John Stewart Murray
By Roger Childs
There’s a name to conjure with!
John Murray (JSM) passed away early last year, and the Kapiti Community, our Nation and the world lost a solid citizen and distinguished cleric who made a huge contribution to the betterment of his fellow human beings.
‘He/she leave the world a better place’ can sometimes slip off the tongue too easily. However, in John’s case the ways are many.
I would need a series of articles to list them. Suffice to say he was respected internationally, played a lead role in a wide range of organisations and causes within New Zealand from Amnesty to the white poppy of peace, and participated in many campaigns on the Kapiti Coast.
Having a lasting tribute
A hard working and determined group led by Alida Van Der Velde is battling to get JSM remembered in Kapiti. Shouldn’t be too difficult …. but it is.
- The Paraparaumu – Raumati Community Board
- Local iwi leaders
- Kapiti Coast District Council
Some people don’t know what he did, so website has been set up.
I commend it to you https://rememberingjm.wordpress.com/