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September 11, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] Child poverty in New Zealand is drawing attention from several denominations after a recent report outlined legislative plans to help children through tax and welfare changes. The New Zealand government has...

August 30, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] An Australian Anglican diocese has been accused of sexism over proposed new marriage vows requiring a wife to “submit” to her husband. Introduced as an alternative to the traditional vows that...

August 30, 2012

[Ecumenical News International, Wellington, New Zealand] A bill to legalize marriage for same-sex couples on Aug. 29 passed the first of three readings in the New Zealand parliament by a margin of two to one, creating the likelihood of...

June 19, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] Heads of the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Greek Orthodox churches in Australia used the pulpit to pressure politicians to oppose same-sex marriage ahead of a federal parliamentary debate. Two separate bills...

April 30, 2012

[Ecumenical News International — Wellington, New Zealand] A dreadlocked priest who is usually seen in shorts and bare feet is to be the new Anglican bishop in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Justin Duckworth replaces...

April 12, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] Australia’s Anglican Church has its third female bishop, Genieve Blackwell, but her March 31 consecration was boycotted by her archbishop, Sydney’s Peter Jensen, a strong opponent of women...

March 14, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] The Anglican Church in Australia’s first female indigenous archdeacon, Karen Kime, said she sees her role as improving communication with the nation’s aboriginal communities and supporting...

February 22, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] As Christians worldwide marked the beginning of Lent, New Zealand church leaders gathered with Christchurch residents to mark the first anniversary of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that devastated the city...

December 28, 2011

[Ecumenical News International] After Muslim militants bombed a Nigerian church over the Christmas weekend, northern Nigerian Christians say they will fight to defend themselves against a possible religious war in Africa’s most...

December 23, 2011

[Ecumenical News International] Many Christmas church services in Christchurch, New Zealand will be held outdoors this weekend after four strong earthquakes struck within three hours on Dec. 23, injuring 60, and causing further damage to...

December 21, 2011

[Ecumenical News International, Wellington, New Zealand] An Anglican church’s Christmas billboard, depicting Jesus’ mother Mary dressed in traditional garb and holding a pregnancy test strip while covering her mouth with the...

December 12, 2011

[Ecumenical News International, Wellington, New Zealand] After nine years, the Rev. Peter Beck, dean of the Anglican Christchurch Cathedral, is quitting “the best job the church” to run for a seat on the Christchurch City...

August 14, 2011

Sir Paul Reeves, a former Anglican archbishop and primate who became New Zealand's first Maori governor general, died on Aug. 14 from cancer at the age of 78. His body was taken on Aug. 15 to Holy Sepulchre Church in Auckland, where...

August 1, 2011

New Zealand's second biggest city could have a temporary Anglican cathedral as soon as February -- but the 700-seat structure will be made of recyclable cardboard. It would replace ChristChurch Cathedral, which was destroyed in the Feb. 22...

July 22, 2011

Migrant religious workers in New Zealand are welcoming the opportunity to be permanent residents after the government announced changes to the law on 19 July. Starting in November, an updated temporary visa will allow workers to stay in...

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