Taha Māori – an online bicultural journey
24 February 2021
The Auckland Diocese is launching a series of Zoom webinars that aim to build confidence and knowledge in biculturalism in a non-threatening environment.
‘Taha Māori’ will take place over seven weeks on Thursdays from 11 March to 29 April (with a break in Holy Week). The basis for kōrero (discussion) will be RNZ’s documentary series Land of the Long White Cloud which tells the stories of white New Zealanders who are confronting Aotearoa’s colonial past and present.
A New Zealand Prayer Book/He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa will be used as a primary resource to upskill participants in the confident use of te reo liturgies, hīmene (hymns) and pronunciation.
The programme is open to all, and facilitators say it will create a safe and comfortable environment where questions and explanations can be both fun and serious at the same time. Sessions will be recorded for review on the Auckland Diocese’s YouTube channel.
Taha Māori was put together by The Rev’ds Jacynthia Murphy, Megan Means and Sarah Moss and arises out of a similar course provided to local shared ministry units last year.
“We are excited to launch a programme that we hope you will find useful and empowering. Ngā mihi mahana ki a tātou katoa (warm greetings to us all). Korōria ki te Atua (Glory to God).”
Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.
For full details of further series and resources, please refer to the Taha Māori page.