The 'Hope Project' is a media initiative that explores what ‘hope’ means to a broad range of New Zealanders, with a view to helping make New Zealand a more hope-filled place. Activities (happening throughout the country) are based on the simple belief that if we share hope we will grow it in our nation.
OUR KIWI HERITAGE
In December 2014 New Zealand celebrated the bicentenary of the Christian gospel arriving in New Zealand and the beginning of a hope-filled bi-cultural partnership with Maori. These early years marked a remarkably positive connection between peoples from greatly different backgrounds. Details covering these early years are not widely known and is well worth studying (you can learn more here). However, the ‘Hope Project’ looks to revisit the positive spirit that so strongly marked our early beginnings as a nation - together, let’s make New Zealand a more hope-filled place.
WHO’S MAKING THIS HAPPEN?
It’s supported by a diverse group of Christian churches throughout New Zealand who have come together to enable this activity to take place for the benefit of all New Zealanders. More specifically, the churches supporting this come from broad based, main-stream organisations such as: Anglican Church, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Lutheran Church, Salvation Army, Vineyard Churches of NZ, Elim Churches of NZ, NZ Assemblies of God, Congregational Union of NZ, New Life Churches International, Church of the Nazarene, Presbyterian Church and Baptist Church… and many, many more.
You can find churches in your community who are engaging with this effort at: 10DayChallenge.co.nz/churches
RESPECTING FREE CHOICE
The range of material provided here has been curated to clearly indicate the nature of content as you browse the site. We hope that these efforts help you to successfully find what interests you.
A brief message from the Co-ordinator
Dave Mann, Hope Project Co-ordinator