One in every five New Zealanders has a disability and yet - are they well represented in our churches? And if not, how should we respond?
The Beyond Disability Conference has been designed especially for church leaders to understand ways to create a more welcoming, inclusive church environment for people with disabilities. Di Willis from the Elevate Christian Disability Trust explains.
For more information visit http://elevatecdt.org.nz/blog/2014/02/28/beyond-disability-understand-the-unique-role-of-the-church.
Matt Bowden is the face of legal highs in NZ. He explains why he's disappointed at the decision to ban them.
Simeon Brown from the Manurewa Local Board has been advocating for the ban of synthetic drugs in his South Auckland community.
During the month of May, we're looking back at the massive impact that Parachute Festival has had over the past few decades. This week on Homegrown, we’re focusing on the noughties with a fun-filled show featuring guests, plus some live tracks from the Festival's Main Stage and my dazzling co-host, Luke Oram. Plus as a bonus clip from Jon E’s recent roadtrip to the South Island.
Made with the help of NZ on Air, it’s Homegrown, Friday Nights at 11 on Life FM and Saturdays Nights at 6 on New Zealand’s Rhema.
During the month of May we're looking back at the massive impact that parachute festival has had over the past few decades. This week on homegrown we’re focusing on the nineties with a fun filled show featuring guests, music and my dazzling Co-host Luke Oram. Oh and a hot new acoustic song from one of the nineties favourites Krusty.
Made with the help of NZ On Air, it’s Homegrown, Friday Nights at 11 on Life FM and Saturdays Nights at 6 on New Zealand’s Rhema.
Jon E Clist with a review of "The Book Thief" - just released on DVD. This well-received film is based on a popular children's book - a powerful story about the innocence of children, caught up in the horror of Nazi Germany.
Watch the trailer here:
Swearing seems to almost be part of Kiwi culture - you'd certainly think so if you watch some local TV.
What's a Christian viewpoint on this? Rev. Frank Ritchie from TearFund talks about how we can use more wholesome talk, to build others up.
Reverend Frank Ritchie:
Continuing to chat about bad language in the media, Jon E Clist from www.bigscreennz.com talks about censorship and ratings system; and how that can help us to make informed decisions about what may be appropriate for us and our families to watch.
Jon E Clist:
Mike Brewer, CEO of Rhema Media has just returned from a trip to Israel with a bus load of listeners and supporter. He talks with George and Andrew about the history, the culture and the spiritual significance of such a trip.