Abreviations Used On This Website

SAS - Stand Against Slavery
NZBMS - The New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society

Is The Jury Back Yet?

By | 2017-04-11T17:12:08+12:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Abolition, Human Trafficking, Slavery|

Originally Published in Tui Motu Magazine. Issue 209, Oct 2016:12-13. Online Link. I’m Peter and I’m an abolitionist. I’m currently sitting at a hot desk in Penrose waiting for my phone to alert me to a message from one of two people who will tell me that: “The jury is back”. The date is Thursday, 15 September 2016 [...]

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Slave Wars

By | 2016-07-31T12:19:40+12:00 May 10th, 2016|Categories: Abolition, Human Trafficking, Peter Mihaere, Slavery|

[This article first appeared as a guest and lead article in the Intermission Special Edition called Beneath the Barcode by NZCMS - link] This summer the world was treated to the long awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s the story of the age-old battle of good versus evil, where evil is conquered once and for [...]

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What Is Your Slavery Footprint?

By | 2016-07-31T12:13:16+12:00 February 15th, 2016|Categories: Abolition, Human Trafficking, Slavery|

[This article first appeared in October 2015 as a guest writer to the NZ Baptist Magazine - link] I was recently applying for
 a student visa for my upcoming trip to the United States.
 Part of the process is an interview with a US immigration official and one of the questions asked was, “Who is the [...]

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Because my playlist compels me!

By | 2014-09-12T08:41:22+12:00 August 1st, 2013|Categories: Human Trafficking, NZBMS Articles, Slavery|Tags: |

Contrary to popular belief, the word sabbatical is not spelt H.O.L.I.D.A.Y. At least mine wasn't. For me it has been a journey of 'there and back again,' not unlike Bilbo Baggins. Do you know the story? Gandalf was looking for someone to go on an adventure and Bilbo couldn't resist. It wasn't without some trepidation. Bilbo [...]

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Slavery: A 21st Century Evil – Full Debate Video

By | 2013-06-16T17:25:03+12:00 June 16th, 2013|Categories: Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Slavery|

Modern day slavery is a reality today.  I came across a series of videos by Al Jaseera which culminated in a debate in November 2011.  Whilst that seems like a long time ago I think that this is an excellent overall summary of the slavery and the issues facing the world today. This is one of [...]

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Stop Human Trafficking

By | 2017-04-11T14:50:37+12:00 October 27th, 2012|Categories: Abolition, Human Trafficking, NZBMS Articles, Slavery|

I reached across a crowded room during a Pastors' Conference in Hanmer Springs. Murray Robertson, former Pastor of Spreydon Baptist Church and head of the Leadership Network, stretched out his hand. "You need to read this," he said, passing a book to me. I was instantly grabbed by the title, "God in a Brothel." In this [...]

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