Posts Tagged ‘Missionaries’

Presbyterian Solomon Islands missionaries to serve in Vanuatu.

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The Presbyterian church of Vanuatu and the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) of Solomon Islands has formally agreed for the Solomon Islands Missionaries to serve in Vanuatu. The formal agreement was signed during the celebration of the 50th Golden Jubilee of SSEC in Ambu, Malaita. Following the agreement, SSEC’s Bishop Mathias Lima commissioned 10 Solomon Read more

Word fell on fertile ground in Samoa

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Those early Christian missionaries certainly did an impressive job in Samoa. Christianity remains the backbone and strength of the Samoan culture – every village has at least one church and sometimes up to four, with about 10 denominations represented across the islands. Samoa’s motto says: “Samoa is founded on God” and the locals’ strong religious Read more

Pope sends World Youth Day millions to evangelise

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Pope Francis has sent out three million World Youth Day participants to be missionaries — a task he said was mandatory, not optional. “Jesus is speaking to each one of us, saying: ‘It was wonderful to take part in World Youth Day, to live the faith together with young people from the four corners of Read more

Be ‘agents for a new world’, WYD youth told

Friday, July 26th, 2013

More than 500,000 young people gathered on Rio de Janeiro’s famed Copacabana beach were urged to be “agents for a new world” in the opening ceremony of the 28th World Youth Day. In his homily on the WYD theme, “Go and make disciples of all nations”, local Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta invited the young people Read more

Memorial unveiled commemorating Wellington’s first missionaries lost at sea

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Members of the Marist family along with representatives of the Archdiocese of Wellington and the Friends of the Mount Street Cemetery joined the Archbishop of Wellington, John Dew, at the Mount Street Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand on Sunday 17 February to unveil a memorial which commemorates two early French Marist missionaries who died at sea. Read more

Dalai Lama in row over conversions

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Statements by the Dalai Lama against conversions and the work of missionaries are causing confusion and opposition among many Christians in Asia. Attempting to condemn bad proselytism, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism spoke against conversions and changing from one religion to another. His position was seen as support for the policies of the radical Read more

O’Neill wants more foreign missionaries for PNG

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The prime minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill, wants more foreign missionaries in the country. He said a government/church partnership in service delivery would deliver a lot of benefits to the people. O’Neill told the Vatican’s Nuncio to PNG that churches have contributed enormously to the country by delivering services to remote areas that Read more