Issues Forum

Resources for reflection on issues of our day

Some of the issues we are concerned about are:

Analysis of causes for understanding contributing factors towards economic poverty

Child Poverty

Environmental Justice

Euthanasia Bill

  • Booklet Euthanasia – Myths+Facts Sept 15 – NZ Catholic Bishops
  • Writing a submission on Euthanasia AS– a guide to writing a submission
  • The Catholic Bishops Welcome Terms of Reference for Inquiry into Ending of Life.
  • The Nathaniel Report is the NZ Catholic Bioethics Centre.  Check their website for articles and information or join their Facebook Group.
  • The Euthanasia Debate (NZ) is an organisation that is attempting to educate the NZ public, including MPs about this Euthanasia. Visit their website.  Sign the petition. online.
  • David Richmond has been a physician in Geriatrics care throughout his medical career. He is presently Emeritus Professor of Geriatric Medicine and a Palliative care Specialist. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the HOPE Foundation for Research on Ageing. David is a committed Christian. For a short, clear and recent interview with David see the following video.  For something by David in print form available on the website of the Methodist Church of New Zealand/Te Haahi Weteriana O Aotearoa, see this article.
  • Dr Sinead Donnelly is a specialist in palliative medicine in Wellington.  She made a short film about her work with the dying.

Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing)


Human Trafficking


Inter-generational unemployment and it’s impact on families

ISIS’s War on Religious Minorities

Sister Diana Momeka from Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, Mosul, Iraq speaks out:
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Mineral Exploration

Mission and Justice

Recognition of Parihaka

Refugee Crisis

Teen/Child Suicide and value of children in Society

Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

Youth Employment

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