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Election Year Social Justice Forum

Burning Issues 2008
Election Year Social Justice Forum

Saturday August 9th 2008
11am – 5pm
St. Andrew’s on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington

A forum with church agencies working for social justice.
Featuring questions and answers with politicians from the main political parties.

Programme Outline:

11am – 3.30pm Workshop presentations from church-based social justice agencies with discussion (40 minutes per workshop)

 Christian World Service ”The International Food Crisis”
Andrew Johnston, Central Field Worker
 Caritas ”Poverty amongst Affluence in NZ”
Michael Smith, Director
 Anglican Social Justice Commission
“Living Humanly in a time of fear” Rev. Anthony Dancer
 Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa NZ “Caring for our children”
Angela Singer, Communications Advisor
 NZ Council of Christian Social Services
“The real problems of housing affordability”
Trevor McGlinchey, Executive Officer
 Methodist Church
“People who society demonises and pushes to the margins” David Hanna, Director, Wesley Community Action
 Salvation Army “Social Hazards in 2008”
Alan Johnson, Policy Analyst

3.45 – 5pm Political Panel with discussion of key issues featuring:
Labour Party - Grant Robertson
National Party - Stephen Franks
Green Party – Russel Norman
Maori Party – Tariana Turia

Register for catering purposes please in advance admin@nzccss.org.nz 04 4732627

A light lunch will be provided and
We welcome any koha/donation towards costs of the day


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