A two-part video workshop for communities of faith


Very Rev. Jay Ruka, Dean of Taranaki Cathedral and author of Huia Come Home
Anglican Archbishop Emeritus David Moxon
Lillian Murray from Karuwhā Trust
Video segments from The Justice Conference and the National Library Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa

"We used this material with two different church groups in Levin and found it really well put together, eye-opening for those of us with deep Kiwi roots, and, according to one older immigrant from the UK, ‘jaw-dropping’... Highly recommend this material: thank you for putting it together." - Julian, Levin (host)

"I had prior knowledge, but felt that this training brought out new aspects of Te Tiriti in a very engaging way. The viewing led our group of 10 into some challenging and constructive discussion, and we went away with new insights." -
Ruth, South Canterbury (participant)

Conversation about the Treaty is happening all around us, and the Treaty Principles Bill will soon come up for discussion.

As Christians, we are shaped by the stories and promises of what God has done before us. God has been at work in this country forever and the Treaty has a rich Christian heritage. We can look at the story of the Treaty and how it was signed, and let that shape how we live in this land.

But do we actually know what the Treaty says? Why Māori chiefs and the Crown signed it? What happened after?

Now is a great time to refresh our understanding and plug our knowledge gaps so that we can participate meaningfully in these conversations. We are inviting you and your faith community to join us in exploring these questions, and come on an exciting journey of curiosity, learning and conversation.

Hear from expert presenters, both Māori and non-Māori, to learn

  • What the Treaty of Waitangi says

  • The context in which the Treaty was signed and the role Christians played.

  • What’s the story now?

We will provide videos, host guidance and discussion questions for two 90-minute sessions.

Brought to you by Common Grace Aotearoa in partnership with Karuwhā Trust and Te Manu Hononga - The Sir Paul Reeves Centre.

Express interest in hosting two sessions in your faith community today.

Want to participate, but unable to host? Please get in touch.