Posts Tagged ‘Solomon Islands’

Young Catholics reach out to Solomons Comments 0

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Severe flooding in the Solomon Islands helped give extra meaning to the 6,000 young people taking part in the Caritas Challenge over the weekend. “We need to be far more grateful for all we have because they have so little and even that is being taken away from them,” said Mareko Ennor, a Year 12 student Read more

6000 youth sign up to Caritas Challenge Comments 0

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Over 6,000 youth will be participating in Caritas Challenge events in New Zealand this week end. The Caritas Challenge is an annual 24-hour event for schools and youth groups during Lent At Garin College in Nelson, for example,  over 170 students are spending Saturday night in cardboard boxes on the school’s tennis courts and going Read more

Solomons opposition party will return schools to church control Comments 0

Friday, March 21st, 2014

A Solomon Islands opposition party says it will encourage greater involvement of churches in education if it forms the new government following the national elections later this year. The People’s Alliance Party says the involvement of churches in education was reduced in 1970 when they were allowed to administer only secondary schools. Before that churches Read more

Presbyterian Solomon Islands missionaries to serve in Vanuatu. Comments 0

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The Presbyterian church of Vanuatu and the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) of Solomon Islands has formally agreed for the Solomon Islands Missionaries to serve in Vanuatu. The formal agreement was signed during the celebration of the 50th Golden Jubilee of SSEC in Ambu, Malaita. Following the agreement, SSEC’s Bishop Mathias Lima commissioned 10 Solomon Read more

Church Leaders in Solomons consulted about sorcery Comments 0

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission (SILRC) conducted a one day sorcery consultation for church leaders around Honiara at the St Barnabas Cathedral last week. The sorcery offence workshop is part of the on-going review of the Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code. The aim of the consultation was to have church leaders have their Read more

Solomon Islands looking at NZ’s experience of intergrating schools Comments 0

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Experienced educationalist Brendan Schollum, a former principal at Sacred Heart College in Auckland and the foundation principal at Aquinas College, Tauranga, is to travel to the Solomons in late September to work with and advise the archdiocese of Honiara’s education office. The education secretary for the archdiocese of Honiara, Cypriano Nuake, was in New Zealand Read more

Solace in Rotary and Church for Fr John Glynn Comments 0

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

New Friends and Old Sometime in August our staff Josephine and I attended a Boroko Rotary Club dinner and made a presentation on the work of WeCARe! It went over very well and the club is very interested in helping us. They have already given us a handsome donation which is very welcome, and told Read more

Bomana celebrates 50 years of priestly formation in PNG Comments 0

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

On Friday 28th June 2013 the Catholic Theological Institute (CTI) in Bomana, Port Moresby celebrated its Golden Jubilee. CTI has been the academic wing of Holy Spirit Seminary since 1999 when the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea set up a distinct institute for the academic formation of seminarians and laity. Thus Read more

Nuncio named for Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Comments 0

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Michael W. Banach the apostolic nuncio for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Pope Benedict XVI had named  Banach, a Vatican diplomat, to be an apostolic nuncio, which carries with it the title of archbishop, in February. He was born the son of Wallace and Jane Banach. He grew up Read more

Bishop releases Truth and Reconciliation report Comments 0

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

The Editor of the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Report, Doctor Terry M. Brown, a former bishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, has unofficially released a digital copy of the report online. The Report contains the testimony of many of those affected by the five years of violence, the killings and the human rights abuses, Read more