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Anglican Church and biculturalism

Anglican Church and biculturalism

In the 1980s the New Zealand Anglican Church began reviewing its relations with Māori in the light of an increasingly bicultural approach to governance. The church set up a Bicultural Commission which, in 1986, presented this report, Te kaupapa tikanga rua: bi-cultural development, to the Anglican General Synod (national council). Most of the recommendations were adopted and in 1992 the Anglican Church adopted a new constitution providing for three partners, 'to order their affairs within their own cultural context: Tikanga Maori; Tikanga Pakeha; Tikanga Pasefika'.

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Janine Hayward, 'Biculturalism - Biculturalism in the state sector', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 January 2021)

Story by Janine Hayward, published 20 Jun 2012