Te Kupenga

Te Kupenga is the home of three national agencies: the Catholic Theological College, responsible for providing approved tertiary qualifications; the National Centre for Religious Studies, responsible for supporting religious education in Catholic schools; and the Nathaniel Centre for Bioethics, responsible for research and advocacy on bioethical issues.

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Æsthetic Soul: Pictorial Art as Source of Theology Across Religious Borders

Video is now available to watch. Are the arts a place we can go to learn about God? Join Dr Christopher Longhurst, author of Pictorial Art for Interreligious Dialogue. A handbook for teaching and learning Interreligious dialogue through pictorial art, 2021 as he explores pictorial art and how they can have an emotive and intellective God-centeredness, not only when the […]

Nothing new under the sun: Reading the Biblical text in the cinema

If you missed the event, you can watch the recorded session here. When at the cinema how do we experience a film and its content, especially as persons of faith? Rev Dr Kevin Waldie sm reflects on Ecclesiastes 1:9 (“there is nothing new under the sun”). He has found it a seminal pearl of wisdom while viewing many silver screen […]

No hope in hell: How a real Gospel view of the afterlife can make us better missionaries

If you missed the live session, you can view the recorded session here. Will many be saved? Answers to this question range from ‘just a few holy souls’ to ‘every man and his dog’. But how did Jesus respond to this question, and what does that mean for us as we seek to bring the Good News to the world? […]

Robert Blucher new CE of Te Kupenga-Catholic Leadership Institute

Education leader Robert Blucher has been appointed Chief Executive of Te Kupenga-Catholic Leadership Institute. He is currently the Northern Regional Manager of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu – also known as Te Kura, the former Correspondence School. Robert replaces Te Kupenga’s inaugural chief executive, Dr Areti Metuamate, who returned to Australia last year. Nathaniel Centre director Dr John Kleinsman […]

“But who do you say I am?”: Images of God, mental well-being and Pacific young women

If you missed the event, recording is now available to watch. Come and join us online as Dr Therese Lautua talks about the significance of Christianity for the spiritual and mental wellbeing of young Christian, multi-ethnic Pacific women. She will take us through the different images of God and how these impact mental wellbeing. This will be on Thursday 31 […]

Free online event – Mercy: One key to understanding Pope Francis’ papacy

If you missed Fr Bernard Teo’s talk on 24 February, recording is now available to watch.

Catholic Responses to the End-of-Life Choice Act – Free Online Event

  If you missed the event on the Catholic Responses to the End of Life Choice Act, here’s Dr John Kleinsman and Fr Merv Duffy’s presentation.

CTC rated Category 1 by NZQA

The NZQA External Evaluation and Review (2021) of Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological College has rated our institute Category 1.  This is the highest rating and means NZQA is Highly Confident in the educational performance of CTC.   NZQA regularly evaluates all tertiary education providers and in 2021 it was the turn of Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College – its […]

Safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand (SCCANZ)

As part of the commitment of the NZ Catholic Bishops to foster a culture of safeguarding in the Church, CTC in collaboration with the National Office for Professional Standards (NOPS) is offering a course on Safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand (SCCANZ). This course is for all those involved in church ministry, whether in a paid or […]

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