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Wellington Centre for Theology and Public Issues

Upcoming events at CTPI - Wellington

Can we believe in politics smallKeeping Faith in Politics 2017 election series

Have you ever asked, "Can we believe in politics?" Perhaps you wonder how your faith bears on public life in terms of the candidates for whom you vote, the policies which you support, or the causes for which you advocate. Maybe you worry if we can trust our system, our leaders, or even our neighbours. If you're asking these big questions we're putting on a series called "Keeping Faith in Politics" that aims to give serious answers.

The University of Otago Centre for Theology and Public Issues is putting on monthly events from March to August leading up to the September elections. We will gather in a variety of venues and engage important issues in various formats in conversation with leading voices in church and society.

Visit the Keeping Faith in Politics webpage for more details or download the series poster.

Commemorating the Reformation

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 theses. The Centre for Theology and Public Issues Wellington is co-hosting several events in commemoration.

Visit the Reformation webpage for more information about these events.

Recent events at CTPI - Wellington

What Happened? What's Next? - Global Politics in the Time of Trump
Panelists: John Allen (former head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade), Colin James (columnist Otago Daily Times), and Susan Jones (St Andrew's on the Terrace)

Seeking the Common Good in a World of Self-Interest - A Keeping Faith in Politics Event
Rev Dr Eleanor Sanderson (Canon Theologian, Diocese of Wellington). Listen to an audio recording of the event.

Podcasts, talks, articles from the Centre for Theology and Public Issues

Staff at CTPI - Wellington

derek.woodard-lehman-small imageDr Derek Alan Woodard-Lehman


+64 04 385 7400 (office)
+64 27 334 3138 (mobile)

Spinks Cottage  •  129 Dixon Street  •  Te Aro  • Wellington 6011 (office)
PO Box 27148  •  Wellington  6141  •  New Zealand (postal)

Learn more about Dr Woodard-Lehman's teaching and research