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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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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Freedom: One Decade Down, One Lifetime To Go!

By | 2015-01-01T10:53:58+00:00 December 31st, 2014|Categories: Abolition, Peter Mihaere, SAS Articles, Slavery|

A decade ago today (31 December) I walked into a building, in Kolkata, India, that started my very close association with freedom and the fight against the evil business of modern slavery. Entering this building for the first time with the previous owner still residing in the accommodation wing; the clutter of a previous business—an ice [...]

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How Many Slaves Will Be Working For You This Christmas?

By | 2014-12-03T21:19:47+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Baptist Magazine Article, Peter Mihaere, Slavery, Thinking|

Have you ever wondered how many slaves work for you? Of course you haven’t, why would you? There’s no one living in the cupboard beneath your stairs or chained in your basement. There’s no stranger in your house cooking, cleaning, gardening or doing other unmentionable tasks for you and your family. What a ridiculous question to [...]

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Peter Mihaere addresses the NCLANZ

By | 2014-09-12T09:12:34+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Abolition, SAS Articles, Slavery, Speeches & Addresses|

Ian McInnes, CEO TEAR Fund, and myself were invited to address the National Church Leaders of Aotearoa New Zealand (NCLANZ) in Wellington yesterday.  Ian spoke on the global perspective of Slavery and Human Trafficking and I focused primarily on the local, New Zealand, perspective.  Below is the transcript of what I shared.   === E te [...]

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Guest Speaker at Carey Baptist College

By | 2014-09-12T19:02:51+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Categories: Abolition, Mission, Slavery, Study, Theology|

On the 27 August I was invited to address the Theology and Development Class at Carey Baptist College.  My task was to present my story about Stand Against Slavery, what motivated me to be involved in this work and where was God and His mission in the midst of that.  Following a break the class professor [...]

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Because my playlist compels me!

By | 2014-09-12T08:41:22+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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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Building new fences

By | 2017-04-11T14:50:37+00:00 April 5th, 2012|Categories: NZBMS Articles, Slavery|Tags: , , , |

For a few months I'd been hearing about the need for us to be more than "the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff" by offering freedom to those enslaved in the sex trade. The challenge is to also be a "fence at the top of the cliff," changing the industry of a district of more than 7 million people from trafficking and prostitution to hope and freedom.

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