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Why Māori Tikanga in Ministry?
Time: 17:00 Friday
Where: Elm Dining
Style: Interactive Workshop
Taika Waititi has some challenging things to say about NZ’s approach to race. Let’s take his statement and make it false! As the church is God’s bride, let’s take back the initiative of being teachers and pioneers of social justice and get on the waka with the true bi/multi-cultural move of God in our nation! We will be exploring why and how Tikanga Maori lines up with Biblical Christianity, and then discuss some avenues for integrating it into our respective ministries.
Lower North Island Youth Consultant, SUNZ
Eugene is the Lower North Island Youth Consultant for Scripture Union. He is hugely passionate about empowering youth pastors and workers in their amazing work, and is always inspired when people are engaging with the difficult questions, especially around biculturalism. Eugene is of mixed parentage, Maori/Samoan/Dutch, and teaches from his own experiences of walking the multi-cultural line, but also has worked in the Church and Community sectors with multi-cultural youth and draws on both experience, study, and relationship to teach on these difficult matters. Eugene’s qualifications are a Diploma in Youth and Community studies majoring in Te Ao Maori in youthwork, and a BA in Commercial Music