A Round Table Conversation

Convened by: Alan Vink and Don Barry (Senior Pastor of Gateway Church, Hamilton)

Subject: Church in a Covid World. Navigating our New Reality.


  • Vaccine Passports Yes or No?
  • What does it mean to be a good ‘corporate’ citizen in times like this?
  • Caring for our people in a fear driven culture.

Format: Don and Alan will provide a few conversation starters. Dr Justine Kingsbury will facilitate the first hour conversation on, “Why a Domestic Passport Raises Hard Questions About Discrimination, Inequality and Coercion?” There will be plenty of opportunity for conversation.

Who: Pastors and leaders of local churches are most welcome.

Background Reading: Here is a superb article Justine wrote for The Conversation on the topic we will discuss together.

Date: Thursday 28th October. (Subject to Level 2)
Time: 9.00am – 11.00am
Venue: Gateway Church, 950 Victoria Street, Hamilton.
Cost: $5.00 cash at the door.
RSVP: Please let Alan Vink know if you plan on coming for room size, coffee etc.


Dr Justine Kingsbury
Associate Dean Postgraduate for the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social
Sciences; Senior Lecturer at Waikato University.