than endure possible future suffering seems like an attractive option to many in our society, which places such a premium on individual freedom. Over time, however, State-sanctioned provision for medically-assisted suicide would inevitably dangerously compromise society’s commitment to the compassionate care of those who are terminally ill, disabled, elderly, or depressed. Instead of society valuing and supporting the lives of vulnerable people, there would be a growing tacit encouragement for such people to choose to have their lives ended. As has happened in some other countries, voluntary euthanasia would inescapably lead to the increasing incidence of involuntary euthanasia, the ultimate breach of human rights.”
#EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
26th of January 2018 09:18 AM
NZ Christian Network is advising everyone who is concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand to make sure that they send a submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

"The Justice Select Committee needs to hear from thinking members of the public. The reality is, if people do not make a submission, silence is interpreted as assent."

Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill/
Make a submission directly with the Justice Select Committee: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCJU_SCF_BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
24th of January 2018 11:17 AM
"Numbers speak to politicians" How can you show your support?

Turn up and pray! Your presence represents the importance of this issue, not only to people of faith but to the nation.

Trevor Mallard, Speaker of the House, has given permission for this event to be held immediately before Parliament reconvenes for its first day of business. Let's give him something to think about, before he opens the session in prayer.

See https://www.jesusfornz.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/JesusForNZ/ for more details.

Send a written message to Rt. Hon Trevor Mallard, outlining your position on this matter. https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/proposed-change-to-parliamentary-prayer/
Last, but not least, remember to join in prayer wherever you are. Set an alarm on your phone and enter it in your diary.
nzchristiannetwork
7th of December 2017 05:00 PM
The 2017 Unsung Heroes Award for Missional Living was presented to Pastors Lui and Ane Ponifasio at a ceremony held in the Grand Hall of Parliament on Wed 22 November.

Lui is a pastor, entrepreneur and founder of Samoa MultiMedia Group and Radio Samoa, Chairman of Pacific2Nations, and the Senior Pastor for LifeChurch in South and West Auckland and internationally West Papua. Ane is currently the Managing Director for Radio Samoa, Senior Pastor for LifeChurch South, West Auckland and West Papua.

LifeChurch is a flourishing church community, committed to seeing the gospel declared in this nation and internationally. Lui is one of the international leaders of the Pacific to the Nations Movement (P2N), which seeks to mobilise the Pacific people into missions from across New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific and beyond.

A supporter of the P2Nation movement writes “I believe ‘The Pacifc2Nations’ is a (movement of people) – whereby ‘people’ can share resources in doing Christian mission together. It is in sharing resources and networking and connection that people can be encouraged to do mission. For the purpose of evangelising and discipling people towards the great commission.”

Please visit their website to learn more about Pacific2Nations: http://pacific2nations.com/
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4th of December 2017 05:00 PM
The 2017 Unsung Heroes Award for Value of Life was presented to Joseph Fa'afiu at a ceremony held in the Grand Hall of Parliament on Wed 22 November.

In 2015 Joseph founded HopeWalk, a suicide awareness and prevention movement. They are a community action group which gives individuals, families and communities who have been affected by suicide a place to connect with others who have also lost loved ones to suicide.

HopeWalk was also birthed to highlight the existing organisations and agencies that provide suicide prevention, intervention and post-intervention support. HopeWalk organises and leads walks globally in NZ, Australia, USA, Canada and the South Pacific.

Joseph says, “This movement is about giving people a voice which they are told by society they can’t have because it's taboo, an unspoken topic and so on. We need to break the shame, stigma and silence around suicide – it starts and ends with us. We need to remember that we are talking about people, not numbers on a piece of paper.”

Please visit their website to learn more about HopeWalk: http://www.hopewalk.nz/
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30th of November 2017 05:00 PM
The 2017 Unsung Heroes Award for Christianity & Secularisation was presented to Denis and Coralie Clarke at a ceremony held in the Grand Hall of Parliament on Wed 22 November.

Denis and Coralie are the Founders and CEOs of Business edge, a unique support business dedicated to empowering business people to become a positive force within their business, community, and nation from a Christian Worldview.

Denis was unable to attend, however, Coralie accepted the trophy on their behalf and Denis had an opportunity to respond the following day, in a telephone interview with Andrew Urquhart on Radio Rhema.

Please visit their website to learn more about Business Edge: https://www.businessedge.org.nz/
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27th of November 2017 08:35 AM
The 2017 Unsung Heroes Joint Special Award 'Demonstrating a Heart for Mission from within the Local Congregation' was presented to Michael Jenkins and Beryl Anderson at a ceremony held in the Grand Hall of Parliament on Wed 22 November.

Michael has given free English coaching and keyboard tuition for many years to international students and has found this is a great way to engage with people, many of whom have had little experience of Christianity and eventually want to learn more by joining in Bible Study Groups.

And, to quote the people who nominated Beryl, 'She is an inspirational role model of 24-7 Christian faith, including worship, witness, words, and action; someone who brings to mind Paul’s statement “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” '

Read their full citations here: #demonstrating" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/unsung-heroes-2017 #demonstrating
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24th of November 2017 05:00 PM
The 2017 Unsung Heroes Special Award 'Working for Bi-cultural Understanding' was presented to Dr Alistair Reese at a ceremony held in the Grand Hall of Parliament on Wed 22 November.

Alistair is involved in local and national efforts to promote reconciliation between Māori and Pākehā and exploring understandings of what an indigenous form of Christianity might look like. He is a Trustee for the Karuwhā Trust, a registered New Zealand charity that seeks to engage Aotearoa New Zealand in a conversation about identity and history.

Karuwhā Trust: http://karuwha.org.nz/
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23rd of November 2017 09:31 AM
A wonderful evening acknowledging the many years of service by the recipients of the 2017 NZCN Unsung Heroes Awards.

Simon O'Connor MP hosted the event in the Grand Hall of Parliament in Wellington.

Read about our Unsung Heroes: https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/unsung-heroes-2017/
All recipients received a trophy designed by Karen Sewell especially for our Unsung Heroes, a certificate, copy of their citation and a gift voucher from Manna Books and NZ Christian Network.
nzchristiannetwork
17th of November 2017 08:28 AM
Are you concerned about the proposed changes to Prayer that is prayed by the Speaker at the opening of Proceedings each Sitting Day?

"References to the Queen and Jesus Christ have been dropped from the parliamentary prayer delivered in Te Reo by the new Speaker of the House. And some opposition MPs are concerned that while the period of consultation has not yet finished, Trevor Mallard has already started using the new version." (Jane Patterson, Radio NZ)

Rasik Ranchord, Convenor Prayer@Parliament, has put together this informative resource to help us to make respectful submissions to Parliament.
nzchristiannetwork
25th of October 2017 11:32 AM
‘Transplanted: Refugee ‘Portraits of New Zealand’, a ten-day photographic exhibit and ‘talking space’ around refugee experience and issues.

"If seeking asylum is having your life pulled up by its roots, then being transplanted to New Zealand soil as a refugee is its regeneration–in all its difficult beauty."

The exhibit will be on at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington from Friday 27 October - Sunday 5 November.

For more information and session details, see the listing on our event calendar. https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/events/transplanted-refugee-portraits-of-new-zealand/
nzchristiannetwork
22nd of October 2017 07:13 AM
Still thinking about joining us at this year's Auckland Prayer Breakfast? Make the most of this offer and save $4 off of each ticket you purchase using the coupon code 'lastchance'.

Registrations have been extended to 9am Tuesday morning at which time, we must advise the caterers of our final numbers.

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