Anglican Action is committed to justice through service. We strive for peace and justice, looking at the big picture issues that impact on the lives of the vulnerable in society. We engage and operate broadly on a wide range of issues.
Our diverse in-house researchers offers support and evaluation to evidence the stories our frontline staff see in their everyday work, and ensure this information is used to inform policy and processes. We offer workshops and education events, seminars, research reports and publications.
Submission: Conversation Practices
We are proud of the leadership shown by our Anglican Archbishops Don Tamihere and Philip Richardson who made the following submission on this Bill to support our LGBTQIA+ whānau.
Submission: Support for Māori Wards
To achieve the lasting transformational changes needed in the lives of the people we service, we need –as a nation- to unlearn Pākehā hegemony. All of New Zealand will be better off when Māori are better off.
Submission: Youth Justice Bill
This Bill, however, fails to comprehend and respond to the complex and layered challenges facing our rangatahi. There is a critical lack of understanding regarding the context behind youth offending, and the kind of interventions needed to enable rangatahi to thrive.
Submission: Extending Sick Leave
We are proud of the way our nation responded to the pandemic - a response which saved many lives and livelihoods. We would like to continue to see the capacity for public health resilience embedded in Aotearoa.
Submission: First Responders Bill
Mandatory minimum sentencing is a dangerous trend in penal populism, it is not established to be effective and in fact can be counter-productive.
Research: Community Houses
In Stories from Kirikiriroa Hamilton Community Houses (2019), members of the Poverty Action Waikato network interviewed seven community houses and community centres asking a series of questions as prompts to begin to unpack the stories of how each community house has developed over time and how their community has changed with them, how their localness is experienced, and identifying some of the unique value that they add to their community and in some cases have done so for generations.
The stories shared in this report reflect the need for spaces and resources being made available to the community and that doing so has an immense positive impact.
Research: Food Insecurity in Kirikiriroa
In the report Breaking Leftover Bread Kaivolution and Food Insecurity in Kirikiriroa Hamilton, Robert Moore and Alex Bailey interviewed people working in 13 community and social service organisations that receive and redistribute food from Kaivolution. The report reflects the observations of those who participated about the experiences of food insecurity in their communities, the barriers that people have to accessing food, and the role of Kaivolution in redistributing food in their communities.