Posts Tagged ‘National Council of Churches’

Family violence – Council of Churches insulted by report’s findings

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
family violence

Samoa’s National Council of Churches has described as “insulting” an Office of the Ombudsman report that blamed them for exacerbating family violence. The report says: Traditional village councils and the church have been complicit in maintaining the veil of silence on the issue The church is generally failing in its role to prevent family violence Read more

Government need to think hard before asking pastors to pay tax

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Different churches in Samoa have their own systems for collecting money. So, to be fair, that has to take that into account when asking churches to pay tax. Samoa’s National Council of Churches does not have an official opinion on the plan by the Ministry of Revenue to tax pastors and clergy. “We will leave Read more

Samoa’s Council of Churches unhappy about casino

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Samoa will have its first casino in six months after two licences have been granted, one to beach resort, Aggie Grey’s, and another to Chinese company ETG. Reverend Maauga Motu, general secretary of Samoa’s National Council of Churches, told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat less fortunate Samoans are likely to be hardest hit by the development Read more

Churches need to address social problems in Samoa

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Churches in Samoa need to adapt so that they can tackle social problems in Samoa. The Chairman of the National Council of Churches (NCC), Reverend Kasiano Le’aupepe, says the churches must play a more active role in addressing social problems in Samoa. He says one of the biggest social problems in Samoa is the love Read more