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What’s coming up – Professional Development

Check out the University Events Calendar to see what’s on at Otago

Registrations are now open for the following courses:

Faith Thinking on Zoom

These courses are offered by the Theology Programme, University of Otago. They are FREE and are offered via Zoom (a Zoom link and instructions will be sent to you).

Each session will involve input followed by facilitated discussion.

Tuesday 19 May, 7.30-8.30pm
Andrew Bradstock: Bishop David Sheppard: a case study in effective public theology

  • An additional event:
    Thursday 21 May, 7.30-8.30pm
    Andrew Bradstock: David Sheppard – between the pulpit and the crease

Wednesday 27 May, 7.30-8.30pm
Andrew Shepherd: Facing, Naming and Engaging Cultures and Systems of Violence: Reading Mark 5:1-20 in a Military-Digital Complex Age

Thursday 4 June, 7.30-8.30pm
Don Moffat: Living faithfully with multiple allegiances: Learning from Ezra and Nehemiah

Wednesday June 10, 7.30-8.30pm
James Harding: The Bible in the Time of Jesus

Tuesday 16 June, 7.30-8.30pm
Paul Trebilco: Jesus in the Gospel of Mark

Tuesday 23 June, 7.30-8.30pm
Lynne Taylor: Pastoral care: our stories matter

Tuesday 30 June, 7.30-8.30pm
David Tombs: James Cone, the Cross and the Lynching Tree

Support Resources for Families


The Waitemata Whanau Collective is made up of four specialist Family Violence agencies, Family Action, Man Alive, Kia Tīmata Anō Trust and North Harbour Living without Violence. The Helensville Women & Family Centre have also kindly added to the development of this resource.

These are ideas to help you manage stress, support your wellbeing, your relationships and entertain the kids.

We hope you find them useful and wish you and your family well as we all work together.

Covid19 Support Resources

The Archbishop of Canterbury Easter Day Sermon 2020

COE Easter 2020 Sermon ABC VF AFN

There needs to be a resurrection of our common life, a new normal, something that links to the old, but is different and more beautiful.

We must dream it, build it, make it, grasp it, because it is the gift of God and the call of God.

Then we must create it in partnership with God and with one another.

In the new life of the resurrection of Jesus, we dare to have faith in life before death.

We hope, because of the resurrection.