500 Years of Reformation – A Celebration (Programme)

The Pacific Theological College will celebrate 500 years of the Reformation with a programme of lectures and workshops on 17 – 18 March 2017. The programme is here:

Reformation 500 Programme

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Vacancy: Academic Skills & Research Skills / English Language Support

Full job and application details are on the Vacancies page. Deadline: 15 November 2016.

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G20 Interfaith Pacific Summit News

Pacific Theological College (PTC) successfully hosted the inaugural G20 Interfaith Summit: Pacific Regional Preconference from 2-4 May, 2016. The summit started on Monday 2nd with a welcome ceremony and dinner hosted by PTC and progressed on to Tuesday 3rd at the Jovili Meo Mission Centre for the actual summit. Deliberations focused on the four selected United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 8 (Economic Growth), SDG 13 (Climate Action), and SDG 16 (Peace and Justice). The aim was to affirm the importance of religious and spiritual dimensions with a specific Pacific focus in addressing sustainable development in the region. The summit attracted many faith leaders, faith communities, government officials, NGOs and civil societies, and academics from Fiji, Samoa, Australia, Aotearoa NZ, Kiribati, Nauru, Rotuma, and Tonga. It successfully concluded with a bold statement with recommendations from the Pacific to the G20 Interfaith Summit in China in September and to the G20 Nations as well as all members of the United Nations.

On behalf of the organizers Dr. Brian Adams and Prof. Paul Morris, I would like to acknowledge the tremendous support of the Principal, Rev. Prof. Feleterika Nokise and the PTC community in hosting this summit. Vinaka Vakalevu!

Upolu Luma Vaai

Conference Statement: G20 Interfaith Summit Pacific Regional Preconference

 

 

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2016 Handbook now online

PTC’s handbook for 2016 is now online. See the PTC Handbook page to download it.

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Vacancy: tutorial post(s) in Academic and Research Skills, and English Language Support

PTC is searching for one or two tutors in the areas of (a) Academic Skills & Research Skills, and (b) English Language Support. Further details are listed on our ‘Vacancies’ page.

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News update from Dr Vaai

  1. In July 2015 at the Annual conference of the Methodist Church in Samoa, Dr. Vaai lauched his new book Matua Gagana: Le Tusi Paia ma lona Faitauga Loloto mai le Itulagi o Samoa. Prof. Fele Nokise, principal of the Pacific Theological College, was the guest speaker at the launching.
  2. The PTC is partnering with the Pacific Conference of Churches on delivering consultations throughout the Pacific member churches on ‘Ecumenical Renewal’. The PTC, through the work of Dr. Vaai, is promoting ‘Pacific Relational hermeneutics’ as a ground-up approach and way forward to renewing Ecumenism and Pacific development.
  3. As part of PTC’s ongoing influence on providing a moral compass to challenge Pacific social issues, Dr. Vaai presented a keynote address titled ‘Relational Hermeneutics: Rethinking Pacific Development from the Ground-Up’ to the ‘Rethinking Oceania Consultation’ held in Nadi in September. This consultation was sponsored by PIANGO and PCC.
  4. As part of the Theology and Ethics departmental development, Dr. Vaai will represent the Pacific to the G20 Interfaith Summit this November to be held at Istanbul Turkey where he will present a paper on ‘Religion, Harmony, and Sustainable Development in the Pacific’.
Dr Vaai at his book launch in Samoa.

Dr Vaai at his book launch in Samoa.

Prof Nokise launching Dr Vaai's book.

Prof Nokise launching Dr Vaai’s book.

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Dr Davis interviewed by Radio NZ

Kiwi faculty member Dr Richard Davis was interviewed by Radio NZ on living and working in Fiji on Thursday 15 October 2015.

You can listen to the interview here:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201774786/the-expats-dr-richard-davis

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Kiwi Presbyterians at PTC, 1965-2015

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has had a long commitment to PTC, supplying three Principals, several lecturers, and a handful of students over the last 50 years.

Now the Presbyterian Archives in Dunedin have posted a photo album on Facebook as a tribute to our 50th anniversary and ongoing relationship:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153421167690590.1073741842.323810365589&type=3

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PTC Website now mobile friendly

The PTC website has now been optimized for mobile users. This provides easier reading on your mobile device.

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Vacancies: Biblical Studies

On our ‘vacancies‘ page:

  1. We are looking for two temporary lecturers to teach either New Testament or Old Testament courses at Masters level at our Suva-based campus in September/October 2015. Further details in this document.
  2. In addition, there is also an opening for a permanent post in Old Testament Studies and Hebrew, starting either in early September 2015, or mid- to late January 2016. Further details in this document.
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