Posts Tagged ‘Samoa Council of Churches’

Samoa: Church should promote early childhood education

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
early childhood education

The church should play a more proactive role in promoting early childhood education says the secretary general of the Samoa Council of Churches, Reverend Ma’auga Motu. “When it comes to Early Childhood Education, I know that has to start from the church,” he said. “I believe the church has the initiative to make this happen Read more

Samoa a Christian country – PM calls for constitution review

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Samoa’s ruling party is considering constitutional amendments so Christian principles, values, culture and traditions are legally recognised. This after the office of the prime minster has been advised that Islamic extremists could cause future instability. Muslims accounted for 0.03 percent of the population at the 2001 census. At present there is a small muslim population in Read more

Sea Prayers in Samoa

Friday, October 10th, 2014

To raise awareness of the impact of climate change, representatives of churches, ecumenical organisations and the United Nations stood together in the sea in Apia. The prayer was conducted on Thursday, 4 September, as part of the international campaign of people from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds who are urging world leaders to agree Read more

Women appalled by Church Leader’s comment about sexual violence

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Author, blogger and Pacific female advocate, Lani Wendt Young, has published a blog post criticising Deacon Kasiano Le’aupepe comments about sexual violence, which has fuelled support from Pacific females around the world. Le’aupepe, who Chairman of Samoa’s National Council of Churches,  has urged girls and women to bite men who sexually assault them. “In fact”, he said “they Read more

Churches in Samoa deny they have not helped cyclone victms

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Many have expressed concerns about the perceived absence of any real relief assistance from the mainstream churches since Cyclone Evan, according to an editorial in the Sunday Observer last month. “Apart from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints and the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the other mainline churches – as well Read more