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Poverty and Justice Bible for New Zealand

Cardinal John Dew will launch a Poverty and Justice Bible campaign in Wellington on 13 September 2015 to coincide with the start of Social Justice Week. Over 350 people are expected to attend the event.

CathNews New Zealand reports that the campaign, jointly developed by the Bible Society New Zealand and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, centres around a new Catholic Poverty and Justice Bible. It is a New Zealand edition of The Poverty and Justice Bible which uses the Catholic NRSV translation and includes a unique study section. The studies are derived from the New Zealand Year 12 Religious Education curriculum and from Caritas resources.

The Poverty and Justice Bible campaign is supported by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference, and endorsed by Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Cardinal Dew said that it was inspired by Pope Francis’ concern for the poor: “Pope Francis is passionate about people living the Gospel of Jesus and he has a deep concern for those who suffer from injustice and live lives of poverty.”

The Bible Society is making a buy one get one gift free offer which will make available free copies to people or families who cannot afford to purchase one. For more information on sales and gifts, contact

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  1. Robert Whyborn - Nov 04, 2015 Reply

    I would like myself, my wife (Sylvana Whyborn) and my mother (Elizabeth Whyborn) to be included in the book of names and prayer requests of New Zealanders participating in the “Poverty and Justice Campaign” where Cardinal Dew will preside at a special mass at Saint’Ippolito Church where he has been appointed the Cardinal Priest.
    Thank u for your assistance with this request.

    Yours in Jesus Christ
    Robert Whyborn

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