Posts Tagged ‘Samoa Churches’

Churches in Samoa called on to support efforts to stop domestic violence

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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The National Public Inquiry into Family Violence names the government, the village and the church as having some responsibility for a “veil of silence” over domestic violence in Samoa. One of the 39 recommendations in its report is for a government-led response supported by the church and village. Dr Mercy Ah Siu Maliko says the Read more

Not every one in Samoa thinks the churches demand too much money

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Not every one in Samoa thinks churches are asking their congregations for too much money. “I am a Catholic and the church leaders are trying to help the people by making obligations not so tough,” says Timu Iakopo, from the parish of Safotu in Savai’i. “An example is that they have stopped the practice of 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

Seventh Day Adventist Centre in Apia destroyed by fire

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The police and fire service In Samoa are investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed the two storey centre for the Samoa Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church on Wednesday. Fire fighters were unable to save the multimillion dollar building in Apia. However they were able to contain the fire from spreading to nearby businesses Read more

Church ministers looking for ways to help resolve village disputes

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

In Samoa, the National Council of Churches (NCC) is looking for ways for church ministers to assist in resolving village disputes between young people and the village as a whole. Reverend Ma’auga Motu, NCC Secretary, told Talamua that they will be meeting next week to set down a Strategic Plan to address the growing problem. He Read more