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Fashion Design

High school mathematics and calculations came to good use at a fashion and design class for women of the Pacific Theological College. PTC’s Women’s Programme organised the training. Women’s programme acting director Sulu Hughes-Casimira said renowned Fijian fashion designer Rosie Emberson Semisi taught the class. A participant, Evelyn Tamanikaigavo said the training helped her cut...
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12
Apr

World Day of Prayer

Women of the Pacific Theological College community marked World Day of Prayer and stood in solidarity with women of Vanuatu. Women dressed in Vanuatu dresses, carrying the country flag and sang songs in Bislama. They also performed dramas at the Islander Missionaries Memorial Chapel on March 4. They prayed for the women and people of...
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12
Apr

Session Highlights School Children Indiscipline

Church workers in Fiji expressed concerns over increasing incidences of children indiscipline that often lead to the committal of crimes. A monitoring evaluation workshop of pastoral counselling and peace building highlighted the issue as an important one to critically address at the national level. The group of church workers were participants of a Pastoral Counselling...
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12
Apr

A Wedding: A Chapel

The Islander Missionaries Memorial Chapel is fast becoming a venue of choice for couples wanting to celebrate their wedding. This quarter saw three weddings at the Chapel. PTC cameras were blessed to capture the moment Maika Yabakivou pledged his life to Luisa.                          ...
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12
Apr

Itulagi: A Pacific Network for the Young

The Itulagi Learning and Exchange Youth Network coordinated by the Institute for Mission and Research of PTC is now formed.   It is a network of young Pacific Islanders rising to fight regional injustices of poverty, violence and a broken ecology.   Principal PTC Rev. Professor Dr Upolu Vaai challenged the network to promote life....
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12
Apr

A Pacific Brand of Theology

‘If you are passionate about Pacific theology and the region, come to the Pacific Theological College (PTC),’ urges Reni Maiava, The Pacific brand of theology brought Reni Maiava thousands of miles from Auckland to PTC in Suva, Fiji. Ms Maiava is in the first year of her Masters of Theology programme. The launch of two...
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12
Apr

The Ocean Keeps Calling – A Wellness Story

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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09
Apr

New Ecological School

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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07
Apr

Feed a Hungry Family – Itulagi Network

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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07
Apr