This section contains resources produced by the Centre, articles and talks given by the Director and associates of the Centre, and other useful links.
- Tatala le Ta’ui a le Atua: Rolling Out the Fine Mat of Scripture
- Making a Difference: Faith-Based Organisations Contributing to Social Change in Aotearoa
- Recognising Jesus as a Victim of Sexual Abuse: Responses from Sodalicio Survivors in Peru
- Te Papa: Naboth's Vineyard? Towards Reconciliation in Tauranga Moana: Executive Summary and Recommendations. [English version]
- Te Papa: Te Māra Waina a Napota pea? He anga whakahoahoanga i Tauranga Moana He Rāpopotonga a Timuaki [Māori version]
- Crucifixion, State Terror, and Sexual Abuse: Text and Context. [English version]
- Crucifixión, terrorismo de Estado y abuso sexual: Texto y contexto. [Spanish version]
- Christian Faith and Family Violence: A Report for Samoan Communities in New Zealand (in English and Samoan)
- Listening to Male Survivors of Church Sexual Abuse (in English and Spanish)
- 2011 NZ General Election discussion papers - Background papers on issues and questions for discussion groups
Lectures, conversations and discussions organised by the Centre, featuring visitors to the Centre, can be found on our podcast webpage. Please scroll down to find the podcasts you are looking for.
Ramona Boodoosingh, Melanie Beres and David Tombs, ‘Research Briefing: Violence Against Women in Samoa’, Women’s Studies Journal Aotearoa Vol. 32 No. 1/2 (December 2018), pp. 32-55.
David Tombs, Crucifixion, State Terror, and Sexual Abuse: Text and Context. Dunedin: University of Otago, Centre for Theology and Public Issues, 2018. OUR archive.
David Tombs, ‘Lord When Did I See You Naked’, Anglican Taonga, (Winter 2018), pp. 22-23.
Katie Edwards and David Tombs, ‘#HimToo – why Jesus should be recognised as a victim of sexual violence’. The Conversation, 23 March 2018
David Tombs, ‘Should the stripping of Jesus be labelled sexual abuse?’, Otago Daily Times, 16 February 2017
David Tombs and Jayme Reaves, BBC Radio Sheffield interview with Kat Cowan on ‘#MeToo Jesus’, 21 January 2018
David Tombs and Jayme Reaves, ‘#MeToo Jesus: Why Naming Jesus as a Victim of Sexual Abuse Matters’, Shiloh Lecture, Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) 16 January 2018
Interview for 16 Days of Activism: Day 11, http://shiloh-project.group.shef.ac.uk/?p=1917 5 December 2017
Archibald Baxter’s Christian Faith and Conscientious Objection, - 23 November 2017
ODT: 'Confronting sexual abuse in the Catholic Church' - 17 February 2017
Tui Motu: The Spiritual Impact of Sexual Abuses (with Rocio Figueroa Alvear) - February 2017
ODT: 'Trump's religious beliefs hard to pin down' - 16 December 2016
'The Many Faces of Love' A Conversation on Social Services Sunday, St. Paul's Cathedral. Dunedin, 24 July 2016 http://octagonnotes.blogspot.co.nz/
'Acknowledging Jesus as Victim of Sexual Abuse'. Humanities Public Lecture, University of Auckland, 20 July 2016 https://aucklandtheology.wordpress.com/category/david-tombs/
'Making a Mutual Connection: Deepening the Conversations between Theology and Public Issues', presentation at St John's Presbyterian Church in the City, Wellington - 7 June 2016
ODT: 'Medically assisted dying' might not be the way to go - 17 June 2016
ODT Opinion piece: 'Days of Activism Starting Point for Anti-violence Action' - 20 November, 2015
Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust Peace Lecture - 'The Politics of Torture: The Findings of the US Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture' - 21 September, 2015
The notes from the lecture may also be viewed on the Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust website
ODT 'Killing Jesus' a gateway to deeper historical discussion - 17 April, 2015
Shame, Blame, and Christianity's Bad Name - 7 October 2017 (audio recording)
Travel Bans or Hospitality? Christian Faith in the Age of Walls - 3 March 2017 (youtube clip)
Great Ideas Radio NZ series - 'The Reformation' - 22 January 2017
ODT Opinion Piece: 'Validating Brutality Loses Battle' - 06 October 2016
'The Threat of Religious Violence to Democracy' Inaugural lecture, Beehive Wellington, 14 September 2016
The International Journal of Public Theology, is now available electronically via the Otago University Library website.