Te Rongopai DVD
Dr Stuart Lange presents a five-part series documenting the story of the Gospel in New Zealand from Samuel Marsden forwards – its impact, the complications, and the way Christianity has had a significant impact in shaping New Zealand society both then and now.
DVD: 65 mins in 5 chapters and can be played in any zone
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25 February 2015
Family values – Who decides what is “public benefit”?
NZ Christian Network (NZCN) is encouraging people to support Family First in its upcoming High Court case with the Charities Commission.
“People may hold widely different views on Family First. Not all leaders in the Network would agree with everything they say” said NZCN national director Glyn Carpenter.
“But there are deeper, more important issues at stake here” he said.
“If, as has been reported, the charities commission position is that “traditional family values are ‘controversial‘ and of ‘no public benefit'” and that “it is in the public interest to remove the Trust...”, then we would ask the Charities Commission to publish a clear statement about how they measure what is ‘controversial’ and what constitutes ‘public benefit’.
“We will be writing this week to the Commission requesting this information and we will publish the response when we get it.
“Family First is by every common sense measure a charitable organisation, working to strengthen marriages and families in New Zealand. And there is strong evidence that supports the traditional family structure they advocate for.
“Some of the things they say may be controversial to some people. But that is probably true for every organisation in New Zealand. This position taken by the Charities Commission must be bound by sound, transparent principles which apply equally to all. We need to be very careful before we allow state power to be used to limit free speech”.
New Zealand Christian Network is a broad-spectrum network of churches and Christian leaders, with a Board of Reference that includes leaders from all the main denominations. It seeks to present a biblically orthodox position on issues, reflecting the views of the majority of Christians in New Zealand.
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