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Māori Religious Movements

Pre-European Māori recognised a hierarchy of gods and spiritual influences that connected the community with the environment. While colonialism led to many Māori converting to Christianity it also gave rise to new Māori-centric religions like Ringatu, Pai Mārire and later Ratana. These were led by charismatic leaders including Te Ua Haumēne, Te Whiti, and Rua Kenana. SCIS no: 1895584