Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to the Pursuing Peace in Godzone website.
When we think about great peacemakers, we don’t often think of Kiwis. It turns out that New Zealand is full of fascinating stories about remarkable people who have pursued peace in extraordinary ways. This website complements the book Pursuing Peace in Godzone, which brings some of these stories to light.
The book and this website focus on Christianity. But while there is a particular conversation to have around religion and violence/peace, we hope that the stories presented here will help inspire wide-ranging discussions about how peace is envisaged and practiced.
On this website you will find videos and other resources that further explore the stories in selected chapters from Pursuing Peace in Godzone. These are especially designed for use in schools and community groups.
The website is a work in progress, and new material – including NCEA-relevant curriculum resources – will be added over time.
Dive in, look around and enjoy the site!