Posts Tagged ‘Council Of Churches’

Priest in ecumenical breakthrough in Ireland

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Ecumenical history has been made with the appointment for the first time of a Catholic priest as chair of the Dublin Council of Churches. Fr Damian McNiece is the first Catholic priest to hold the position in the 50 year history of the DCC. The Catholic Church only became a full member of the council six years ago, Read more

Vanuatu Council of Churches oppose LGBT association.

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The Vanuatu Christian Council of Churches says it does not welcome the recent establishment of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) association in Vanuatu. The chairman of Vanuatu Council of Churches Bishop James Ligo, says the constitution is based on Christian and Melanesian values. Ligo says he intends to discuss the issue Read more

Mormons join National Council of Churches

Friday, April 26th, 2013

In Samoa the Mormon Church has become the latest member of the National Council of Churches with those involved indicating the matter to be a sensitive one. “I do not want to make any comment regarding the LDS membership until the Council meets again on Friday,” NCC Secretary Rev. Ma’auga Motu said on Tuesday. The Read more

Churches in Samoa oppose casinos

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Churches in Samoa have expressed concern about the affect the opening of casinos will have on the country. “The love of money and the casinos will only drive people further into poverty… People will start to save money to play in the casinos instead of feeding their families,” says the Chairman of Samoa’s National Council of Read more

End land speculation in Vanuatu – Council of Churches

Friday, August 12th, 2011

The Council of Churches is calling on the government to end land speculation in Vanuatu.  The appeal was made in a 4-page document, which has just been launched by the Council of Churches, in Port Vila. The Churches are concerned that indigenous people risk losing their rights and their culture. Alan Nafuki said people are leasing Read more