• EVENT VIDEO

    WOVEN TOGETHER
    Towards a nation of connected cultures

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    The Hon Sir Pita Sharples delivers the 2015 Sir John Graham Lecture: Woven Together | towards a nation of connected cultures

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  • EUTHANASIA EVENTS

    WHY NOT? 
    Making sense of the case against assisted suicide


    CHC + AKL




    Get more details about the Care Alliance events in CHC and AKL and RSVP now

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  • POLICY PAPER

    THE HEART OF POVERTY 
    by Maxim Institute researcher Kieran Madden



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    Download your copy of our new Policy Paper, The Heart of Poverty - defining and measuring what it means to be poor in New Zealand 

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BLOG - A philosophy of death

Just over a week ago two titans of bioethical and moral thinking debated whether or not voluntary euthanasia should be legalised. Princeton professor Peter Singer went head to head with the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher. Singer argued in favour of legalising voluntary euthanasia, Fisher against. + more


BLOG - Public interest vs public safety

Words can have consequences. That’s why there are some subjects we have to tread around pretty carefully, and suicide is one of them. There’s good evidence that public reporting on suicides can increase the risk of “copycat” suicides, with factors like “repetitive reporting,” “celebrity status” of the deceased and details of the method used all increasing the risk. + more


  • "Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good."

    - Vaclav Havel