Independent Catholic monthly Magazine since 1997.
Tui Motu is a Maori phrase meaning “stitching the islands together ... ”, bringing the different races and peoples and faiths into relationship.
Tui Motu-InterIslands is a thought-provoking, reflective and informative magazine. We invite readers to question, challenge and contribute to its discussion of spiritual, social and ecological issues in the light of gospel values, and in the interests of a more just and peaceful society. Inter-church and inter-faith dialogue is welcomed.
Who are we?
We are a group of women and men committed to gender equity in the Catholic Church. Inspired by the Women’s Ordination Movement internationally, we want to become a supportive group for women in New Zealand called to particular ministries currently denied women, or which women find difficult to access, including priesthood, the diaconate, mediating the sacraments, giving homilies etc.
While woman priesthood was the issue we originally gathered around, we are still discerning what this might mean, or how this might happen. We want to continue nurturing the formation of our community, build relationships, and mission our vision, all the while being open to how the Spirit may move among us.
We are motivated by a sense of responsibility to Be the Change.
Sparked by the visit to New Zealand of Catholic Priest Paula Hoeffer, from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA over Easter 2019, Be the Change is brand new; the Spirit is afire in us!
If you would like to know more, contact Louise Shanly firstname.lastname@example.org, coordinator, or Christina Reymer email@example.com, spokesperson.