Theresa Fox

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The Ocean Keeps Calling – A Pacific Wellness Story The ocean keeps calling her. Stretching, beckoning and brilliant blue. It promises her gifts of crabs and fish, and fresh air to soothe her skin. If only she would come. She always goes. As she’s done all her life. Her five-year-old feet traipsing about for shellfish...
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The Institute for Mission and Research (IMR) has started the process of its transformation into the School for Ecological and Sustainable Development.   At the first of its two annual retreats held from January 17-22, 2021, the IMR team crafted the shape and form of the school.   The proposed ‘School’ builds on the dream...
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Since the COVID19 lockdowns hit Suva, Fiji’s capital in 2020, hunger has increased at Nabua Settlement. Fifty nine year old Aysha Bibi, who has lived 20 years at the Settlement, located on land owned by the Fiji Muslim League said hunger has worsened. ‘Some families here struggle to find food,’ she said. ‘Some now frequent...
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“EASTER FOR THE SATURDAY PEOPLE” This time last year we sailed into the Easter week under a newly arrived phenomenon that amended significantly the texture of normal life for all of us, the Covid19 pandemic. Since then, our lives have been altered forever. As we draw closer to Easter, one year since the pandemic infiltrated...
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Rev. Professor Dr Upolu Vaai challenged students of the Pacific Theological College to fight for the protection of Pacific ecology which is on the brink of collapse. He issued the challenge at a welcome service for students at the Islander Missionaries Memorial Chapel in Suva on Friday, February 5. Rev. Professor Vaai said insatiable, extractive...
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I enrolled at the Pacific Theological College Extension Education with high hopes after I took a sabbatical leave from my undergraduate studies at Bond University in Australia many years ago. I had wanted to do the Bachelor of Divinity Program. The outgoing PTCEE director then, Rev Dr Val Ogden gave me a thorough orientation and...
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Aitu Ostonu is the head of the Sunday School for the Oinafa Circuit of the Methodist Church of Rotuma. She’s one of more than 30 participants of the Leadership and Management Training held in Rotuma from November 23 to December 4, 2020. The Methodist Church of Rotuma hosted the training that was organised by the...
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The eight-year-old boy watched in awe as the dolphins flipped in the air, dancing to the woman’s chant. The chant, rose from a deep place within her, in magical lilting notes, and danced over the sparkling waves. It stirred the pod with invisible energy. The matriarch responded, throwing her calf into the air. The boy...
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At just twenty years old, Nancy Catherine Vakatawa is the youngest church representative enrolled in an accredited four-weeks-long Certificate in Social Analysis Course held in Suva, Fiji recently. Most of her fellow students are at least twice her age or much older with a wealth of experience in church work and dealing with social issues....
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Hundreds of Fijians living at the Jittu Estate informal settlement in Suva received help in the form of bales of clothes and food on October 20. The donation from the Pacific Theological College is part of its aim of addressing social injustices like poverty in its curriculum. It aligns with the PTC Strategic Plan 2020-2025...
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