Pursuing Peace in Godzone: Christianity and the Peace Tradition in New Zealand
This follow-up to Saints and Stirrers brings the history of the Christian-inspired peace movement up to the present.
Quaker pacifism, nuclear testing in the Pacific, Māori land alienation and cultural dispossession, apartheid in South Africa, protests at Waihopai and changing attitudes to Anzac Day are some of the topics that are of intense contemporary interest.
Cover by Rowan Heap
Philip Fountain is a Senior Lecturer in the Religious Studies Programme, Victoria University of Wellington. He was formerly a Senior Research Fellow in the Religion and Globalization Research Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. He received his doctorate in Anthropology from the Australian National University. He has published extensively on religion and development, disaster relief, NGOs, and the transnational service and peacemaking work carried out by North American Mennonites.
Geoffrey Troughton is a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. His research focuses on religion in New Zealand, the history of Christianity, and contemporary religious change. Major publications include New Zealand Jesus (2011) and various edited books – most recently, Sacred Histories in Secular New Zealand (2016), with Stuart Lange, and Saints and Stirrers: Christianity, Conflict and Peacemaking in New Zealand, 1814–1945 (2017).