Posts Tagged ‘Pacific Conference of Churches’

Churches say no to mining research in the Pacific

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The Pacific must not be allowed to become a testing ground for deep sea mining and regional governments must stop issuing licences immediately. Pacific Conference of Churches Treaties Adviser Murray Isimeli says the region cannot afford damage to the environment by testing. “There is no evidence on what effect testing or mining will have so Read more

Pacific Conference of Churches unmoved by NZ marriage law change

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The Pacific Conference of Churches, which represents 38 Protestant and Catholic Churches in the Pacific region, says it’s unmoved by the passage, in New Zealand, of the same gender marriage bill General secretary Francois Pihaartae has told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat in his view, same sex marriage remains against God’s will. “Pacific churches are very much conservative. And Read more

Final Resolutions from Pacific Conference of Churches

Friday, March 15th, 2013

The Pacific Conference of Churches, at the end of its tenth Assembly has passed resolutions about the following topics: Tahiti independence West Papua independence Freedom Sunday Nuclear testing Seabed mining Solidarity on mining Tourism, fishing and forestry Facilitating the concerns of members by engaging on the issue with agencies such as the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Read more

Uniting Church asks Pacific Island peoples for forgiveness

Friday, March 8th, 2013

The Uniting Church has asked for forgiveness for the divisions and pain it has caused Pacific communities in the past. In a submission presented to regional leaders at the Pacific Conference of Churches 10th General Assembly in Honiara, the Solomon Islands this week the Church acknowledged that it has had a part in damaging communities by Read more

Churches and Governments must work together to protect environment

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

It is  important to take into consideration the impact that activities such as mining could have on the environment and the people. Churches must take a strong, united stand on the responsible use of natural resources says Fiji Catholic priest, Father Kevin Barr.  He was speaking at Pacific Conference of Churches Assembly. More than 200 delegates representing 34 Read more

Pacific Conference of Churches Assembly in Honiara

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Close to 200 people were expected in Honiara, Solomon Islands, when the tenth annual General Assembly of the Pacific Conference of Churches began on Friday 1 March. The Assembly will hear that corruption, bad political leadership and poverty have continued to rise in the Pacific over the past two decades. “It’s important that the regional leaders know Read more

Pacific Conference of Churches supports Tahiti independence

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

A proposal to endorse the re-inscription of Tahiti on the United Nations Decolonization Committee’s list will be on the agenda at the Pacific Conference of Churches’ annual general assembly in Solomon Islands this week, despite opposition from France, New Zealand and Australia. PCC acting general secretary and Tahiti native, Reverend Francois Pihaate, told Radio Australia’s Pacific Read more

Rural women most at risk of gender based violence

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

A national survey in Fiji on the prevalence of violence against women in relationships shows that women in rural areas are more at risk of being abused than others. The survey was carried out by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre, which interviewed more than 3,000 women over two years, from rural and urban areas in Read more

Churches support independence for Tahiti

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Pacific churches support independence for Tahiti. At their recent meeting in Samoa, member churches of the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) pledged their support to Maohi Nui (Tahiti) in her struggle to gain independence from France. President Oscar Temaru, of Tahiti, in a special address to the PCC church leaders, appealed to the churches of the Pacific Read more

Pacific Conference of Churches turns 50 but needs to do more for Fiji

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The Pacific Conference of Churches  gathered for its 50th anniversary at the Malua Theological College where it all began. Delivering a pointed keynote address, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi restated the PCC’s role in the region and its people. “The focus of the Christian churches around the world and in our region is to strengthen and invigorate Read more