The Spirituality of Justice Workshop | September 5, 2020

The Spirituality of Justice

with Steve Tollestrup | September 5, 2020

Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us for Steve Tollestrup’s workshop at Titoki Christian Healing Centre in rural Whakatane on Saturday, 5th September 2020 from 9.30am to 4.30pm. 


Workshop description

Throughout history, prophets, contemplatives and mystics have had an active concern for the poor and disadvantaged. This participatory workshop explores the themes of presence and deep spirituality that can be found in activism and justice, as well as takeaway contemplative tools for practice and response. It will facilitate brave spaces to explore the connections between contemplative practice and social justice and be especially valued by those concerned for social and environmental justice, and who are enquiring where spirituality, activism and praxis meet.


About the facilitator

Steve Tollestrup is the former Executive Director of TEAR Fund, and elected member for Waitakere Ranges Local Board Auckland Council and a spiritual director. He has worked internationally in the context of poverty, violence and injustice as well as locally on environmental issues, homelessness, racism and unemployment. As a spiritual director he provides companioning for those working for social and environmental justice as well as others wanting a deeper experience of faith. A Christian leader with clear Christian commitment, Steve has a generous ecumenical perspective and a compassionate understanding of inter-faith dialogue. Steve is on the leadership team of Cityside Baptist Church in Auckland and on the executive council of the Association Christian Spiritual Directors.

Accommodation at Titoki

Should you require accommodation, we have the following options available at an additional cost.


Fully Furnished Self-Catering Cottage:

Single bed in shared cottage                 $30/night

Double bed in shared cottage                $50/night


Ferguson House Rooms with Access to Kitchenette and Lounge:

Single bed with shared bathroom          $50/night

Double room with ensuite                      $80/night


What is the cost?

The cost of the retreat is $100, which includes the facilitator’s fee, morning and afternoon teas, and lunch.

Please note that accommodation, should you require it, is extra.


What to bring?

  • Notebook and Bible.
  • An open heart!


To make a booking or enquiry, please phone us on 07 308 6503 or alternatively you can email us at:


Posted: Sunday 7 June 2020