Seminars & Lectures

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training 29 June – 3 July

Rev. Carol Roth will offer training in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level II (Part I & II) aimed at those working with children ages 6-12.

The course will include presentations on: characteristics of children aged 6-12, how we work with children and Biblical Texts, the parables, the eucharist, baptism, prayer, Biblical geography and moral formation.

The course is for Sunday School teachers, children’s liturgy of the word leaders, parents, chaplains, RE... View article

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops

Semester One

Issues of War and Peace Professor Murray Rae, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday April 7 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday April 8 Burns 7 Seminar Room, (Albany Street), University of Otago

Islam and Christianity Dr Adam Dodds, Senior Pastor, Elim Church 7:00 – 9:00 pm Monday May 8, 15 & 22 Elim Church Conference Room, 67 Harrow Street

The Psalms and the Life of Faith Revd Dr James... View article

St Mark’s Balclutha Women’s Retreat 2017

Affairs of the Heart Date: 17th- 19th March 2017 Location: En Hakkore, Waipiata, Central Otago. Cost: $110 Follow link for registration form,


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Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust

Spirituality Seminar

Dunedin Hospital Chapel

 Thursday 22 September 2016, 1-2pm

 Forgiveness and Spirituality .

Professor David Tombs is Howard Paterson Chair of Theology and Public Issues, and Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues, at the University of Otago. He has longstanding interests in the contribution of religious faith to social justice and political change, and the complex relationship between religion and... View article

National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Public Seminar

Geopolitical consequences of energy transition: In search of research opportunities and a peace dividend Dr Ivan Diaz-Rainey 12 noon – 1.30pm, Tuesday 27 September, Centre for Sustainability Seminar Room, 563 Castle St

This seminar aims to initiate a conversation between OERC and NCPACS researchers (and humanities researchers more generally) around the geopolitical consequences of energy transition. Currently there is a stark contrast between the grim... View article

Faith Thinking 2016 – Otago

Short Courses jointly offered by the  Department of Theology and Religion,  University of Otago and some Dunedin  Churches in conjunction with Continuing  Education at the University of Otago.

Going deeper into the Gospel of Mark Professor Paul Trebilco, University of Otago 7:00 – 9:00 pm Thursday September 15, 22 and 29 Burns 7 (Albany Street), University of Otago

Each Course costs $20. Paym For further information go... View article

Tikanga Youth Exchange

Tikanga Youth Exchange 2016: Climate Action

With the help of leaders on the frontline of Climate Action in Fiji & the Pacific Islands, & with opportunities to engage with communities on the ground, TYE in 2016 will learn about tangible actions we can contribute to and be a part of to build resilience and be prepared in the face of Climate Change.

And we’ll do all this while building relationships and experiencing the other cultures and ways of doing youth ministry... View article

“The Threat of Religious Violence to a Democracy”

Dr Derek Woodard-Lehman from the University of Otago. “The Threat of Religious Violence to a Democracy”

Venue: Beehive Theatrette, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6:15-7:15pm, Wednesday 14th September

This event is by invitation only. Please see the attached poster for details.

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New Wine’s 2017 Festivals.

Love Cries Out. …because your love is better than life. Psalm 63.

Our summer festivals are all about communities coming together, getting to know one another, laughing, worshipping, becoming equipped for the year ahead where we seek to see God’s kingdom in everyday lives.

They’re quite simply uplifting and give us as individuals, families and communities space to deepen our understanding of what an authentic kiwi Christian life looks like.

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Pilgrimage in the footsteps of St Francis and the early Celtic Christians

Pilgrimage in the footsteps of St Francis and the early Celtic Christians for 26 days through Umbria, Tuscany, Rome, England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland.

Highlights include: Easter Sunday in Assisi; walking in the hills, forests and towns of Umbria and Tuscany visiting places that were important in the life of St Francis; visiting Canterbury Cathedral for worship and a workshop by the Director of Music; exploring significant sites of ancient Celtic Christianity in Wales, Ireland and... View article

Cursillo 2016

Cursillo is an experience of Christian Community with deep and living roots in Anglican culture and liturgy. Its purpose is to strengthen and encourage us as Disciples of Christ and enable us to engage more deeply and effectively in the ministry and mission of the church. Dunstan High School, Alexandra. Teatime Wed 5 Oct  – Mid Afternoon Sat 8 Oct. For more information visit

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National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Forthcoming seminars at NCPACS:

Seminar: Dr Karen Brounéus “All ‘the boys’ said the same thing” The Risks of Systematic Untruths in a TRC: Findings from the Solomon Islands 1pm, Wednesday 4 May, St David Seminar Room 5 Previous research has found that the reintegration of ex-combatants is critical for peacebuilding. To date, empirical research on reintegration has exclusively focused on the ex-combatant perspective; in this paper, I instead focus on... View article

Upcoming Faith Thinking Event

Suffering and Evil as a Challenge to Faith: Philosophical, Theological and Pastoral Responses Professor Murray Rae, Department of Theology and Religion. 7.00-9.00pm on three Wednesdays: October 7, 14 and 21 Burns 5 (Albany Street), University of Otago Course costs $20.

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PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT If you have any queries, please do contact  Paul... View article

Faith Thinking – Short Courses 2015

Short Courses jointly offered by the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago and some Dunedin Churches in conjunction with Continuing Education at the University of Otago.

A Closer Look at Christian Leadership Pastor Peter Tate, Senior Pastor at Nations Christian Church 7.00‐9.00pm on three Mondays: August 17 and 24. Nations Christian Church, 334 King Edward Street, South Dunedin

Wrestling with Romans: Part 1 – the Impact and Importance of Romans 1-8 for... View article

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