Overcoming Violence in Aotearoa New Zealand – Print

Overcoming Violence in Aotearoa New Zealand: A contribution to the World Council of Churches Decade to Overcome Violence 2001-2010


108 pages, 130 x 210mm, soft cover.

Text includes glossary of Maori terms

Publication info

ISBN 9780958227551

Published August 2002







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About the book and the contributors

Can we solve the problem of violence in Aotearoa New Zealand? 

The contributors to this book offer us hope that we can.

  • Jane and James Ritchie challenge people to first commit to end violence personally and in their families, and to then work outwards to their local communities, the country and internationally.
  • Kate Birch suggests how to parent so that children gain skills and confidence rather than creating fear of punishment.
  • Children’s Commissioner, Roger McClay, urges us to ensure children have quality care, to create safe environments for them and to protect them from abuse and violence.
  • Brian Easton argues for a return to economic policies that promote social coherence.
  • Derek Wilson advocates a fundamentally different world order and documents the hurdles to be overcome.
  • Anne Powell’s sensitive poems encourage us to reflect on other’s suffering and their lives.
  • Sister Tui Cadigan addresses the need for Maori women to regain their cultural and spiritual roots to restore their mana wahine.
  •  The young women of the group WEAVE share their commitment to creatively inspire a culture of peace and to empowering young people.
  • Chris Marshall and Jim Consedine argue for restorative justice as a practical and Christian response to working with offenders and victims.

dov_logo Written as a New Zealand contribution to the World Council of Churches Decade to Overcome Violence 2001–2010, this book is a tool for churches, schools, groups and individuals who want to meet the challenge of Overcoming Violence in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 Who should buy this book?

  • Peace group and church members
  • Academics
  • Politicians and public policy makers
  • Christian and specialist bookstores
  • Organisations working with children and families
  • Public and secondary school libraries


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