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Forum on Child Poverty – 5 August
On Election Day 1 in 4 children will be living in poverty. Make your vote count for those who can't.
Bishop Justin is co-hosting a Forum on Child Poverty with Catholic Archbishop John Dew.
Tuesday 5 August at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
6.30pm, with drinks and snacks available from 5.45pm.
There will be a youth voter forum from 8.15pm.
Currently confirmed participants on the panel are politicians:
Hon David Cunliffe
Hon Chris Finlayson
Hon Peter Dunne
Te Ururoa Flavell
All the political party leaders received a personal invitation to participate in this forum from Bishop Justin and Archbishop John, and we are awaiting confirmation of participants from other parties.
Children's Commissioner Dr Russell Wills is the keynote speaker, and various party leaders will present their plan of attack to reduce New Zealand child poverty.
I am back! Jenny and I have just finished the Camino de Santiago across Spain – over 30 days on pilgrimage. We averaged walking 27km and on our longest day we walked a marathon. It was a wonderful time of prayer, reflection, beauty and fellowship.
Bishop's Letter July 14 >
No reira waiho ko te aroha o Te Matua Kaha Rawa hei korowai mou.
May the love of Almighty God enfold you!