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Theology news and events

New Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Faith-Based Leadership and Management announced

In 2019, we launched a Postgraduate Diploma in Faith-Based Leadership and a Master of Faith-Based Leadership and Management.

More information.

Theology papers 2019

Download all Theology papers that will be taught in 2019 (PDF, 156KB)

News stories

Two new reports from the Centre for Theology and Public Issues

Thursday, 4 April 2019 1:51pm

One report covers how faith-based organisations can contribute to social change, and the other covers an historical and theological framework for reconciliation between mana whenua and later settlers in the Tauranga district.

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Otago report highlights need for Te Papa apology

Friday, 30 November 2018 1:14pm

A University of Otago report is calling for an apology and reparation to iwi in the wider Tauranga area affected by the takeover of Te Papa land in the 19th century.

Book award

Congratulations to Professor Murray Rae for winning the 2018 Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Book Award for his book Architecture and Theology: The Art of Place, Baylor University Press (2017)

Press Release

Otago Bulletin article


Department of Theology and Religion wins the 2016 Postgraduate Research Culture Excellence Award

The Department of Theology and Religion won the inaugural Cup for Excellence in Postgraduate Culture in a Large Department. The Cup was presented to Associate Professor Will Sweetman (HoD) at the Vice-Chancellor's Garden Party.

The purpose of the annual University of Otago Postgraduate Research Culture Excellence Award is to recognise and celebrate positive, creative, supportive and vibrant research communities developed by departments.

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The Head of Theology and Religion Associate Professor Will Sweetman and the Director of the Centre for Sustainability (CSAFE) Dr Janet Stephenson accept University of Otago Postgraduate Research Culture Excellence awards on behalf of their Departments. They won Best Large Department and Best Small Department respectively.