Focus on Te Ao Māori: Pōwhiri with Lorraine Taogaga (Focus Webinar Series 2020)

Focus on Te Ao Māori: Pōwhiri with Lorraine Taogaga (Focus Webinar Series 2020)

The term Te Ao Māori means ‘Māori world’. As many church communities adopt Treaty principles there is a need to learn more about traditional Māori practices. This webinar takes an in-depth view of the pōwhiri(or pōhiri), a formal ritual process for bringing visitors onto a marae. Nowadays it is also used in other contexts, such as to welcome new students or new staff to a school or workplace. Pōwhiri is a process for weaving peoples together, not simply a ritualized welcome. In the process, it acknowledges the ancestors of those present. It is designed to bring harmony and allow for productive cooperation in all that follows.

Whaea Lorraine Taogaga has been a teacher for nearly twenty years. She teaches Te Reo Maori at Auckland Girls’ Grammar School and Carey Baptist College. In 2019 Lorraine completing a Masters of Theology at Laidlaw College.


 This webinar series provides a stimulating training resource for church leaders, practitioners, and volunteers. Each month a new focus illuminates topics from theology, Bible, pastoral care, mission, youth, history, and culture. The content is provided by high calibre academic researchers and practitioners of Carey’s faculty and other experts in thier field.

Each webinar is an hour long, containing 40 minutes of content, with live Q&A. These are recorded with ongoing access available online. Watch on your own, or together as a leadership team, or create a group to join together for this 8-month series.One reading (a book chapter or article) is included after each webinar to go a little deeper.

Event Properties

Event Date 01-07-2020 7:30 pm
Event End Date 01-07-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 01-07-2020 6:30 pm
Individual Price $25 per webinar
$21.74

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