Story: Pacific churches in New Zealand

Defending donations

In this 1982 clip the Samoan writer Albert Wendt defends the practice of publicly reading out the names of donors and the amounts of donations in Pacific churches. He argues that the tradition encourages individual commitment to church communities.

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Cluny Macpherson, 'Pacific churches in New Zealand - Challenges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/26733/defending-donations (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Cluny Macpherson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 10 Apr 2018