This paper explores the Maori and English version of the Treaty and how the concept and words were understood within the context of the time. Reference is drawn to biblical passages and prayer and the interpretation put to Maori by Anglican missionaries. Discussion is raised on the appropriateness or not of celebrating the Treaty. The article also begs the question - Is the Treaty a Christian document and in what way do Christians have an obligation to engage with Treaty issues?
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This paper is aimed at a Church audience.