We generally meet at 11:00am on the first Sunday of the month – or as required – publicising issues of concern, and organising education, civic engagement and lobbying activities on issues of social justice, peace-making and care of the earth. We have surveyed members of Durham Street church on their concerns and are currently prioritising work on climate justice, child well-being and promoting a ‘living wage’ for all.
In 2020, we held a lively post-election seminar on All We Want for Christmas Is An End to Poverty. In the lead up to the election we held a seminar on the marijuana referendum, Reefer Madness or Sound Public Policy, and the Men’s Group organised a seminar on the euthanasia referendum.
In 2018, to mark Peace Sunday, we organised a weekend visit by Professor Kevin Clements, chair and foundation director of National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies, Otago University. He led a Friday night public lecture on The Politics of Compassionate in an Age of Ruthless Power, and on Saturday he led an experiential workshops on peace-making, concluding the weekend in a combined worship service with Knox Presbyterian and Durham Street Methodist churches on Remembering Hiroshima: Working for a loving future.
We also support initiatives and closely cooperate with Ecu-Action Canterbury – acting together for justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Most activities have no charge, but we often encourage people to support social justice causes. New supporters are always welcome.
For more information or to become involved, see contacts below.