His Grace, Archbishop Dr Peter Loy Chong.

Peter Loy Chong was born on 30th January 1961 at Namata, Tailevu – the sixth child of Chung Lung and Kacaraini Vakalevulevu. He received his primary education at Natovi Catholic Mission (1967-1973) and then his secondary education at St John,s College Cawaci in Ovalau (1974-77). After completing Form 6 he was asked by his family […]

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Rev. Dr. Val Odgen

Val Ogden is English, born in the city of Manchester – the home of better football – in 1961. She felt called to local preaching at the age of 19 and has been committed to communicating God’s good news in Christ ever since, in many diverse ways, forms and places. She holds degrees in theology […]

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Dr. Tessa Mackenzie

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Public Lecture 3 – Reweaving the Ecological Mat – Ecology and Development

Public lecture 3 is an attempt to raise awareness and debate on an issue that is far-reaching in its consequences to human existence – the ecological crisis. Ecology, as understood in most Pacific indigenous communities, is both the relationship among the people in a community and the relationship with their natural environment. The well-being and […]

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Public Lecture 2 – Pacific Philosophies on Ecology (Panel Discussion)

The second public lecture took the structure of a panel discusion. Theme: Pacific Philosophies on Ecology Presenters: -Fr. Falani Terry, Lecturer in Philosophy, PRS -Rev. Dr. Upolu Luma Vaai, Associate Professor in Theology and Ethics, PTC -Dr. Frances Koya Vaka’uta, Senior Lecturer, FALE – USP -Margaret Vakalalabure, Coordinator, FLMMA Date: Thursday 27th July 2017 Venue: […]

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“Break the Pen,” A Challenge for Pacific Thinking: A Poem by Mr. Faafetai Aiavā

“Break the Pen,” A Challenge for Pacific Thinking  By Faafetai Aiavā Literacy is the mark of learning This is true, though not entirely The letter immortalised our thinking This is true, though not entirely Many stories lived before the pen Unwritten wealth of a life back then Stories that often shape our thinking Narratives reshaped […]

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We think; therefore I are: A poem by Mr. 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. […]

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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 […]

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Navigating Troubled Waters: The Ecumenical Movement in the Pacific Islands since the 1980s

Ecumenical Research Project (ERP) which was endorsed it the 2013 General Assembly through the Churches support to the PTC Council’s decision to implement a research project on ecumenical cooperation and relation since the 1980s. Resolution 8 is as follows: “The PCC Assembly endorses and supports the conduct of the research project on ‘Ecumenical Relations in […]

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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 […]

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