PTC calls on all churches, all Christians, all Pacific Islanders to stand together to protect the ocean. “We don’t have the ocean, we are ocean. We don’t have the land, we are land. Watery to our very core. Earthy to our very being. The Moana is symbolic of the Spirit. Dynamic. Connected. Alive. Yet Groaning. Constantly seeking our hand of compassion in the age of destruction. The moana groans for restoration. Yet the Spirit comes to rouse the people. The Spirit births new voices. She sparks movements of resistance. She creates currents of contradictions to exploitation. She disturbs our complacency. She inspires new moana consciousness. She makes us passionate people for the one groaning. With a wild and unruly practice of hope. Lord God, reconnect us to the moana. Show us a new Alaimoana. A new pathway. Guided by stars of hope that guided our forebears. Create in us a new consciousness of care and connectedness guided by your love. Reconnect us to our watery home. Our fluid identity. In the name of the God who liberates us from the gods of money. Amen!” – a prayer for the ocean by PTC Principal Rev. Professor Upolu Vaai.