PAST EVENTS - 2017

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Parihaka!

Saturday 5 November 

Pax Christi and The Peace Place will co-host a celebration in honour of this iconic moment in NZ history. 

"No good thing has ever been got by force ... there is no reason why force should continue to have power over us." 

Te Whiti o Rongomai


Moving tributes documenting the Crown Apology at Parihaka in June 2017


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28 October 2017 - First year in history -The United Tribes Declaration of Independence 1835 and  a Commemoration of NZ Land Wars

This is the first year that this particular and very important day in New Zealand history will be formally acknowledged.

 

 

Official information on the Government Ministry for Culture and Heritage website.

 

 

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David Wakim Memorial Lecture - Pax Christi

Thursday 5 October 7 pm

Susan St John, friend of David and current researcher for the Child Poverty Action Group - speaking at the Colomba Centre, Vermont St in Ponsonby, Auckland in honour of the life and work of David Wakim, the first national president of Pax Christi Aotearoa NZ. 

Among many social justice causes, David Wakim was probably most well known as a tireless advocate for the Palestinian people.

2005 Article by Scoop  on the passing of David Wakim. 

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'Ahiahi' A Sunset Celebration of Spring - Season of Creation 

Thursday 21 September, 5:45 pm at Bastion Point - to the left of the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial overlooking the beautiful Waitamata harbour. 

With luck this will be a beautiful opportunity to view the sunset and pray or give intentions for our earth with people of different faiths, denominations and views. Brought together by our mutual love of this magnificent planet, this is set to be a memorable moment of appreciation and sharing in our common humanity. 

No faith or particular view is required - just bring friendship and comfortable walking shoes. 

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SAMI AWAD - Non-Linear thinking as a tool for peace making

2 September 2017, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Hosted by Pax Christi at The Peace Place, 22 Emily Place, Auckland CBD

Sami Awad is a Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem. Sami is an inspirational speaker and creative thinker focused on healing the ancient divisions in the Holy Land. His principles and creative approach are universal and not exclusive to particular issues. 

This is a rare opportunity to gain creative skills for leadership understand the application among some of the most conflicting situations in the world. 

As places are limited, you must enrol for this sought after workshop. 

Email : paxnz@xtra.co.nz        Phone: 09 - 377 5541

Suggested koha is $25  or pay whatever you are able.

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Kai and Korero

'Kai and Korero' - Literally meaning 'Food and Conversation'

The Peace Place hosted two Kai and Korero dinners on 3 and 17 of August and highly recommend them! If you missed these and would still like to participate, follow the ActionStation link and choose a dinner that suits your timing and location.

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Radical Grace - Documentary Film Night


Thursday 27 July 2018 - Hosted by Christina Reymer

"When the Vatican reprimands U.S. nuns, citing their 'radical feminism," three fearless nuns risk their place in the church to follow what they believe is a higher calling of social justice" 

Regardless of where on personally stands on the role of women in the Catholic Church, this is a film that will help anyone better understand the heart of the debate. 

There will be an opportunity for discussion afterwards. 


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Homeless - Presented by Chris Farrelly EO of the Auckland City Mission

Thursday 6 July 2017 @ The Peace Place

Chris Farrelly is the CEO and City Missioner for the Auckland City Mission and has a long history of working with the poor and marginalised.  Chris was the CEO of Northland’s Manaia Health PHO, which extended its focus beyond clinical service delivery to also address key social determinants of poor health such as poverty, substandard housing and unemployment.  Chris has led a number of programmes including a large housing insulation project and worked with Fonterra to bring back free milk into our schools.  Chris also spent many years living in a South Korean slum, where he led a number of health and social development programmes.  Since returning home Chris has worked with HIV-AIDS prevention and care, hospital and health management.  Chris’s other interests include Te Tiriti o Waitangi, addressing inequity, partnership with Maori, mediation and conflict resolution.  A former Catholic Priest, Chris has a number of academic and professional qualifications including a Master of Theology degree and a Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution.  (Text courtesy of Rotary Club)

Please RSVP: info@thepeaceplace.org.nz 

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Te Tiriti o Waitangi - The Treaty of Waitangi

One Day Workshop with Dr Susan Healy - Saturday 17 June 2017

Dr Susan Healy is a Dominican laywoman.  She has a doctorate in Maori Studies from The University of Auckland and is co-author of  Ngāpuhi speaks: He Wakaputanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Independent report on the Ngāpuhi Nui Tonu claim (2012). She has been involved in Treaty research and education for many years. Those who attend her workshops find them stimulating and positive.

Topics covered:
He Whakaputanga - 1885       
Declaration of Independence

Te Tiriti o Waitangi - 1840      Intentions of the Treaty

Historical developments         Since the Treaty was signed

A Treaty based constitution   What this might look like

Honouring the Treaty               What we can do today

 $20 Recommended koha, covers lunch                                                    To register email: info@thepeaceplace.org.nz




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