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Saturday, 07 February 2015 16:43

Tui Motu InterIslands

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Tui Motu Editors SistersTui Motu is an independent Catholic monthly magazine produced in New Zealand for the world. The editorship rests now with Sister Ann Gilroy rsj and Sister Elizabeth Mackie op.

In 1997 the Dominican Sisters, Friars and Sisters of St Joseph in New Zealand began Tui Motu, after the national Catholic paper of New Zealand closed.

Maori priest, Pa Henare Tate, named the magazine Tui Motu- InterIslands meaning, stitching the islands together - our Aotearoa islands, the Pacific islands and Australia.

The aim of the magazine is to provide reading that takes a social-justice perspective in church and society in our part of the world. It is after the style of The London Tablet and Eureka Street in its approach.

Over the years under the editorship of Michael Hill ic and Kevin Toomey op, the magazine has lived up to the founding hopes offering a range of articles and comments in the spirit of the Vatican Council II.

Themes relating to theology, peace and justice, spirituality, family, education, ecology and many others have graced the pages of Tui Motu and provoked thoughtful response and action.

The generosity and loyalty of local and international writers, artists, poets and readers have contributed to Tui Motu's success.

The 2015 February issue features articles on Lent and climate change together with a guest article by Ilia Delio ofm and comments by our regular columnists.

The March issue will feature Thomas Merton on the 100th anniversary of his birth. His father Owen, a New Zealander, connects Tom to our part of the world. Colleen O'Sullivan rsj is one of our Merton contributors. Other articles explore living non-violently in a violent world. Joan Healy rsj is sharing from her Cambodian experience and Kevin Clements, Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, will provide a reflection.

A special feature this year is scripture scholar, Elaine Wainwrights rsm', monthly articles on an ecological reading of the gospel of Mark – the gospel read on Sundays this year.

Ann and Elizabeth encourage you to visit the Tui Motu website and especially to subscribe. It is mainly through subscriptions that we are able to continue producing.

Support the work of Tui Motu by subscribing here.

(Pictured above: Sr Ann on right and Sr Elizabeth on left)

This article by Sr Ann Gilroy rsj was first published on the website of The Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.