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Think Pieces

Confront and challenge your thinking with these faith and justice-driven articles.

NZ Election 2017 - Make Your Vote Count

14 Aug | 2017

Elections are milestones in our nation’s history. As such, how we vote represents a part of our legacy that will resound into the future as our descendants look back to see the issues we cared about and what direction our nation took as a result.

State(s)of the Nation

9 Mar | 2015

A think piece on state of the nation by Ronji Tanielu, Policy Analyst for the Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit.

Speaking Out Through Submissions

9 Mar | 2015

A think piece on speaking out for the marginalised by Ronji Tanielu, Policy Analyst for the Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit.

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Are the Sallies taking over HNZC?

17 Dec | 2014

A think piece on social housing by Major Campbell Roberts, Director of Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit.

Elephant in the living room

25 Nov | 2014

A think piece on family violence in New Zealand, by Chris Frazer.

Catalyst for Hope

6 Oct | 2014

A review of the Election Video Roadshows around New Zealand by Ronji Tanielu, Social Policy Advisor, The Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit.

What Does the Election Result Say to the Poor?

6 Oct | 2014

An election 2014 reflection piece by Major Campbell Roberts, Director of The Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit.

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Environmental Justice - Together

8 Nov | 2013

Jeanette Fitzsimons' Just Action presentation on joining social, economic and environmental goals to build a more just society.

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Treading threadbare

30 Jul | 2013

Chris Frazer on why hunger is the most pressing human rights issue in the 21st century

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