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1970s marches: Jesus march (1st of 3)

1970s marches: Jesus march

A young woman expresses her faith at the end of a Jesus march to Parliament in October 1972. The crowd was singing hymns with the backing of a Salvation Army band. Although these years saw the beginning of a decline in church attendance, there was considerable visible public affirmation of Christian belief.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1972/4889A

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John Stenhouse, 'Religion and society - Towards secularism and religious diversity, 1970–21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2021)

Story by John Stenhouse, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018