Posts Tagged ‘polynesian spirituality’

Climate Change: External Aid agencies “sidelining God”

Monday, June 12th, 2017
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An Australian academic has suggested that one reason for the failure interventions for climate change adaptation in Pacific Island communities by external aid agencies is the wholly secular nature of their messages. Patrick D Nunn is Professor of Geography at the Australian Centre for Pacific Island Research  and Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast. Read more

Polynesian dancers perform at Atua exhibition

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Samoan dancers gave an energetic performance at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, last Saturday, to coincide with the new exhibition Atua – Sacred Gods from Polynesia. The exhibition, which opened in May, features more than 80 works, most of which were created in Polynesia before the early 19th century. Gallery director Ron Radford Read more

Sacred gods exhibition explores Polynesian spirituality

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra Australia, is hosting  an exhibition exploring Polynesian spirituality and the concept of atua encompassing gods, the ongoing influence of ancestors and ancestral beliefs. For its exhibition Atua: sacred gods from Polynesia, the National Gallery of Australia has negotiated loans from more than 30 museum collections around the world. The Vatican Read more