This book came out a while ago but is an excellent collation of wisdom from mostly Maori and Pasifika writers for supporting whanau through the difficult stressors life can bring, often as the result of colonisation, intermarriage, migration and socioeconomic insecurity. An excellent resource for family, friends and practitioners. https://www.otago.ac.nz/press/books/otago068826.html

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This is a scan of book five of Mahi Tahi published by PCANZ in 1992, which illustrates the Presbyterian Church’s efforts to move towards bi-culturalism. The full document can be found here. Contact the Presbyterian Research Centre Archives (pcanzarchives@prcknox.org.nz) for more information or borrow the print version from the Library.

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This book by Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope detail research done in the USA in 2013-2014 interviewing nearly 100 people who, reluctantly, have left the church but not their Christian faith. The results are not what you’d expect, and the book ends by usefully offering a number of constructive insights and ideas to church leaders…

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This book by Tim Hein, a minister in the Uniting Church in Australia draws on his own and his wife’s experiences of sexual abuse to offer empathy, and practical guidance, to survivors of sexual abuse and those seeking to minister to survivors.

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This is Lynne Baab’s latest (2018!), very readable, book offering key principles and practices to help pastoral carers navigate through the challenges people encounter today.

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This resource is Hamish Galloway’s study leave report from 2015. It draws from wisdom in Deuteronomy to examine the notion of generativity as a way of older generations investing in younger ones to grow an empowering plan for passing on Christian faith, leadership and community.

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