Where are the Birds of Oceania? : World Migratory Bird Day 2018

Where are the Birds of Oceania? : World Migratory Bird Day 2018

Birds are valued for many reasons. They have inspired people with their beauty, song and behavior; they symbolize freedom, wisdom and spirituality. They are also important for the goods and services they provide in their habitats, including seed dispersal, pollination, controlling pests and maintaining food chains. These services are rarely quantified, but are very important. Economically, birds contribute to many […]

We think; therefore I are: A poem by Rev. Dr. Faafetai Aiava

We think; therefore I are: A poem by Rev. Dr. Faafetai Aiava

The artwork featured above is titled Matavuvale (this is Fijian term for family) graciously granted use to us by the artist herself – Mrs Maria Rova of Sigavou Studios.  To follow her work follow this link – http://www.art-sigavou.com/ We think; therefore I are By Faafetai Aiava I think; therefore I am, a truth from worlds afar. I am because we are, […]

Youth Building Peace: A Poem by Vini Tuidama

Youth Building Peace: A Poem by Vini Tuidama

The above artwork is by Michael Volpicelli. It is a portrait of Emmanuel Jal – a peace builder. Emmanuel was once a child soldier but now he builds peace in Africa. Michael Volpicelli. (2014). Emmanuel Jal. Available from: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/emmanuel-jal-michael-volpicelli-.html. [Accessed: 14/8/2017]. Is there Killing? Is there War? Is there pain, sorrow and suffering? Is there a solution to make it all go […]

Concluding Statements of the Pacific Church Leaders Meeting 2017

Concluding Statements of the Pacific Church Leaders Meeting 2017

Pacific Church Leaders Meeting Date: July 31st – August 03rd, 2017 Venue: Auckland Theme: “Re-reading the Stars:  Renewing the Household of God in the Pacific”   Brief Overview Cited below is Resolutions 2 of the 10th General Assembly’s Ecumenism commission that was held in Honiara, Solomon Islands, in 2013. This resolution is the basis for this consultation. “The PCC Secretariat, […]

Pilgrimage for Peace and Justice.

JUST over a week ago, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Reverend Dr Olav Fykse Tveit joined other speakers at a side event of the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The speakers, who also included Metropolitan Hilarion chairman of the Department of External Church Relations for the Russian Orthodox Church, addressed the topic of “Mutual Respect […]

Created to be Bold

Created to be Bold

TODAY is International Women’s Day (IWD), an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women because visibility and awareness help drive positive change for women and also to declare bold actions to help progress the gender agenda because the purposeful action can accelerate gender parity across the world. Last year, organisations and individuals around the world […]

Ban the Plastic Bag

Ban the Plastic Bag

THE Fiji Government, in its efforts to become a global champion of environmental stewardship, was the first to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change in February 2016, followed by signing the Agreement’s Instrument of Ratification, at the United Nations in April last year. Previous governments have also demonstrated their commitment to addressing climate change, signing and ratifying the United […]

Cultivate Justice to have Peace

AS we spent Monday in reflection on the anniversary of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston, praying for the souls of the 44 Fijians who lost their lives and their families and the many people still struggling to recover from the devastation of Winston, the rest of the world was commemorating World Day of Social Justice. Day for social justice World Social […]

Sharing the Light

Sharing the Light

THE words “theophany” or “epiphany” generally refers to the manifestation of a divine or supernatural being. In Christian world history, “The Epiphany” marks a visit to the baby Jesus by the Magi, (three kings, or wise men). For Christians, it celebrates “the revelation of God in his Son as a human in Jesus Christ”. In the West, Christians began celebrating […]

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