With the general election approaching a number of different groups have started producing resources for churches etc. A couple of recent ones just out include:
- Resources for the General Election, Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Otago, New Zealand. Includes an introduction to thinking about faith and politics, and resources on:
- ‘Is there a New Zealand identity?’
- ‘Working for Families’ (on families and relationships)
- ‘AA – Alcohol and Advertising’
- ‘Justice, Judgment and Jails’ (thinking about crime and punishment)
- The Spring edition of the PCANZ Spanz magazine looks at the election and the wellbeing of children and families – See Spring 2011 | Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (Available there as a PDF file)
- Resources from the Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit (SPPU): General Election – The Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga Territory
- New Zealand Christian Network – 2011 Voting referendum; Election questions 2011; & Useful Election resources
Some other resources from around the place – church and non-church – (and from past elections) include:
- Referendum on the voting system | Referendum 2011
- The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services have a number of publications from the 2008 election on their web site – haven’t seen any 2011 ones yet. Click here for publications in their database.
- Old, but still useful, CASI resources
I’ve now added links to all the major political parties web sites. Will see if I can find some blogs later to add (any suggestions?).