Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Monday, March 05, 2018
Wellington Book Launch Invitation
Launch | Pursuing Peace In Godzone edited by Geoffrey Troughton & Philip Fountain | Wednesday 21st March, 6-7:30pm
Join Unity Books & Victoria University Press for the launch of
Pursuing Peace in Godzone:
Christianity and the Peace Tradition in New Zealand
Edited by Geoffrey Troughton & Philip Fountain
In-store at Unity Books Wellington Wednesday 21st March, 6-7:30pm
This is a book about how New Zealanders have been inspired by visions for peace. Focusing on diverse Christian communities, it explores some of the ways that peace has influenced their practices, lifestyles and politics from the Second World War to the present—the period in which New Zealand’s peaceable image and reputation as ‘God’s Own Country’ grew and flourished. New Zealand Christians and others have worked for peace in many different ways, from attention-grabbing protests against nuclear weapons, apartheid and war, to quieter but no less important efforts to improve relationships within their churches, communities and the natural environment. Taken together their stories reveal a multifaceted but deeply influential thread of Christian peacemaking within New Zealand culture. These stories are by turns challenging and inspiring, poignant and amusing, and they continue to reverberate today in a world where peace remains elusive for many.