Quarter One 2020

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A broken house – some of whose inhabitants have disappeared, some homeless, while others are under siege – perfectly describes planet Earth. By contrast, a home teeming with life, and sustainable living, an example for the world, is one that the Pacific Islands can offer. Reverend Professor Dr. Upolu Va’ai called it an alternative paradigm...
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After a two-year lapse, the faculties of both the Pacific Regional Seminary (PRS) and the Pacific Theological College (PTC) met for an evening of communion and sharing. Vice Rector of PRS Father Tino Ulupano with about six members of his faculty visited with Reverend Professor Dr. Upolu Va’ai and the PTC faculty at the Fale on February...
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The College is grateful to our Maohi Nui family for the gift of ‘toere’ drums to add to the beautiful, Pacific traditional beats that raise praises to God.  Iotia Tutairi of the Maohi Protestant Church or the Etaretia Porotetani Maohi presented the drums to the College on 21 February.  Reverend Tutairi is in the third...
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The Pacific Theological College apologised to the people of Suvavou in a moving ceremony on March 16. The apology is for the use of their land, acknowledging them as the traditional owners of the land on which the Pacific Theological College stands.  PTC Principal Rev. Professor Dr. Upolu Va’ai presenting a fine Samoan mat to...
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At the Etina Havea Centre, children are encouraged to learn more than just reading, numbers and counting. Their flair for the arts is developed and knowledge about moral values, nurtured. That was the clear reminder for parents at the graduation of preschoolers from the Centre on November 7, 2019. ‘What is distinctive about your child?...
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Suitcases of clothes, food and household materials were gifted to families of Wailea and Muanivatu settlements in Suva, Fiji. The donation, from members of the Pacific Theological College community was collected over a week in October 2019. Receiving the donation were lay preachers of the Methodist Church of Fiji that serve the two communities and...
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It was a clear, bright afternoon on November 14, 2019 when twenty-one students graduated from the Pacific Theological College. The 52nd graduation ceremony since the College’s inception in 1965, marked with much pomp and splendour was celebrated at the College Fale attended by families, church leaders, academics of neighbouring universities and diplomats from across the Pacific. ...
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The Pacific Theological College is reviewing its general staff and policies and will consolidate all in a handbook for ease of access and reference.  The College engaged the services of human resources specialist Jope Wainiqolo to align the policies to the Constitution of Fiji and the PTC Strategic Plan 2020-2025 ‘Towards Excellence in Theological Education...
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For forty years she has served the Pacific Theological College, a familiar figure to hundreds of students and their families over the decades. Selai Tuidrokadroka (middle) with PTC Principal Reverend Professor Dr. Upolu Vaai and his wife. Selai Tuidrokadroka first joined PTC in 1978 as the College typist and receptionist. Working hard over the years,...
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Fraught with many challenges, the likes of which are unprecedented, the people of Kiribati are looking to the church to provide guidance and to lead them in journeying unchartered waters. A 2008 study found that 68% of Kiribati women between the ages of 15 and 49 experience violence, one of the highest rates in the...
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