Past Events

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E3 Wilderness Expeditions 2016

10 – 21 December 2016, Otago and Canterbury

E3 is a partnership between Scripture Union NZ, Adventure Specialities and A Rocha Aotearoa NZ. E3 Wilderness believes that wilderness experiences help us to develop our faith, character and appreciation of God’s creation around us.

The E3 Wilderness Expeditions are programs for Year 12-13 school students / school leavers that provides them with an amazing context for developing leadership skills, ecological awareness and growing in faith. For many, E3 is truly transformative.

To download a copy of the 2016 brochure, click here.


Peter and Miranda Harris at St Barnabas

Sunday 27 November 2016, St Barnabas Anglican Church, Fendalton

In 1983, Peter and Miranda Harris established A Rocha, a Christian field study centre in in Portugal as an expressions of care of God’s earth. Since then, A Rocha has grown into a global network of national conservation organizations in over 20 countries.


Why Theology Matters to Tree Frogs

Thursday 24 November, 5:15pm – 6:30pm, Burns 1 Lecture Theatre, University of Otago

Co-founder of A Rocha, Peter Harris, delivered a public lecture at Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Otago, Dunedin.

To download an audio or video recording of the lecture, please visit this link.


Conservation, Life and Hope

Tuesday 22 November 2016, 7pm, Wanaka Presbyterian Church

A celebration of conservation, life and hope featuring indie artists, Mark Laurent and Brenda Liddiard; and Peter Harris, co-founder of A Rocha.

 


The Church, Local Mission and Creation Care

22 November 2016, 12-3pm, Wanaka Presbyterian Church

How can the local church make care of God’s good creation an integral aspect of their communal life and worship?

A conversation with Peter and Miranda Harris and Dr Andrew Shepherd.


A Rocha Annual Hui 2016

Friday 11 November – Sunday 13 November 2016, The Blodge, Raglan

For whom: All currently involved in A Rocha or interested in knowing more about A Rocha.

To do what: A chance to share stories about what A Rocha is doing around Aotearoa New Zealand; to enjoy exploring Raglan/Whaingaroa; and to reflect upon the theme of ‘shalom’ (peace/wholeness) with guest speakers Rod & Bev Wilson .


Peace on Earth: Living with Other Creatures

Thursday 10 November 2016, Maclaurin Chapel, University of Auckland.

Theological and ethical reflections on nature, technology and being fully human. A talk by Dr Rod Wilson, Dr Andrew Shepherd and Dr Nicola Hoggard-Creegan.

 


Ecology and Hope

8 January 2016

A conference offering Theological & Ethical reflection on conservation with world renowned eco-theologian, Professor Celia Deane-Drummond. How does hope motivate, sustain and shape the nature of Christian endeavour in conservation?

Click here for news on the conference.


E3 Wilderness Expeditions

December 2015

E3 is a partnership between Scripture Union NZ, Adventure Specialities and A Rocha Aotearoa NZ. E3 Wilderness believes that wilderness experiences help us to develop our faith, character and appreciation of God’s creation around us.

The E3 Wilderness Expeditions are programs for Year 12-13 school students / school leavers that provides them with an amazing context for developing leadership skills, ecological awareness and growing in faith. For many, E3 is truly transformative.

See here for news about the E3 Wilderness Expeditions in 2015.


Christianity and the Ecological Crisis: Lament, Hope, Action

5-7 October 2012, St John’s in the City, Willis Street, Wellington.

National Conference 2012: Stories of community conservation and ecological restoration. Sharing our hopes and experiences of lament and love, justice and joy, from our backyards, neighbourhoods, forests, oceans, and even the kitchen sink!

 


Eden to Aotearoa: From Biblical Hope to Ecological Action

30 May – 2 June 2008

A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand Inaugural Conference 2008

Saturday 31 May – Sunday 1 June 2008

A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand’s first national conference was held in Raglan during the Queen’s Birthday weekend, 2008, and aimed to “inspire and empower Christians to care for the earth.” Keynote speakers included Peter Harris (founder of A Rocha), Marie Connett-Porceddu (the current CEO), Anglican Archbishop David Moxon and Stephen Pattemore of the New Zealand Bible Society. The conference also featured practical workshops, panel discussions and educational field-trips, including tree planting, guided walks on Mt. Karioi, and visits to two of Raglan’s high profile environmental initiatives; the Xtreme Waste Recycling Center and Whaingaroa Harbour Care.


 

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