Nitesh Raj

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One hundred and twenty-eight students graduated with Certificates, Diplomas, Post-Graduate Diplomas, Masters and PhDs at PTC’s 55th anniversary of the event, held at the Suva Civic Auditorium on November 17. (More photos on PTC Facebook Page)
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This week, during our Special Council Meeting, the College launched its PTC Press. This was attended by many dignitaries and guests, including Council members. Rev Professor Dr. Upolu Luma Vaai, the college Principal, highlighted the importance for the Pacific churches to have a press. “First is to publish all research and new thinking that is...
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On Monday this week, PTC launched its Institute for Climate Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK), a radical move to address the climate change crisis. According to the college Principal Rev Professor Dr. Upolu Luma Vaai, who introduced to a packed house attended by Excellencies, faith-based leaders, NGOs, Pacific regional institutions, and heads of educational institutions, the important...
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This week we held the PTC Special Council in Suva. Church leaders and council members met for three days to discuss the future of the new direction of the College ranging from topics such as curriculum, investments, climate change, press and publications, infrastructures, ecumenism, strategic plan review, and development.
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55 years ago, PTC held its first graduation in Suva. The first keynote speaker is Ratu Kamisese Mara, the Chief Minister of Fiji who later became Prime Minister. This year, we hold our 55th graduation, the keynote speaker is the President of the Republic of Fiji, HE Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere. On Thursday the 17th,...
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An initiative led by Vice Principal Professor Derrick Armstrong and his wife; Professor Ann Cheryl Armstrong (University of Auckland) led to the Pacific Theological College hosting a Talanoa Workshop on “Dealing with Trauma in the Classroom – Pedagogical Approaches & Cultural Contexts” on Tuesday 8th November in the chapel at the college. College Principal, Rev....
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Today it was publically announced that Piula Samuelu, a PhD candidate from the Methodist Church in Samoa has successfully defended his PhD thesis to the Board of Examiners, consisting of three professors from South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The title of his thesis is: “Decolonizing Grace: A Faapalepale Restorative Theology from a Samoan Perspective.”...
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The first Principal of the College, Reverend Dr. George A. F. Knight came all the way from Scotland appointed by the Executive Committee of the Pacific Theological College in October from 1965 to 1972. He was a professor of Old Testament History and Theology. Rev. Dr. A. F. Knight was also an author of a...
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Pink Thursdays at PTC this October to show solidarity and support for victims of cancer and to raise awareness of this non-communicable disease that has claimed so many lives and wreaked so much devastation. For the victims and their families. The College recently experienced the loss of a community member to cancer. In an email...
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We are happy to introduce our Visiting Professor Andreas Hauser from the University of Basel in Switzerland, delivering some lectures and seminars at the college. With an impressive internationally recognized profile, in short, he is an Intercultural Theology and Mission Studies theologian, and Political scientist with majors in Development Studies and International Relations. He is...
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