Posts Tagged ‘Samoa NCC’

Fa’afafines part of the Samoan culture a misconception says NCC chairman

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Fa’afafines might have become members of the modern Samoan community but in the traditional Samoan set up, they were not part of the picture. That’s the opinion of the Chairman of the National Council of Churches (N.C.C), Deacon Kasiano Leaupepe, in the wake of calls from Samoa Faafafine Association for the community to respect their Read more

Samoa’s NCC says abandoning babies not part of culture

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

The Chairman of Samoa’s National Council of Churches, (NCC) Deacon Le’aupepe Kasiano, has challenged suggestions that abandoning babies is part of the Samoan culture. The suggestion has been made following the incident in Australia where a Samoan woman has been charged for abandoning her baby in a drain. She is the 30 year old daughter 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

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