NEW! Poverty & Justice Bible - NZ edition

“Throughout history, the Scriptures have been a rich source of inspiration and nourishment for many who found themselves confronted and transformed by God’s heart for justice.”
– Cardinal John Dew 

(taken from the foreward to the NZ Catholic edition of the Poverty & Justice Bible)


The Poverty and Justice Bible – New Zealand edition

See, judge, act. Bible Society New Zealand together with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand, has put together a New Zealand edition of The Poverty and Justice Bible. This new edition of the Bible will be officially launched by Cardinal John Dew in Wellington on 13 September 2015 to coincide with the start of Social Justice Week.

Above: Cardinal John Dew, President of Bible Society New Zealand, pictured with a copy of the Poverty & Justice Bible. 

The Catholic Poverty & Justice Bible uses the Catholic NRSV translation and includes a unique study section ‘At the core’ containing twenty studies. These studies are derived from New Zealand’s Year 12 Religious Education curriculum and from Caritas resources. Each study offers insight and practical steps regarding how to translate reflection into action. Some of these themes are: ‘Indigenous rights and the Treaty of Waitangi’, ‘Reverence for Life’ and ‘Stewards of the Earth’. This enables readers to better understand the Church's teaching on poverty and justice.

A key feature of the project is the BUY ONE/GIFT ONE concept. This enables a person to obtain a copy of the Poverty & Justice Bible for their own reading and study whilst providing a copy for an individual or family that cannot afford one. Cardinal Dew commented, "It's been 50 years since the document Dei Verbum, the Word of God was released. One of the key messages of that document was price should never be a barrier to people having access to the scriptures, to the Word of God."

"Among our tasks as witnesses to the love of Christ is that of giving a voice to the cry of the poor."- Pope Francis

For further information, or to purchase a copy, please visit the official website: