Let us look after each other: Aroha tetahi ki tetahi
Aroha tētahi ki tētahi – Let Us Look After Each Other - is a programme of information that makes a call for action to achieve a more just and compassionate society. It is the basis of the work of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) in 2008. This new programme was launched in March 2008 with a supporting statment from the six member church leaders (Church Leaders’ Statement ). Our call to more action is based on the following set of key messages…
We believe a just and compassionate society can be achieved by more action to:
- Support families and communities in nurturing and protecting our children as taonga.
- Provide older people with a range of choices for their homes, support and lifestyle.
- Utilise our nation’s prosperity responsibly to eliminate poverty.
- Enable access to good, affordable housing for everyone.
- Support community-based organisations to grow the spirit of aroha tetahi ki tetahi – looking after each other.
During the year a series of five discussion leaflets and posters is being produced to support the Call for More Action, the first of which was released in June.
“Are we looking after our children?” – when one in five of them are living in poverty. This is the central question behind the first part of the call for action – let us begin to really nurture and protect our children. Suggested actions for communities and individuals are included in the information that can be downloaded from http://www.justiceandcompassion.org.nz/site/home.php
We’ll keep you posted as new information comes to hand.