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606, 2016

The Florida Project: Taking Action to Help Kids Like Moonee

By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be [...]

2301, 2024

Pacific Universities Women Academics

By |January 23rd, 2024|Categories: Press News|

The question of how to reopen education in our societies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic poses special questions for Academics. At the peak time of the pandemic, these authors-women academics from Fiji/Pacific, were going through the impact of the phenomenon of the pandemic on their work and life. The stories penned here of their experiences of the pandemic are slices of life so to speak of the phenomenon [...]

1412, 2023

The Pacific Theological College’s 56th graduation ceremony.

By |December 14th, 2023|Categories: Academic Programmes, Events, General, Graduation, PTC Faculty, PTCEE, SBA, Staff, Students|

The distinguished guest, Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi, Ro Teimumu Kepa, arrived at our event. She graciously delivered her keynote address as the chief guest, leaving a lasting impact on the audience with her insightful words and wisdom. The presence of Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi added a significant and memorable touch to the occasion, making it an honor for everyone in attendance.

2010, 2023

Fiji Day Festivities at PTC

By |October 20th, 2023|Categories: Events, General, Staff, Students|

Early congratulations to Fiji for your wonderful achievement as a nation, 53 years young! The PTC community celebrated Fiji's 53rd anniversary as an independent nation ahead of the October 10th public holiday in Fiji. The Fijian ethnic community had hosted Pasifika communities to a church service that morning, followed by a sumptuous lunch of Fijian delicacies and delights. Acting Registrar Dr. Eci Naisele had mentioned that Fiji is a nation [...]

2010, 2023

“Empowering PCU: Teamwork in Transition”

By |October 20th, 2023|Categories: Academic Programmes, CGSJ, Conference, Events, General, IMR, Pasifika Philosophies, PTC Faculty, PTCEE, Staff|

In the next stage of our transition journey toward becoming the Pasifika Communities University (PCU), college staff and faculty convened in Suva, Fiji, last week. During the four-day workshop, they focused on planning for PCU. This included gaining a comprehensive understanding of the educational context in the Pacific, enhancing clarity regarding the structures, systems, policies, financing, and marketing of PCU schools, institutions, and centers. They also explored how these various [...]

2909, 2023

The President of Kiribati His Excellency Taneti Maamau hailed the Pacific Theological College.

By |September 29th, 2023|Categories: Events, General|

The President of Kiribati His Excellency Taneti Maamau hailed the Pacific Theological College as a well-known historical teaching and education institution making immense contributions in the nurturing of students to live good lives. "I acknowledge the contribution of this institution in nurturing people to live good lives especially when the world seems upside down with issues and challenges - some of them critical,' His Excellency Maamau said. 'Looking at the [...]

1109, 2023

The ‘Whole of Life’ Way: Pasifika Relational Philosophies for a (K)new Development Consciousness.

By |September 11th, 2023|Categories: Events, General, Pasifika Philosophies|

More than 200 policy makers, educators, university, governments, and religious representatives, including students and ordinary citizens from the centre of Australian politics, Canberra, attended the annual public lecture delivered by the college Principal, the Rev. Professor Dr Upolu Luma Vaai at the Australia National University on the topic "The 'Whole of Life' Way: Pasifika Relational Philosophies for a (K)new Development Consciousness." The lecture, which was also based on the 'whole [...]

509, 2023

KOICA Volunteers

By |September 5th, 2023|Categories: Courses, IMR|

Languge bridges and connects cultures. For the four KOICA volunteers that have been learning English through the Personnel Exchange Programme coordinated by the Institute for Mission and Research of PTC, learning English also enabled them to discover more about Fiji. It’s places, peoples, politics, arts, talents, fauna, flora, media, and rich cultures. Twenty eight year old Jiyoung Yang said learning English will help her in assisting young mothers at Fiji [...]

509, 2023

Senior Professor Ernst Marais Conradie

By |September 5th, 2023|Categories: PTC Faculty, Students, Visiting Lecturers|

Our heartiest welcome to Senior Professor Ernst Marais Conradie from the University of Western Cape in South Africa. Professor Conradie is being hosted at the Pacific Theological College while he carries out work in the Pacific. Professor Conradie is giving a lecture on the topic, ‘In God We Trust? Understanding God’s Care in the Context of Christian Eco-Theology,' at the PTC Islander Missionaries Memorial Chapel. In a time of transition, [...]

509, 2023

PTC Curriculum Writers Community Visits

By |September 5th, 2023|Categories: General|

The Pacific Theological College has completed its curriculum development community visits. Curriculum writers spent several days in two village communities in two provinces in Fiji. Rewasau villagers from Nabobuco District, Naitasiri Province in Fiji and Nakoronawa village in Nakasaleka District, Kadavu Province, hosted the writers. They also shared their indigenous knowledge, world views, and philosophies that are the foundations of community living. Their experience and learning will inform and guide [...]

509, 2023

Kanana Fou Theological College Graduation

By |September 5th, 2023|Categories: General, Graduation|

On Saturday 1st July in American Samoa, the Principal of the College, Revd. Prof. Dr Upolu Luma Vaai, delivered the Keynote Address as the chief guest to more than 20 graduates who graduated from the Kanana Fou Theological College in American Samoa. The graduation was attended by the leaders and members of the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS), the family members of the graduates, and leaders of the [...]

509, 2023

Australian National University

By |September 5th, 2023|Categories: Partnerships|

Potential partnership discussions on areas of need and support ensued this week between the Pacific Theological College and the Australian National University. The heads of the two educational institutions met in Suva earlier this week. Professor Brian P. Schmidt, ANU Vice Chancellor, and Revd. Professor Dr Upolu Vaai spoke about the value of Pasifika knowledge, philosophies, and theologies in regional development and pushing for 'whole of life' ideas of wellbeing [...]

1708, 2023

Principal Hosts Toloa

By |August 17th, 2023|Categories: General, Pasifika Philosophies|

The methodology of the Pasifika philosophies course is based on the saying, "the Toloa takes off but returns to the waters." This is a dictum that captures the toloa (goose) as a metaphor for a migratory quest of those seeking fresh waters to renew their political, economic, religious, familial, or knowledge endeavors. While the Toloa will normally fly away to encounter life, there is always a craving to return to [...]

1708, 2023

“Introducing the Course: Why Pasifika Philosophies” and “Unlocking the Pasifika Philosophical Mind”

By |August 17th, 2023|Categories: Academic Programmes, Events, Pasifika Philosophies|

The Principal of the College, Revd. Professor Dr Upolu Luma Vaai started the philosophies stream with two mentoring sessions, "Introducing the Course: Why Pasifika Philosophies" and "Unlocking the Pasifika Philosophical Mind". He challenged the Toloa participants that "if life in Pasifika is about relationality, grounded on the importance of relationships as the key to knowledge and understanding, why is it that we continue to use Western philosophies to underpin our [...]

1708, 2023

Professor Unaisi Nabobo-Baba

By |August 17th, 2023|Categories: Academic Programmes, Events|

Professor Unaisi Nabobo-Baba, the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Fiji National University says the Pasifika Philosophies Course underway at the Jovili Meo Conference Centre of the Pacific Theological College is a unique space. "I don't think there are spaces like this," said Professor Nabobo-Baba while mentoring participants of the course on the topic 'Probing the Waters of Wisdom and Knowledge.' 'So, you are blessed to be in this space today."

1708, 2023

Professor Konai Helu Thaman

By |August 17th, 2023|Categories: Academic Programmes, Courses, Events, Students|

The inspirational, renowned and revered Tongan poet and Professor of Education Konai Helu Thaman reminded Toloa participants of the Pasifika Philosophies Course the importance of critical thinking and poetry. "The English did not invent poetry, it was everywhere! My mother who did not finish high school caused me to look more closely at Tongan indigenous education and philosophy." Professor Konai uses poetry to express her Tongan indigenous identity and philosophies, [...]

1707, 2023

Kiribati 44th Independence Anniversary

By |July 17th, 2023|Categories: General, History|

'Without my Kiribati INA, I can be Samoan,' remarked the Kiribati High Commissioner to Fiji, Mr Tebuai Uaai. Mr Uaai joined PTC's Kiribati families and the community at large in the memorial service marking the 44th Anniversary of Kiribati as an independent nation. Worship leader Rev. Toobora Tam'atone from Kiribati Uniting Church (KUC) and a Masters student, focussed her reflection on the importance of the INA or fish scales that [...]

1107, 2023

Certificate of Philosophical Competency Course Coordinator

By |July 11th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Study|

Renowned scholars in the field of Pasifika and indigenous philosophies and knowledge will facilitate the learning for thirty four students who will participate in the Certificate of Philosophical Competency - Pasifika 'Whole of Life' Philosophies, Research, and Development starting July 15 in Suva, Fiji. The two weeks course attracts participants internationally, regionally and locally. The course allows participants to delve deeper into Pasifika philosophies and the region's development story. One [...]

2306, 2023

Vakatabu Conference

By |June 23rd, 2023|Categories: Conference, IMR|

The Pacific Theological College through its Institute for Mission and Research with partners is hosting the Vakatabu Conference starting July 31 to August 2 at the Studio 6 Conference Centre in Suva, Fiji. The Vakatabu Conference - "Ask for the Ancient Paths and Walk in it," will gather local and regional thinkers, doers and voices of the Vakatabu in Suva, Fiji from July 31 to August 2nd. The Conference is [...]

2306, 2023

Global Institute for Theology (GIT)

By |June 23rd, 2023|Categories: General|

The Global Institute for Theology (GIT) is at the Pacific Theological College undertaking a two-week cultural and historical immersion of Fiji. The GIT is a two-yearly activity of the World Communion of Reformed Churches. Acting General Secretary Rev. Dr Hanns Lessing says every two years the WCRC gathers about 40 theology students from its member churches in 100 plus countries. The gathering then visits a church in another country. One [...]

2306, 2023

A Leader for the Times

By |June 23rd, 2023|Categories: Alumni|

*A Leader for the Times* Reverend Leslie Vedoko from the United Church of Solomon Islands (UCSI) first came to the Pacific Theological College in 2009. He came to study for his Bachelor of Divinity on a Methodist Church of United Kingdom scholarship. It wasn’t easy for the man from Vella Lavella island in the Western Province. He struggled with English, but he was determined to succeed. And with the help [...]

2306, 2023

Ohwa Theological School Visit

By |June 23rd, 2023|Categories: MOU, University Transition|

The terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)between the Pacific Theological College (PTC) and the Ohwa Theological School of the United Church of Christ in Pohnpei (UCCP) was presented to and accepted by the church council meeting this morning. Senator Shelton Neth, the church’s board of education chair with the Director Institute for Mission and Research Aisake Casimira shared the terms of the MOU with the members of the UCCP [...]

1406, 2023

Planet Ocean: Inspiring Change through the Eyes of Etina Havea Kindergarten

By |June 14th, 2023|Categories: Events, General, Kindergarten|

Our tiny tots from Etina Havea Kindergarten joined the rest of Suva, Fiji marching for our blue Moana. A wonderful day was organized by the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner and the Pacific Ocean Alliance. Planet Ocean: Tides are Changing

1406, 2023

PTC Crafting a Quality Curriculum for Pasifika Communities University

By |June 14th, 2023|Categories: Events, General|

The Curriculum and Accreditation workshop currently underway at the Pacific Theological College is focused on ensuring the curriculum being currently developed for the Pasifika Communities University (PCU) that PTC is transitioning into meets quality assurance standards. The workshop is facilitated by the team from the Institute for Mission and Research and the Co-Chair of the Curriculum Working Group Rev. Dr Bruce Yeates. The curriculum areas include indigenous science, Pasifika philosophies, [...]

506, 2023

The Path to Quality Education Micro Credentials Training for Curriculum Specialists at PTC

By |June 5th, 2023|Categories: Events|

Curriculum specialist staff of the Pacific Theological College are undergoing three days of training in micro qualifications/ credentials with the Pacific Community (SPC) Education Quality and Assessment Program or EQAP. The training helps participants to understand the accreditation of non-awards or courses like short courses. PTC is preparing new learning offerings as part of its transition to the Pasifika Communities University and building the capacity of staff in curriculum accreditation [...]

506, 2023

The College Principal Rev Professor Upolu Luma Vaai – Celebrating Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna’s Day At FNU

By |June 5th, 2023|Categories: Events|

The College Principal, Rev Professor Upolu Luma Vaai, was invited as one of the speakers for the commemoration of Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day held at the Fiji National University. His address was based on four pillars of nation-building he found in Ratu Sukuna's legacy. Education (for reformation). Leadership (for transformation). Custodianship (for reclamation). And Values (for compassion and reconciliation).

2305, 2023

The Pacific Theological College Bridging Cultures, Nurturing Faith

By |May 23rd, 2023|Categories: General|

The Pacific Theological College (PTC) Principal Rev. Professor Upolu Vaai was accorded the finest and most splendid of traditional displays of welcome and farewell during his recent visit to the Kiribati Uniting Church (KUC). First KUC's Eita church received the PTC delegation in true warm, friendly Kiribati style, followed by traditional dances, sweet coconuts, and words of welcome. Later that evening at the Uean Te Bangota (Shrine of God) Maneaba [...]

2205, 2023

PTC Empowering Lives and Building Community – Farewell to Pioneers

By |May 22nd, 2023|Categories: General|

"PTC transformed my life,” said Lorima Malo as he said goodbye to the PTC community. Malo said when he was offered a job at PTC more than 6 years ago it was like heaven on earth. “At PTC I learned to do a sevusevu,” he added highlighting the many ways PTC has helped him grow and all the fond memories shared with students and the community from across the Pacific [...]

1705, 2023

Gift Exchange Between PTC and KUC

By |May 17th, 2023|Categories: General|

The Principal of the Pacific Theological College was hosted and welcomed with a feast, entertainment, and speeches, by the Tangintebu Theological College community during his visit to Kiribati. The PTC Principal, Professor Vaai, did a presentation on the 'whole of life' vision and presented newly published books by the PTC Press as gifts for their library. Adding to the occasion, the alumni of the Kiribati Uniting Church who are staff [...]

1605, 2023

Kiribati Uniting Church (KUC)

By |May 16th, 2023|Categories: General|

The Kiribati Uniting Church (KUC) affirmed its commitment and support of the Pacific Theological College’s (PTC) transition to the Pasifika Communities University (PCU). General Secretary of KUC General Secretary Rev. Mareweia Riteti said PCU will be meeting the needs of KUC because it will be offering courses like a Master’s in Ecumenism that his church usually sent student to Europe to study. Rev Marewaia made the comments after PTC Principal [...]

1605, 2023

“reSTORYING the Pasifika Household” Book Launch

By |May 16th, 2023|Categories: Events, General, News|

This exciting book described as 'fascinating because there is so much to learn from the different authors who have created a feast to last a lifetime' by Professor of Education (retired) Konai Holeva Thaman. Launched by Acting Vice Chancellor of the Fiji National University Professor Unaisi Nabobo-Baba. This an attempt by the Pacific Theological College to provide insights into articulating the current situation of Pasifika household, drawing on our rich [...]

1605, 2023

PTC Alumni in the Solomon Islands

By |May 16th, 2023|Categories: Alumni, General, Students|

The PTC Alumni in the Solomon Islands had their first meeting with the Principal in Honiara, both from the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) and the United Church of Solomon Islands (UCSI), hosted by the Archbishop Leonard Dawea of ACOM at his residence. The president and the committee of the Alumni association presented to the Principal their first round of donations of up to SBD$25,000 to assist the college in [...]

1005, 2023

ReSTORYing the Pasifika Household

By |May 10th, 2023|Categories: General|

This exciting book described as 'fascinating because there is so much to learn from the different authors who have created a feast to last a lifetime' by Professor of Education (retired) Konai Holeva Thaman will be launched this Friday. Acting Vice Chancellor of the Fiji National University Professor Unaisi Nabobo-Baba will launch ReSTORYing the Pasifika Household globally. The book is an attempt by the Pacific Theological College to provide insights [...]

805, 2023

Melanesian Brotherhood Videos

By |May 8th, 2023|Categories: General|

The Melanesian Brotherhood welcomed the visit by Pacific Theological College (PTC) Principal Rev. Professor Upolu Va’ai to their premises at Tabalia, Western Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. They also send students to PTC for their Masters. After a hearty worship song by the Brotherhood Novices, the Principal was given a tour of Tabalia. Rev. Professor Va’ai also held discussions with the Head Brother Augustine Paikeni including assisting them to fundraise [...]

805, 2023

Bishop Patterson Theological College (BPTC)

By |May 8th, 2023|Categories: General|

At Bishop Patterson Theological College (BPTC) in Kohimarama (‘a place of light’) outside Honiara city, the students, faculty and College Principal Father James Fakafu gathered on Friday at the Atkin Zaku community hall to receive PTC Principal Reverend Professor Upolu Va’ai who shared the PTC future plans as well as strategies for collaboration. In his welcoming comments, Father Fakafu acknowledged the big influence PTC has in shaping learning at BPTC. [...]

805, 2023

United Church of Solomon Islands

By |May 8th, 2023|Categories: General|

The United Church of Solomon Islands has hailed the transition of the Pacific Theological College (PTC) to the Pasifika Communities University (PCU). It’s Reverend Bishop of the Eastern Islands Region Phillip Bryan says UCSI is fully committed to PTC's vision and direction, in particular the new learning offerings and the vision behind PCU. “We want a University that embraces, articulates and enhances the philosophies, values and traditions of Pasifika through [...]

805, 2023

PCU Transition Update to ACOM

By |May 8th, 2023|Categories: General|

Alumni of the Pacific Theological College and the leadership of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) gathered to hear the Pasifika Communities University (PCU) transition update Principal Rev Professor Upolu Va’ai presented. Professor Va’ai said PTC is accountable to its churches who are not just members but also owners of PTC and need to know and have a say in how it’s developing. His presentation focused on the various aspects [...]

805, 2023

Anglican Church of Melanesia

By |May 8th, 2023|Categories: General|

“We will continue to support PTC and especially its transition to University,” said His Grace Archbishop Leonard Dawea while meeting with Pacific Theological College Principal Rev. Professor Upolu Va’ai at the Anglican Church of Melanesia headquarters in Honiara yesterday. The discussions between the two leaders covered a range of topics ranging from ecumenism, leadership, social issues, theological education, etc. and included an exchange of gifts as is the Pacific islands [...]

805, 2023

Principal’s Visit to Solomon Islands

By |May 8th, 2023|Categories: General|

Pacific Theological College (PTC) Principal Rev. Professor Upolu Va’ai arrived in the Solomon Islands around midday today to meet with member churches Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) and the Uniting Church of Solomon Island leaders. While in Honiara he will also meet with PTC alumni. PTC is setting up the alumni network. PTC alumni span the world many of whom ascended church leadership positions. Rev Professor Va’ai will meet with [...]

2604, 2023

PTC Press Gets Publishing Contract

By |April 26th, 2023|Categories: Press News|

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka to inaugurate the three-day event’ the 12th World Hindi Conference on 15th February at the Pacific Island nation. The 12th World Hindi Conference was in Nadi from 15th February to 17th February 2023. The conference theme was “Hindi – Traditional Knowledge to Artificial Intelligence”. Fiji hosted the conference for the first time and is home to a large Indian [...]

2004, 2023

New Pasifika Philosophies Course

By |April 20th, 2023|Categories: Courses, General|

Join a two-week intensive CERTIFICATE OF PHILOSOPHICAL COMPETENCY course in Pacific ‘Whole of Life’ Philosophies, Research, and Development. Pacific philosophy, which is slightly different from Western philosophy, centres on the practice/theory of relationships and how this reality informs the vision of life and wellbeing. PTC in partnership with SPREP and SPC offers a deep dive into the mysteries and ambiguities of our Pacific relational philosophies and how these would contribute [...]

2004, 2023

CWM Pacific Region Members Mission Forum

By |April 20th, 2023|Categories: Conference, General|

The Principal of Pacific Theological College, Rev. Professor Dr. Upolu Luma Vaai, was the keynote speaker at the Council for World Mission Pacific Region Members Mission Forum held in Nadi, Fiji Islands, last week. In his presentation on the CWM theme “Rise to Life: Radical discipleship and transformative spirituality” the Principal made observations about the life of the churches in the Pacific, raised issues of national and regional stability, considered [...]

2004, 2023

Tongan Student at PTC

By |April 20th, 2023|Categories: Academic Programmes, Students, Testimonial|

She’s one of the few Tongan students studying at the Pacific Theological College. Forty-year-old Tupou Aonu’u Lino from the Episcopal Anglican Church of Tonga chose PTC to follow in the footsteps of the great Tongan theologians who’ve gone ahead of her. “Many church leaders across the Pacific studied at PTC, like Archbishop Emeritus Rev. Dr Winston Halapua, President of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Rev Dr Tevita Havea and [...]

404, 2023

Easter Message 2023

By |April 4th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

Easter Message As we cross over from Lent to Easter. We reflect on the promises we made throughout Lent and the purposes they’ve achieved. Easter is a time of reflection and renewal. Easter is a time of thankfulness and gratitude. Let us use this time to reflect on our many blessings and be thankful. In this season of rebirth, may you feel your faith renewed and your heart made new [...]

2403, 2023

Young Academics Programme

By |March 24th, 2023|Categories: IMR, Students|

In 2020, the Institute for Mission and Research of PTC started the Young Academics Programme. The 17 months programme worked with 24 young persons from six provinces and 14 villages in Fiji to critically look at development. The social analysis and leadership and management training they received equipped them with skills to examine the issues in their own communities and identify solutions. They addressed various issues related to food security, [...]

1303, 2023

2024 FestPAC Meeting in Hawaii

By |March 13th, 2023|Categories: Conference, Partnerships|

The Principal of the College is in Hawaii holding meetings with the Chair, Dr. Aaron Sala, and his Hawaii planning committee of the 2024 Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC), the Pacific Community (SPC), heads of institutions such as East West Center, Pacific Islands Development Program, and heads of institutions from within the University of Hawaii such as Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, and [...]

903, 2023

5 Android Tablets for the Center for Gender and Social Justice

By |March 9th, 2023|Categories: CGSJ, Students|

The PTC women’s fellowship received 5 tablets from the Center for Gender and Social Justice of PTC. Centre Director Reverend Melanie Smith said members of the Fellowship can use the tablets to access the internet for learning skills, being informationally empowered and active participants of the digital age. Vice Principal Professor Derrick Armstrong handed over the tablets to the President of the Women's Fellowship Rosalie Hinge. The Centre bought the [...]

903, 2023

World Day of Prayer

By |March 9th, 2023|Categories: CGSJ|

Worship at the Islander Missionary's Memorial Chapel was held with a difference yesterday morning as PTC women celebrated World Day of Prayer remembering Taiwan. Music stories and prayers for Taiwan marked the worship service. The chapel was decorated with Taiwanese fans and handicrafts borrowed from the Taiwanese embassy for the day. The women dressed in their finest white and wore elegant Taiwanese artefacts and jewelry. World Day of Prayer World [...]

803, 2023

Milestone Achievement

By |March 8th, 2023|Categories: Staff|

A son of Na Qase na Rokotuiloma of the Yavusa Nabulebulewa, Dr Eci Tekuru Naisele, raised his Vanua flag high, setting a milestone achievement by successfully defending his Doctor of Philosophy thesis. He is the first in his family and village to scale this height of academic achievement. Never far from home and its challenges, Master Eci, as he is fondly called, focused his research on his beloved Qoma Island [...]

203, 2023

Principal’s Visit to Cook Islands Congregational Church

By |March 2nd, 2023|Categories: Partnerships|

The college Principal, Rev Professor Dr Upolu Luma Vaai, this week was hosted by the Cook Islands Congregational Church in Rarotonga discussing the vision of the College towards a 'Whole of Life' theological learning grounded in a communities-based approach. He met with the church leadership and executive, PTC alumni, the Takamoa theological college leadership on ongoing assistance from PTC and delivered two lectures on 'whole of life' Pasifika theologies. He [...]

2002, 2023

Dr. Marie Ropeti-Apisaloma

By |February 20th, 2023|Categories: Alumni|

Dr. Marie Ropeti-Apisaloma was born and raised in Samoa. She completed her studies in New Zealand for further education and has held a number of positions in the field of Theological Studies. She completed her Ph.D. at Pacific Theological College and graduated in 2021 and is currently with Parish Ministry in Auckland PCANZ since 2012. For most people life is governed by power and rule, but behind these there always [...]

2002, 2023

Dr. Tafue Lusama

By |February 20th, 2023|Categories: Alumni|

2022 marks the 55th graduation Pacific Theological College. What began in 1965 as a small liberal college in Nasese, Suva, Fiji south of the pacific territory is now a flagship college and premier research institution for theologians. It is an extraordinary graduation that we celebrate in depth and breadth of careers of our two PhD students in particular whose thesis have been published in book form. This Scholarly Achievement recognizes [...]

1302, 2023

SBA Retreat

By |February 13th, 2023|Categories: SBA, Students|

New students spent Friday in a retreat focussed on familiarising themselves with the 'whole of life’ vision of PTC. Principal Reverend Professor Upolu Vaai presented on the topic: “Whole of Life” Vision: A Deep Dive 1, with a focus on PTC history, Graduate Attributes, Whole of Life vision, Ecumenical Focus, and the Contextuality Focus. His second presentation focussed on "The “Whole of Life” Vision: A Deep Dive 2, on Decolonization [...]

1302, 2023

New Masters Student from American Samoa

By |February 13th, 2023|Categories: Academic Programmes|

Thirty-eight-year-old Reverend Tito Tito is a graduate of Kanana Fou Theological College in American Samoa. Born on Savaii Island in Samoa, he migrated to New Zealand as a young boy. There he met his wife and the mother of his two children. Rev. Tito joins PTC as a student of the Masters of Theology programme (Practical Ministry). He plans to improve his knowledge of ecumenism and contextual theology, to enrich [...]

702, 2023

First Holy Communion Service

By |February 7th, 2023|Categories: Events, Partnerships|

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Henry Puna challenged and called for reconnections to nature. He was responding to a sermon by Reverend Professor Upolu Vaai titled ‘Placental Spirituality’ on the occasion of the first Holy Communion Service for the academic year 2023 at the Islanders Missionaries Memories Chapel. PIFS SG Mr Puna commended the sermon as the correct saying if people reconnected to mother earth, they would [...]

102, 2023

New Masters Student from the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma

By |February 1st, 2023|Categories: Academic Programmes|

Thirty-one year old Reverend Asinate Mataitoga of the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma is formerly the chaplain of Koro Island High School, in the Lomaviti Province of Fiji. She hails from Ono-i-Lau in Lai Province and is working on her Masters in Theology (Biblical Studies).

3101, 2023

Chancellor of Higginbottom University India Visit

By |January 31st, 2023|Categories: Visiting Lecturers|

Today PTC officially welcomed Dr Jetti Oliver, the Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences Chancellor in Allahabad, India. Dr Oliver was accompanied by his wife, Professor Dr Indira. Dr Oliver hailed PTC's transition guided by a 'whole-of-life' vision for theological education. In welcoming the Olivers, PTC Principal Rev. Dr Upolu Vaai identified as crucially important to the 'whole of life' vision of College, welcoming and building relationships with other [...]

3101, 2023

Orientation Week

By |January 31st, 2023|Categories: Events|

Orientation day opened with PTC Principal Reverend Professor Upolu Vaai introducing PTC, its vision, strategic directions, and plans. Undergraduates, Masters and PhD scholars gathered at the Islanders Missionaries Chapel to first be part of the worship service, followed by the opening of orientation week. General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, Reverend James Bhagwan, delivered the sermon. Academic Dean Rev. Dr Gwayaweng Kiki reminded students of the need to [...]

3101, 2023

2023 Academic Year Welcome

By |January 31st, 2023|Categories: General|

Welcome to the 2023 academic year! Students and members of the Pacific Theological College community celebrated the 'Welcome Worship' at the Islander Missionaries Memorial Chapel, marking the start of the academic year. The moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Rev Dr Bruce Yeates, delivered the sermon, encouraging students to continually refer to their graduate outcomes as a guide for learning. As is tradition, PTC Principal Rev Dr Upolu Vaai invited the [...]

3101, 2023

PTC Faculty Retreat

By |January 31st, 2023|Categories: PTC Faculty|

The Pacific Theological College faculty completed a three-day retreat in Suva on a high note, anticipating the start of the 2023 College year. The new academic year begins with a PTC community church service this Sunday at the Islander Missionaries Memorial Chapel. The retreat theme “reStorying Theological Education for ‘Whole of Life’ development" challenged the faculty regarding transforming theological education from the accolades of the colonial masters. The key question [...]

1712, 2022

“Ua liliu le vai o Sina”: Grand Routes and the Rerouting God of Christmas
A Christmas Pastoral Message from the Office of the Principal - December 2022

By |December 17th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

If we are to do justice to the story that became the foundation of the Christmas story, the birth of Jesus, then we are invited to pause and to deviate a bit from the normal flow of things. To de-commercialize and unlearn the grand route of capitalism the Christmas story has evolved into. Once we strip away all the commercial advertisements, pictures depicting a blond hair blue-eyed baby, Christmas movies, [...]

2311, 2022

The PTC Press

By |November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Events, University Transition|

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 produced out of PTC. Second is to address the high costs of publications produced by [...]

2311, 2022

Institute for Climate Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK)

By |November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Events, University Transition|

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 role of faith-based organizations to assist with the climate issue. "Today, climate change policies and [...]

2311, 2022

PTC Council Meeting

By |November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Conference, Events, News|

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.

1611, 2022

PTC 55th Graduation

By |November 16th, 2022|Categories: Graduation|

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, we are not only celebrating 55 years since our first graduation, but we are also [...]

1111, 2022

Trauma Workshop

By |November 11th, 2022|Categories: General, Partnerships|

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. Professor Dr. Upolu Luma Vaai, welcomed participants to the workshop which was co-led by the [...]

711, 2022

Congratulations Rev Dr Piula Samuelu

By |November 7th, 2022|Categories: Academic Programmes, Graduation|

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." He said, "In my current pursuit, I continued to seek out and critique those ‘grace [...]

2110, 2022

First Principal of PTC

By |October 21st, 2022|Categories: General, History|

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 number of books - that can be found at the PTC George Knight Library. Fifty-five [...]

2110, 2022

Pink Thursdays at PTC

By |October 21st, 2022|Categories: General|

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 to the community, Principal PTC Reverend Professor Upolu Vaai said: “Please don’t lose sight of [...]

2110, 2022

Visiting Professor Andreas Hauser from the University of Basel

By |October 21st, 2022|Categories: General, Visiting Lecturers|

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 currently the Chair of Extra-European Christianity at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Research focus is [...]

2110, 2022

MOU signing with University of Otago

By |October 21st, 2022|Categories: Events, General, MOU, Partnerships|

“Today, the decks of the two great canoes are connected. The aligning and the balance we hope to realise soon. We might be sailing in the same or opposite directions, and we might have our own Moana interests and vision. Still, under this MOU, we are reminded that we now have a duty to constantly lower our sails, align and connect our canoes, and meet to discuss how to strengthen [...]

2110, 2022

New Schools for PTC

By |October 21st, 2022|Categories: Academic Programmes, Events, IMR, News, Study, University Transition|

The Pacific Theological College is adding two new schools in the transition to University. The School of Ecology and Resilience Development (SERD) and the School of Pasifika Philosophies Education and Sciences (SPPES) will add to the current School of Theology and Ecumenism (SOTE). PTC Principal, Reverend Professor Dr Upolu Vaai, in his presentation at the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma annual conference, said SERD would focus on development issues [...]

410, 2022

New Appointment – Dr Bendanglemla Longkumer

By |October 4th, 2022|Categories: General, News, PTC Faculty, Study, Theology and Ethics|

The Pacific Theological College (PTC) is delighted to announce the induction into the role of Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ethics Dr Bendanglemla Longkumer on Friday 16th September 2022 Dr. Bendanglemla Longkumer holds a Doctorate of Theology (D.Th) in Theology from South Asia Theological Research Institute (SATHRI), Senate of Serampore College (University). Her research was on “Universality and Uniqueness of Jesus Christ in Select Ecumenical Discussions since 1989 to Suggest [...]

2809, 2022

New Appointment – Dr Dianne Rayson

By |September 28th, 2022|Categories: News, PTC Faculty, Study|

The Pacific Theological College (PTC) has inducted into the role of Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ethics Dr Dianne Rayson, who comes to PTC from Australia. Dr Rayson was inducted on Friday 16th September 2022 at a service in the College Chapel that was followed by Tea in the fale. Di Rayson holds a PhD in Theology from University of Newcastle, Australia, where she researched the contribution of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s [...]

2709, 2022

New Faculty Member – Rev Dr Afereti Uili

By |September 27th, 2022|Categories: News, PTC Faculty, Study|

The Pacific Theological College (PTC) has been pleased in recent weeks to welcome back onto the Faculty Rev Dr Afereti Uili, who has returned to Fiji with his wife Samata. Rev Dr Afereti Uili was inducted on Friday 16th September 2022 to be Senior Lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew Language at the college, having previously served as Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at PTC from 2007 to 2010. Rev [...]

1909, 2022

Induction Day

By |September 19th, 2022|Categories: General, PTC Faculty|

Friday 16th September 2022 was Induction Day at the College where the Rev Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa, Deputy Chair of the College Council and Executive inducted Rev Dr Afereti Uili to be Senior Lecturer in Old Testament & Hebrew Language; Dr Dianne Rayson to be Senior Lecturer in Theology & Ethics; Dr Bendanglemla Longkumer to be Senior Lecturer in Theology & Ethics; Rev Dr Tafue Lusama to be Programme Officer of [...]

1409, 2022

SEASON OF CREATION 2022

By |September 14th, 2022|Categories: General|

PRESIDENT RATU WILIAME KATONIVERE OFFICIATED AT THE LAUNCH OF THE SEASON OF CREATION 2022 His Excellency, the President, Ratu Wiliame Katonivere, officiated at the launch of the Season of Creation 2022 at the Pacific Theological Chapel in Nasese today (05/09/22). In his address, President Katonivere said the objective of the Season of Creation was close to his heart as it was parallel to his personal advocacy work in mitigating the [...]

1409, 2022

WCC Assembly

By |September 14th, 2022|Categories: General|

The College has an exhibition booth at the WCC Assembly site in Karlsruhe, Germany. Rev Mark Meacher, the College marketing officer together with our volunteers Freda and Raphael from Germany looking after the tent. We also acknowledge with much appreciation our partner Mission EineWelt who supported the printing of our leaflets/brochures and pull up banners. Please feel free to stop by and experience the Pacific in Germany.

1409, 2022

WCC Global Ecumenical Institute (GETI)

By |September 14th, 2022|Categories: General|

The College Principal, Rev. Professor Dr. Upolu Luma Vaai, is a speaker and facilitator at the WCC Global Ecumenical Institute (GETI) held during the assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, gathering 150 students from all over the world for 6 weeks to learn and discuss different ecumenical tracks from Eco-Diakonia, to Healing Memories, Body Politics, Interreligious Dialogue, etc. In his speech he challenged the paticipants against a spirituality that is disconnected and [...]

1409, 2022

Indigenous People’s Pre-Assembly

By |September 14th, 2022|Categories: General|

PTC Principal Reverend Professor Dr Upolu Vaai addressed the Indigenous People’s Pre-Assembly at the World Council of Churches meeting this week. He spoke on the topic Indigenous cosmology and restoring wholeness of creation as part of the Pacific church's alternative to the extractive development narratve and the geonocides and violation of lands, ocean, and human rights in the Pacific. The College is participating in the WCC 11th General Assembly that [...]

908, 2022

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

By |August 9th, 2022|Categories: General|

Celebrating the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES under the theme: "The role of indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge." A worship service was held at the College today led by its Principal Rev Professor Dr Upolu Luma Vaai to celebrate women's contribution to Pasifika communities. Indigenous women play vital roles in maintaining the wellbeing of their communities- with hands that provide sustenance, birth generations, [...]

308, 2022

Houmbouy Wakhejima desired to learn English

By |August 3rd, 2022|Categories: General|

With Greek and Hebrew in the bag, Houmbouy Wakhejima desired to learn English. She believes the three languages will enable her to become a biblist. A biblist is a bible scholar. So the personnel exchange programme sponsoring students from New Caledonia - Kanaky, West Papua and Maohi Nui to study English in Fiji was an answered prayer. The Institute for Mission and Research coordinates the Personnel Exchange Programme. This year, [...]

308, 2022

‘They call me the Tui Tonga’

By |August 3rd, 2022|Categories: General|

‘They call me the Tui Tonga’,’ Tevita Taka remarked, sparking a ripple of laughter in the audience at the Pacific Theological College during an event. He towered over the podium at six-plus feet. Reverend Tevita Tonga Mohenoa Taka from the village of Faleloa on Ha’apai Island in Tonga is a Master of Church History student at the Pacific Theological College. The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga sponsors the former lecturer [...]

208, 2022

PTC Farewelled Dr Gladson Jathanna and his wife Shirley

By |August 2nd, 2022|Categories: General|

Today, PTC farewelled Dr Gladson Jathanna and his wife, Shirley. Dr Jathanna joined PTC in 2019 as the Senior Lecturer of Church History. He later became the Head of the Department for Church History. He leaves PTC to join Drew University in the United States. In bidding PTC farewell at an event this morning, Dr Gladson said he had learned much from the ecumenical diversity of the PTC community. Dr [...]

2807, 2022

2nd Pacific Philosophies Conference

By |July 28th, 2022|Categories: Conference, General|

The Pacific Theological College with the Pacific Community and the East-West Centre in Hawaii have begun conversations on the 2nd Pacific Philosophies Conference. The second PPC is expected to be held in Hawaii in 2024, leading to the Pacific Festival of Arts. The PPC brings together Pacific philosophical thinkers across the region, sharing Pacific philosophies, wisdom, and knowledge that are the foundations of many Pacific indigenous communities to inform development [...]

2807, 2022

Students from Kanaky-New Caledonia

By |July 28th, 2022|Categories: General|

Students from Kanaky-New Caledonia learn English through the Ecumenical Learning programme coordinated by the Institute for Mission and Research at the Pacific Theological College. We welcome Wakhejima Houmbouy, Thierry Iwa, Paul Sailuegeje, Christopher Siapo and Tutone Ma'asi. They are from the Eglise Protestante de Kanaky Nouvelle-Calédonie, a member church of PTC.

1507, 2022

MOU Signing Ceremony

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: General|

The theme for the self determination event and MOU signing ceremony coinciding with Pacific forum leaders meeting in Suva is "Self-determination: The unfinished journey of the Pasifika Household". Speakers from New Caledonia and West Papua including PCC and PTC addressed the need for the churches to support the regional self-determination movement, not just political but also economic, educational, and cultural. Also the need for a radical and new kind of [...]

1507, 2022

Memorandum of Understanding

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: General|

The Pacific Theological College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore partnerships and conversations in potentially setting up a campus in New Caledonia. The MOU provides a platform for discussions between PTC, the Government of New Caledonia, its Congress and member church, the Èglise Protetante de Kanaky Nouvelle-Calédonie (EPKNC). The MOU also covers forming agreements on technical support for the campus. Principal PTC Rev Professor Upolu Vaai said there [...]

1107, 2022

Self-Determination

By |July 11th, 2022|Categories: General|

"Self-determination is at the centre of democracy and nation-building. In the Pasifika household, many are struggling with political, educational, economic, and cultural self-determination. The journey of the Pasifika household is incomplete when many are suffering and left behind. The role of the Pasifika churches since the 1960s was to assist in liberating the Pasifika household struggling under the injustices of colonial and neo-colonial systems and structures, and continue to do [...]

1606, 2022

A CALL FOR THE OCEAN

By |June 16th, 2022|Categories: General, Kindergarten|

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 [...]

1006, 2022

World Ocean Day

By |June 10th, 2022|Categories: General|

WE ARE the OCEAN! The Pacific Theological College marched with Fiji celebrating World Ocean Day yesterday. Led by the Principal Reverend Professor Upolu Vaai, the PTC community, from faculty, and staff to the tiniest of them all - our preschoolers from Etina Havea Kindergarten marched to celebrate our ocean. The march started at Suva city's Flea Market, through the main streets of the capital, and culminated in a formal event [...]

606, 2022

Anyone can be the boss, but it takes a special person to be a leader!

By |June 6th, 2022|Categories: IMR, News|

Anyone Can Be the Boss “Anyone can be the boss, but it takes a special person to be a leader!” Hinarapa Tutairi asserted. The term wise beyond her years is an apt description of 17 years old Hinarapa. She was the youngest participant in a Leadership and Management (L&M) training coordinated by the Institute for Mission and Research earlier this year. And the only foreign national part of the training. [...]

606, 2022

Empowered by PTC’s Leadership and Management Training, chief steward Popiniu Waidranu dreams to set the Lord’s people free!

By |June 6th, 2022|Categories: News|

Freeing the Lord's People These days, Popiniu Waidranu dreams of twenty acres of crops and livestock raking in cash, freeing the Lord’s people from the burden of church levies they sometimes fail to meet. The Lord’s people he dreams for are from Navolau Circuit Methodist Church in Rakiraki, Ra province in Fiji.  Popiniu is the Tuirara or chief steward of the church. Over the years, Popiniu watched the people struggle to earn [...]

3005, 2022

The Women’s Fellowship Development Programme of PTC has re-established its Advisory Committee

By |May 30th, 2022|Categories: CGSJ|

The Women's Fellowship Development Programme of PTC has re-established its Advisory Committee. The committee will assist the Director of the Women's Programme on matters of policy in improving WFDP, matters of programme and finance, fundraising and awareness of the programme. Newly appointed director of the Women's Programme Reverend Melanie Smith chaired the advisory's first meeting last Thursday. The WFDP will provide life skills and theological learning for student wives and [...]

3005, 2022

New chairperson of the Institute for Mission and Research Advisory Committee

By |May 30th, 2022|Categories: IMR|

Reverend Anil Reuben is the new chairperson of the Institute for Mission and Research Advisory Committee. Rev. Reuben was elected at the Advisory meeting on May 25. He is also the deputy general secretary of the Methodist Church of Fiji. He suceeds Rev Dr Bruce Yeates who has taken up other responsibilities with the Pacific Theological College.

2505, 2022

The Customary Senate of New Caledonia

By |May 25th, 2022|Categories: Conference|

The Customary Senate of New Caledonia is the house of custodians for the land and peoples of Kanaki. A meeting was held with chiefs of the 8 provinces of New Caledonia to offer their full support for a potential partnership for the PTC French campus. This meeting was attended by the PTC Principal, General Secretary of PCC, President and General Secretary of the Protestant Church of Kanaky New Caledonia at [...]

2505, 2022

Social issues and the PCC General Assembly scheduled for 2023

By |May 25th, 2022|Categories: Conference|

  PTC Principal Rev. Professor Dr Upolu Vaai is in Kanaky (New Caledonia). With the Pacific Conference of Churches General Secretary Rev. James Bhagwan to meet with Eglise Protestant de Kanaky Nouvelle Caledonie to discuss social issues and the PCC General Assembly planned for 2023.

605, 2022

The Earth Justice Advocacy Committee (EJAC)

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: General|

The Earth Justice Advocacy Committee (EJAC) of the Pacific Theological College has initiated a number of activities for this year to advocate and practice earth justice with an underpinning philosophy of “whole of life”. Affirming earth justice as a significant and integral part of our "whole of life" spirituality, the Committee has initiated a “Wellness Walk” for the PTC community. Children, youth, students, staff, and faculty joined together on April [...]

1104, 2022

“Victims of Forsakenness and Hope Draped in Remembrance”
Easter Message from the Office of the Principal

By |April 11th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

In addition to the pandemic, the wars, climate change, violence and abuses have intensified the unkindness towards the victims of forsakenness around the world. We thought we have moved on, but many are still stuck in the unbearable period of forsakenness, trapped in the pandemic tomb, immersed in an unbearable pause between death and life, the old normal and the new normal, unable to really see and experience what resurrection [...]

702, 2022

The Young Academics

By |February 7th, 2022|Categories: General, News|

The Young Academics - a group of 24 vibrant, bright, young Fijians - launched their learning canoe this morning. A learning journey that will take them from ignorance to critical thinkers of developments that unfold within their villages, communities, and at the national level. Selai Tadrau the young academic from Nadoria Village, Dreketi in Rewa Province. The training they receive, through the 'Youth Changing the Story of Development Programme' [...]

502, 2022

Remembering PTC

By |February 5th, 2022|Categories: General, News|

About 50 years ago, a young Australian man, started his Bachelor of Divinity Degree with the Pacific Theological College. In fact, the year was 1973 and the man was Reverend William Bills Edwards. His wife, only known to us as Mrs Edwards, who studied nursing in Fiji while her husband pursued his degree, joined her husband in eternal rest recently. In her will, Mrs Edwards bequeathed PTC a sizeable sum [...]

2701, 2022

PTC Faculty Retreat

By |January 27th, 2022|Categories: PTC Faculty|

Our PTC faculty congregate this morning and tomorrow to talanoa and map ways forward for 'Transforming theological education in the Post-pandemic Pacific'. Already, the meeting reflected education, work, economic engagements in a pandemic era, where hybrid style meetings (face to face and digital) are the way to do things. The faculty retreat heralds the start of the 2022 academic year. This Sunday we will worship together using the Zoom platform. [...]

2701, 2022

PTC Academic Workshop

By |January 27th, 2022|Categories: Academic Programmes|

The academic thinkers, curriculum writers and accreditors, meet to discuss the Pacific Theological Colleges' proposed new curriculum. The aim is to offer a curriculum that is responsive to the needs of people and the contexts within which they live. It especially focuses on addressing developments that liberate people from social injustices that oppress because of neoliberal capitalism. And building a new development story that promotes resilience, ecological connections founded on [...]

2412, 2021

First Corporate Video

By |December 24th, 2021|Categories: General, News|

First Corporate Video For the first time, the Pacific Theological College has a corporate video. Completed this year, the video articulates the various aspects of studying, worshipping and living at PTC. The video features staff, students and members of the wider PTC community. Shot on campus and edited and developed by Guru Media, the video promotes the PTC brand as a whole. The brand is that PTC is a higher [...]

2412, 2021

A Historical Graduation

By |December 24th, 2021|Categories: General, News|

A Historical Virtual Graduation  The Pacific Theological College created history by staging the first-ever virtual graduation of a higher learning institute in the Pacific Islands region. Robin Yarrow, a society leader in Fiji described it as a ‘history making event that was so very well planned and executed. ‘In fact, it was an extra-ordinary occasion which utilised modern technology extremely well in connecting a wide range of PTC stakeholders while [...]

2312, 2021

re-Mangerizing Christmas!
A Christmas Message from the Office of the Principal December 2021

By |December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blog|

The Christmas story is one that affirms accessibility and availability of God to everyone. Unfortunately, this year alone accessibility of many to God’s basic gifts of life and securities, even God, was challenging. Many have lost loved ones to the Covid19 pandemic. Many who are sole breadwinners of families lost their jobs. Some who couldn’t feed their families resorted to committing suicide than to face the humiliation of not being [...]

2312, 2021

re-Mangerizing Christmas
A Christmas Message from the Principal's Office

By |December 23rd, 2021|Categories: General, News|

re-Mangerizing Christmas! A Christmas Message from the Office of the Principal December 2021 The Christmas story is one that affirms accessibility and availability of God to everyone. Unfortunately, this year alone accessibility of many to God’s basic gifts of life and securities, even God, was challenging. Many have lost loved ones to the Covid19 pandemic. Many who are sole breadwinners of families lost their jobs. Some who couldn’t feed their [...]

812, 2021

PTC Enrolment Video

By |December 8th, 2021|Categories: Academic Programmes, Study|

"Come and experience life and theology with us. Don't miss being part of the Pacific household of God." The Pacific Theological College, the first degree offering regional educational institution founded in 1961 and established in 1965, invites applications for enrollment for the 2022 Academic Year. From Certificate to Doctoral (PhD) levels, you can now contact us via the following: Email: info@ptc.ac.fj or selai@ptc.ac.fj

1811, 2021

Vice Principal Appointment

By |November 18th, 2021|Categories: General|

Professor Derrick Armstrong is the new Vice Principal of the Pacific Theological College. Professor Armstrong has massive experience in regional and global university administration. PTC Principal Rev. Professor Dr Upolu Vaai announced the appointment in his Annual Report he presented during the virtual graduation of students, held last Friday. Professor Armstrong's appointment was approved by the recent PTC Council meeting, held earlier this month. Vice Principal Armstrong hails both from [...]

511, 2021

PTC Virtual Graduation 2021

By |November 5th, 2021|Categories: Events|

THE PACIFIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE Invites you TO ITS VIRTUAL GRADUATION. This creates history for the College as the first ever virtual graduation since its establishment in 1965. WE LOOK FORWARD TO THIS WONDERFUL EVENT AND YOUR PARTICIPATION. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86968086485?pwd=NzM3Z25sbDYyUFNIRHRCYXllNWJ5UT09 Meeting ID: 869 6808 6485 Passcode: 211925 Livestream on Facebook: PTC Facebook Page Live on YouTube: PTC YouTube Channel

511, 2021

Institute for Indigenous Fijian studies

By |November 5th, 2021|Categories: IMR|

'Language is the eyes and windows of our soul telling who we are, where we come from and is a door that connects us to our neighbours' - were the congratulatory remarks made by the Director for the Institute for Mission and Research (IMR) of PTC Aisake Casimira while applauding the Institute for Indigenous Fijian studies. The Fijian Institute recently launched 10 books sharing stories depicting culture aspects and itaukei [...]

511, 2021

WOWS Kids Fundraiser

By |November 5th, 2021|Categories: Events|

In the presence of the Fiji media, the emotional Sina Kami, the co-founder of WOWS Kids Fiji shared her joy at receiving $10,000 from the Pacific Theological College this afternoon, to help children suffering from cancer. PTC raised the money last Friday while hosting diplomats, parliamentarians, crop agencies, partners and friends to a Pinktober High Tea held at the PTC Fale. Mrs Kami said it's been an especially tough year [...]

211, 2021

Reweaving the Ecological Mat (REM)

By |November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Events|

Reweaving the Ecological Mat (REM) is an initiative of the Pacific churches to reweave the economic, ecological, and ecumenical strands of life to produce a new story of development that affirms life and wellbeing. This workshop this Wednesday 8th, for COP26 highlights the desperate need to change and reframe our perspective and story to one that is holistic and life-affirming.

211, 2021

PTC Council Meeting

By |November 2nd, 2021|Categories: General|

Church leaders attending the full council meeting of the Pacific Theological College that began today remembered the lives and legacy of their colleagues who recently passed, the late Pastor Allen Nafuki of the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu and Archbishop Fereimi Cama of the Anglican Diocese of Polynesia. Meeting virtually for the first time ever, since the school was established in 1965, the meeting paused for a moment of silence and [...]

211, 2021

Pinktober Event with WOWS Kids

By |November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Events|

The Pacific Theological College Pinktober event today raised thousands of dollars for children in Fiji and the Pacific Islands, suffering from cancer. Chief guest, Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation in the Pacific His Excellency Sujiro Seam, health officials, members of the diplomatic community, parliamentarians, and PTC's families and friends gathered at the Fale to share tea and donate funds. The event was jointly hosted with WOWs Kids [...]

2810, 2021

NZ High Commissioner visits PTC

By |October 28th, 2021|Categories: General|

New Zealand High Commissioner Jonathan Curr hailed as impressive plans for additional learning by the Pacific Theological College. Commissioner Curr visited PTC this afternoon and met with the Principal Rev Professor Upolu Vaai and advisors Professor Derrick Armstrong and Ms Emele Duituturaga. Principal Rev. Professor Vaai briefed Commissioner Curr on the development of courses related to ecology, resilience development, indigenous knowledge connections with climate change and Pacific philosophies that promotes [...]

2810, 2021

Pinktober

By |October 28th, 2021|Categories: Events|

“Pinktober” is a major month for women with breast cancer, but perhaps we tend to forget that Cancer in general is life threatening to all ages. The Pacific Theological College in partnership with WoWs Kids Fiji will be organizing a fundraising event on Friday 29th October @ 10.00am to Raise Awareness in the Fight Against Cancer, in particular for our children and families who have victims to this deadly illness. [...]

110, 2021

Decolonizing Ecology

By |October 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Today, 4th October, ends the Season of Creation. An annual time for repentance and renewal of hope for all of God's creation. For building a new home together that is inclusive of creation, and the poor whose livelihood and survival depend on it. This begins with rethinking what we've normalized in the faith of the church and in our development models. Perhaps we could start with reimagining and freeing ecology [...]

3009, 2021

Decolonizing Economy

By |September 30th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

As we approach the end of the Season of Creation, it is important to reflect on our daily obsession for "more" that has destroyed God's creation and the need to decolonize our economies. The college Principal shares one of the economic principles many Oceanic communities share when it comes to protecting the Earth.

1609, 2021

Covid-19 Well-being Statement: French Version
Translation by Pastor Billy Wetewea

By |September 16th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Repenser la santé d’un point de vue théologique et culturel pasifika. Déclaration de bien-être Covid-19 qui offre un soutien à une approche plus large de la santé et un argument pour repenser le récit actuel de la santé d'un point de vue biblique, théologique et culturel Pasifika. Version adaptée aux mobiles ci-dessous: ???????  

1009, 2021

PhD Scholarship
Churches Initiative for Pasifika Scholars (CIPS)

By |September 10th, 2021|Categories: Academic Programmes, General|

Doctor of Philosophy scholarship. CIPS scholarship is a competitive award for Pasifika scholars. This might be your chance to be part of our vibrant and transformative PhD programme under the college vision "Towards Excellence in Theological Education for Leadership for Justice". For more information on the scholarship, visit the link on the flyer APPLY NOW!

209, 2021

Covid-19 Well-being Statement:
Rethinking Health from a Theological and Pasifika Cultural Perspective

By |September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Covid-19 wellbeing statement that offers support for a broader health approach and an argument to rethink the current health narrative from a biblical, theological, and Pasifika cultural perspective. Mobile Friendly Version Below: ??????  

3108, 2021

Vacancy – Lecturer, Department of History

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: Job, Vacancies|

TEACHING POSITION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY Job Level Open: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor The Pacific Theological College, an international and ecumenical theological institution located in Suva, Fiji Islands, is calling for applications by suitable candidates from around the world for a teaching position in the department of History of Christianity. The position is based on a potentially renewable 4 years contract starting [...]

2208, 2021

International Day for Worlds Indigenous Peoples

By |August 22nd, 2021|Categories: Events|

This video ends the celebration by PTC of the International Day for Worlds Indigenous Peoples. It highlights how PTC for several decades has been one of the leading pioneers in the Pacific region in promoting the contextual and indigenous nature of learning and in particular how life-affirming philosophies and values of the Pacific could enhance the 'whole of life' vision of the Gospel. With its new vision of 'leadership for [...]

2804, 2021

Watching the Waves

By |April 28th, 2021|Categories: Events|

The Pacific Theological College (PTC) launched ‘Watching the Waves’ an online platform that brings Pacific Islanders together to Talanoa (talk/share) about issues of today that threaten their mental wellbeing.           Issues like poverty, the devastation of non-communicable diseases, climate change and COVID19, like the waves of the ocean, engulf many lives. Launching the programme, Principal PTC Rev. Professor Dr. Upolu Vaai focussed on the topic ‘Ecology [...]

2704, 2021

STOP COVID19

By |April 27th, 2021|Categories: Events|

The Pacific Theological College promotes strict adherence to safety protocols to control COVID19. The College prepared several plans to counter the spread of the virus. The plans restrict physical engagements with the public, promote sanitary habits and controls movements in and out of campus. The College;s COVID19 Safety Plan prescribes a two meters social distancing rule. Everyone must wear masks in the offices and signs to wash hands and santise [...]

2704, 2021

School of Philosophy – A Background

By |April 27th, 2021|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|

A new school of Pacific philosophy at the Pacific Theological College will teach indigenous philosophical foundations, worldviews and ways of being. These philosophies manifest a close kinship with the natural world and promote wellbeing and wholeness of life. Coordinating the school’s formation is the Director of the Institute for Mission and Research Aisake Casimira and his team. ‘The School of Philosophy comes at the right time when people question their [...]

2704, 2021

Marketing Manager

By |April 27th, 2021|Categories: Events|

The Pacific Theological College is looking to hire a Marketing Manager to oversee its marketing efforts as it transits into a University. The position will deliver on the following key areas: (a) design and implement a marketing strategy for awareness and profiling of the university vision, concepts and future offerings (b) design and produce the marketing campaign content for profiling, advertisement and features on various marketing platforms (c) oversee the [...]

1204, 2021

Fashion Design

By |April 12th, 2021|Categories: CGSJ|

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 finer patterns, using a measuring tape and maths. ‘Before we cut off traced patterns and [...]

1204, 2021

World Day of Prayer

By |April 12th, 2021|Categories: Events|

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 Vanuatu. Prayers for strength to overcome pain and suffering of challenging times the country endures. [...]

1204, 2021

Session Highlights School Children Indiscipline

By |April 12th, 2021|Categories: General|

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 and Peace Building Certificate Courses offered by the Institute for Mission and Research of the [...]

1204, 2021

A Wedding: A Chapel

By |April 12th, 2021|Categories: Events|

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.                                             Mr Yabakivou told us that they [...]

1204, 2021

Itulagi: A Pacific Network for the Young

By |April 12th, 2021|Categories: General|

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.   He said wholeness of life and wellbeing is a multi-dimensional and multi-strand consciousness.   [...]

1204, 2021

A Pacific Brand of Theology

By |April 12th, 2021|Categories: General|

‘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 books on Pacific indigenous relational world-views whetted her appetite. Relational Hermeneutics: Decolonising the Mindset and [...]

904, 2021

The Ocean Keeps Calling – A Wellness Story

By |April 9th, 2021|Categories: General|

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 and jumping away from sea snakes. Trailing her mother across sparkly, white lagoon sands uncovered [...]

704, 2021

New Ecological School

By |April 7th, 2021|Categories: IMR|

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 of having an educational platform that addresses the ecological crisis of the Pacific region.   [...]

704, 2021

Feed a Hungry Family – Itulagi Network

By |April 7th, 2021|Categories: General|

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 the creek nearby to find fish or look around for dalo and bele leaves they [...]

3003, 2021

Easter for the Saturday People

By |March 30th, 2021|Categories: General|

"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 our shores, we must thank God and be grateful. The spirit of gratitude must always [...]

802, 2021

Home-Keeping – A New Academic Journey

By |February 8th, 2021|Categories: Academic Programmes|

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 economies of rich, capitalist systems have driven the Pacific to the brink of ecological disaster. [...]

2312, 2020

“MORE from LESS”
A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL

By |December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Jesus was born, at least in the eyes of the elders and storytellers Matthew and Luke, into a mystery of divine economy where MORE of God’s reassurance is affirmed where there is LESS. MORE space was offered for the child outside the ecological household next to animals and nature, when LESS space was offered inside a human guest house. MORE favour was shown from God, who was willing to do [...]

1612, 2020

Raduva’s PTCEE Testimony

By |December 16th, 2020|Categories: PTCEE, Testimonial|

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 explained that if I wanted a strong background knowledge of the Bible and the growth [...]

1012, 2020

Leaders of Rotuma – Leadership & Management Training

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Events|

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. Aitu Ostonu in discussion with other Rotuma church leaders at the Leadership and Management Training. The Methodist Church of Rotuma hosted the training that was organised [...]

1012, 2020

The Chant

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: IMR, Testimonial|

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 saw nothing else, but the dolphins. He heard little else but the chant. It filled [...]

1012, 2020

A Young Anglican

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: IMR, Testimonial|

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. Some are church Ministers; others are heads of organisations. Ms Vakatawa said some moments in [...]

1012, 2020

Lending a hand to Jittu

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: General|

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 of 'Towards Excellence in Theological Education for Leadership for Justice.' It is a plan to [...]

1012, 2020

Academic Awards

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Academic Programmes|

Five students received Pacific Theological College's top awards for various study categories. For the Faculty Prize for Distinction in Thesis Work in the Master of Theology programme; i. Leslie Boroko (Master of Theology - Church History) - Anglican Church of Melanesia, Solomon Islands ii. Sioeli Sipaisi (Master of Theology - Church History) - Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga iii. Sauileoge Pouli Jr (Master of Theology - Church Ministry) - Methodist [...]

1012, 2020

Community Awards

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Academic Programmes|

With perseverance and unity, Pacific Theological College Community navigated the challenges of COVID19. On November 10, at the final Communion service for the Year 2020, the College awarded individuals who had shouldered the burden of community activities. The following awards were given; a. John Tidex Prize for Community Work - Sioeli Sipaisi. b. Fiona McAdam Prize for Community Work - Panorama Setu, Marion Kapu, Elizabeth Samuelu, Liai Pouli c. Jean [...]

1012, 2020

Fijian Lotu Called to be Christ Like

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Conference, IMR|

Fijian churches have been challenged to be Christ-like by addressing and finding solutions for social issues that oppress Fijians.  The challenge came from the Principal of the Pacific Theological College Reverend Professor Dr Upolu Vaai while opening a four weeks-long Certificate in Social Analysis Course at the Jovili Meo Mission Centre in Suva, Fiji.  Twenty-five participants, including ministers and pastors from various Christian denominations, executives of church charitable organisations, community-based [...]

1012, 2020

Launched REM Three

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: GPP, IMR|

The Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor saluted three publications of the Pacific Theological College as timely for building a new Pacific. Dame Taylor launched the three publications; Reweaving the Ecological Mat Framework - An alternative framework for development that centralises the wellbeing of people and the natural environment. Ecological Economic Accounts - Towards Intemerate Values - It is an alternative measurement of wealth to the Gross [...]

1012, 2020

An Umbilical Consciousness

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: General|

There is a need for an 'Umbilical Church' that reconnects life to Mother Earth. This was the message for 'Seasons for Creation Communion Service' led by PTC Principal Rev. Professor Dr Upolu Va'ai. Seasons for Creation is celebrated every year. It is time to thank the Lord for all our natural blessing like the soil from which our food grows. In the Pacific Islands, life is intimate with nature. This [...]

1012, 2020

Vanuatu Teachers Inaugural Candidates for Applied Missiology

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: IMR|

Thirty-seven teachers in Vanuatu are the first to enrol in a newly offered Diploma in Applied Mission Studies. The Diploma, that is accredited through the South Pacific Association of Theological Schools is undertaken in a two-tiered certificate course format. The successful completion of a Certificate in Social Analysis plus an elective which could be either a Gender Voices for Dignity or a Peacebuilding Certificate Course results in the award of [...]

1012, 2020

REM Books Considered in 2050 Blue Pacific Strategy

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Events, IMR|

The Pacific Islands Forum 'Officials Subcommittee on the 2050 Strategy for a Blue Pacific Continent' will use information from three publications of the Pacific Theological College. The publications are on Reweaving the Ecological Mat (REM) call for a development in the Pacific Islands region that promote fullness of life and not pure capitalism. They are an output of the REM project coordinated by the Institute for Mission and Research of [...]

912, 2020

The Lay Preacher

By |December 9th, 2020|Categories: Oceania Laca|

Sauileoge Pouli Jr won the Pacific Theological College Prize for Overall Academic Excellence for the Master's Programme. The thirty-seven year old from American Samoa shed tears of joy with his wife Liai Pouli as he received the award from the PTC Principal Rev. Professor. Dr Upolu Vaai at the College's 53rd graduation ceremony. Sauileoge and Liai Pouli with their children arrived at PTC in 2019. Sau, as he is well [...]

912, 2020

Go Out and Be Reformers

By |December 9th, 2020|Categories: Oceania Laca|

Fourteen students celebrating academic milestones at the 53rd graduation of the Pacific Theological College were challenged to be reformers. Chief Guest Rev. Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa who is the President of the Methodist Church of Fiji and the Deputy Chair of the PTC Council and Executive, challenged the graduates to be reformers. 'Our Pacific needs more John Wesleys and Billy Grahams,' he said. 'Great reformers and change-makers, men and women who [...]

1208, 2020

Coordinator of the Centre for Women’s Development Programme

By |August 12th, 2020|Categories: General, Job|

Applications are invited for the following position: Co-ordinator of Centre for Women’s Development Programme The Pacific Theological College (PTC) is a regional ecumenical tertiary institution that serves the region through the churches of the Pacific. We invite applications for the position of Coordinator of the Women’s Development Programme (WDP) with the aim to equip women of the different ministries to meet the daily challenges in their respective churches, home and [...]

2707, 2020

New Appointments

By |July 27th, 2020|Categories: Oceania Laca, Quarter Two 2020|

For the first time, the Pacific Theological College has a new Manager Human Resources. The appointee to the position is Vijay Kumar. He is Fijian. Mr Kumar joins PTC from the University of Fiji where he held the same position. He holds a Masters degree and brings with him a rich experience in dealing with Human Resources policies and management, industrial relations, an intimate knowledge of Fiji's labour laws. He is [...]

2707, 2020

Reweaving an Ecological Pacific

By |July 27th, 2020|Categories: Oceania Laca, Quarter Two 2020|

Growing the Movement The Institute for Mission and Research (IMR) of the Pacific Theological College is organising a series of webinars and online meetings on the theme ‘Changing the Story (CTS) of Development in the Pacific Meeting Series.’ The meeting series scheduled weekly, one week for young Pacific Islanders conversations and the other for the more senior generation, is held around various themes focussed on the dimensions of the introduced [...]

2607, 2020

Talanoa with Dr. Cosden

By |July 26th, 2020|Categories: Oceania Laca, Quarter Two 2020|

Dr. Darell Cosden, who is from the United States of America, joined the Pacific Theological College this year as Senior Lecturer Theology and Ethics. He also serves PTC as its Academic Dean, taking over the role from Rev. Dr. Gwayaweng Kiki who held the role for the past three years.  The College is at a time of transition, progressing towards being a University as part of its new Strategic Plan [...]

2607, 2020

Psycho-Social/Spiritual Support

By |July 26th, 2020|Categories: Oceania Laca, Quarter Two 2020|

Fijian Church leaders are calling for greater psycho spiritual/psycho social support for Fijians following the COVID 19 pandemic and a recent spate of Cyclones. Many voiced their concerns about the emotional and psychological wellbeing of Fijians at a Psycho-Social Forum organised in Suva recently by the Institute of Mission and Research of the Pacific Theological College. Archbishop Peter Loy Chong Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese in Suva Dr. Peter Loy [...]

2607, 2020

Rededication of Islander Missionaries Memorial Chapel

By |July 26th, 2020|Categories: Oceania Laca, Quarter Two 2020|

‘We present this newly renovated chapel to you to be re-consecrated for the worship of God and the service of all people,’ the congregation proclaimed together. ‘And by what name shall this chapel be known?’ asked Deputy Chair of the Pacific Theological College (PTC) Council and Executive Rev. Dr. Epineri Vakadewavosa.  ‘Islander Missionaries Memorial Chapel,’ responded the audience. This exchange marked the rituals part of the re-dedication ceremony of the [...]

2607, 2020

Jasveer’s PTC Journey

By |July 26th, 2020|Categories: Oceania Laca, Quarter Two 2020|

‘My dad is Punjabi while mum is Nepalese!’ shared the Pacific Theological College’s Manager Maintenance and Properties.  ‘I’m a mixed breed Indian, hailing from a very strict cultural background but working here at PTC has been an enriching cultural experience.’ ‘There are many cultures here at PTC that have since amazed me. So diverse, different peoples,’ he said. ‘And even though I’m just an employee, I am welcomed into this [...]

2607, 2020

No Church Silence on Violence

By |July 26th, 2020|Categories: Oceania Laca, Quarter Two 2020|

A founding member of the Pacific Theological College says there will be no silence on violence in the face of growing statistics of violence against women and children in the Pacific Islands region. Methodist Church of Fiji President Rev. Dr. Epineri Vakadewavosa gave this assurance at a meeting with the World Council of Church committee that visited Fiji in January this year. Rev.Dr.Epineri Vakadewavosa addressing the World Council of Churches [...]

2607, 2020

Pacific Journal of Theology

By |July 26th, 2020|Categories: Oceania Laca, Quarter Two 2020|

The 58th issue of the Pacific Journal of Theology (PJT) was issued in June, 2020 as part of the 55thAnniversary Celebrations of the College.  The College is producing two issues of the PJT as part of this celebrations.  The recently released issue hosting eight chapters is a much larger volume than the 2019 issue. Leading the coordinated effort by PTC faculty, alumni and the ecumenical community of the College, Dr Gladson [...]

2607, 2020

Islander Missionaries Memorial Chapel – A Brief History

By |July 26th, 2020|Categories: Oceania Laca, Quarter Two 2020|

By Rev. Professor Dr. Upolu Luma Vaai On Friday 17 July, the college celebrated the rededication of its chapel, the centre of its life and wellbeing. In the absence of the Chairperson Rev Dr Leatulagi Faalevao due to covid19 restrictions, the Deputy Chairperson Rev Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa did the honour of rededicating the chapel after 52 years of service. The reason for its major renovation was due to the many [...]

1305, 2020

Q&A with ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS RT REVD DR Winston Halapua

By |May 13th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

I’d like to give thanks to God for this space and when you were kind to invite me. I thought of other places and this morning, and that is one of the things you will find out about me, the guidance of God is very clear. Its only this morning I said, why go to other places, go to the place that impact on you a lot. And that is [...]

1205, 2020

WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES PILGRIMMAGE

By |May 12th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

Seventy-four-year-old Suruj Mati was pleasantly surprised when the team from the World Council of Churches (WCC) arrived on her doorstep in January. ‘Oh, come in!’ she joyfully welcomed them into her home, squinting into their faces, wondering who they were. Suruj Mati The multi-ethnically diverse entourage from Fiji, Africa, Samoa, Europe and Egypt captivated Ms. Mati. ‘Thank you, this is the first time I’ve received people like you,’ she beamed. [...]

1205, 2020

LE-FOLAUGA: THE JOURNEY

By |May 12th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

Le Folauga, translated as ‘The Journey’ in Samoan is the Pacific Theological College’s first published Year Book. Presenting the Year Book to guests, dignitaries, church leaders, students and the community during the College graduation ceremony in November 2019, Principal Reverend Professor Dr. Upolu Vaai said ….. The Year Book captures the events of the school year, the lists of graduating students and the Principals Annual Report.  About 100 copies were [...]

1205, 2020

COVID19

By |May 12th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

COVID19 forced the closure of the Pacific Theological College late March coinciding with the end of the Semester 1A. Secure control of entry into PTC. However, the start of Semester 1B revolutionised the mode of study from face to face to Moodle, an eLearning platform and through Zoom, a video conferencing tool for efficient remote virtual connections. This allows students to continue with their lessons from their homes. Particular spaces [...]

1105, 2020

PTC IS 55

By |May 11th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

On March 16, the Pacific Theological College launched its 55th Anniversary celebrations that is to be marked with various events throughout the year. Happy Birthday PTC! (Left) Deputy Chair of the PTC Executive and Council and President of the Methodist Church of Fiji Rev. Dr. Epineri Vakadewavosa cuts the 55th birthday cake with PTC Principal Rev. Professor Dr. Upolu Va'ai. Attended by various dignitaries, renowned academics, chiefs, heads of churches and [...]

1105, 2020

PRAYERFUL WOMEN

By |May 11th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

Brightly colored dresses and headscarves brightened up the atmosphere at the Pacific Theological College Chapel where Women’s Fellowship marked World Day of Prayer (WDP).  The women also performed a drama to portray the message that we need to ‘act on God’s word to bring about peace and social transformation’. World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women. The host country for this year’s WDP is [...]

805, 2020

WELCOME SERVICE

By |May 8th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

‘Emulate the life and way of Christ’ were words of wisdom for students of the Pacific Theological College to start off the new academic year. Every year a Welcome Service held at the College Chapel enables all members of the PTC Community to worship together and meet and greet. Sharing the evening’s sermon, Reverend Ili Vunisuwai, the General Secretary of the Methodist Church of Fiji encouraged students to ‘live the [...]

605, 2020

MISSION CENTRE EXPANSION

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020, Uncategorized|

Popular demand inspired the expansion of the Jovili Meo Mission Center (JMMC).  It's new double story wing, with 12 new rooms, modern, and plush facilities for the traveler was opened by the Chairperson of the Pacific Theological College Executive and Council Reverend Elder Dr. Leatulagi T. Faalevao. It's done. It's open. Reverend Elder Dr. Leatulagi T. Faalevao cuts the ribbon to officially open the new wing of the Jovili Meo [...]

605, 2020

THE WATER LENTERN CAMPAIGN

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

Dwindling water resources prompted the creation of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Lentern Campaign ‘Seven Weeks for Water’, pre-launched in Fiji. The launch ceremony was held at the Nawanawa Methodist Church in Nasinu outside the capital city, Suva. Different our stories, various our cultures, diverse our practices, our common need as living creatures is water: (Left) Archbishop Mark McDonald the WCC President in North America and Dr Mele'ana Puloka [...]

605, 2020

RETHINKING, REFINING, RELOCATING

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

The Pacific Theological College faculty have been urged to rethink, refine and relocate theological education in a way that serves the will of God in the Pacific and brings to life the vision of the College’s new Strategic Plan. The PTC Faculty at their Retreat The new PTC Strategic Plan 2020-2025 ‘Towards Excellence in Theological Education for Leadership for Justice’ was approved by the PTC Council and Executive committee meeting [...]

505, 2020

OUR BROKEN HOME

By |May 5th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

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 and one where all living creatures find sanctuary. This is the paradigm that the Reweaving [...]

505, 2020

TWO FACULTIES MEET

By |May 5th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

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 29. The get-together was an opportunity to share experiences, knowledge and foster future relationships. Ends… 

505, 2020

GIFT OF TOERE DRUMS

By |May 5th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

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 year of his Bachelor of Theology. The drums were dedicated to God during the morning [...]

505, 2020

WE ARE SORRY

By |May 5th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

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 the Tuisawau Suva. College Principal Reverend Professor Dr. Upolu Vaai said it is unfortunate the [...]

505, 2020

MORE THAN MATH

By |May 5th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

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? Find it. Keep it!’ said Reverend Professor Dr. Upolu Va’ai, who was chief guest at [...]

505, 2020

HEARTS & HANDS

By |May 5th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020, Uncategorized|

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 who will later distribute the donated items.  The informal settlements of Wailea and Muanivatu are [...]

505, 2020

PEOPLE’S THEOLOGY – SEND ME LORD!

By |May 5th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

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.  Tears of joy flowed freely as students celebrated the penultimate moment of years of hard [...]

505, 2020

STAFF & POLICIES

By |May 5th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020, Uncategorized|

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 for Leadership for Justice.’ Mr. Wainiqolo facilitated staff and faculty familiarisation seminars in February. The [...]

505, 2020

FORTY YEARS ON

By |May 5th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020, Uncategorized|

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, she grew into new areas of work and currently serves as the Registrar. She has [...]

505, 2020

LEADING IN UNIQUE TIMES

By |May 5th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

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 world. The cover image of 'Beneath Paradise Issue of July 2014 published by the Fiji [...]

505, 2020

55 YEARS OF PRODUCING GIANTS – A PTC LEGACY

By |May 5th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

It was a bright day in 1961 when Suva was bustling with church ministers and leaders from across the Pacific.  Fifteen years after World War 2, the scene was one of optimism and yet concern. Foremost on many gathered minds of what was dubbed the Dudley Consultations,’ What is the relevance of the church during a time of change?  Fiji, like many of its Pacific neighbours though still under colonial [...]

405, 2020

A DAUGHTER’S JOY

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

There are many reasons Pastor Leinamau Seru cried as her name was called out to receive her Masters in Theology and Ethics award and to be recognised as one of top students of her lot. The night before, she received the Jean Bell Prize for Leadership and Example for her work as a student and member of the Pacific Theological College Community.  Pastor Leinamau Seru receiving the Jean Bell Prize [...]

405, 2020

FIJI DAY

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

Flutters of blue flags in the wind, a blue cake and a choir decked in blue marked Fiji Day celebrations on October 10, 2019. Fiji gained independence in 1970 and five years before that, the Pacific Theological College established its foundations at its current location in Nasese, Suva. College Principal Reverend Professor Dr. Upolu Va’ai said the open hearts of the Vanua of Fiji in accepting and hosting PTC on its shores [...]

405, 2020

I Will Go Lord If You Lead Me

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

On February 20th, the four newest members of the Pacific Theological College faculty committed themselves to serving PTC to the best of their ability, guided by God. Before a full Chapel of friends, family, the College Community and invited guests Ms Asela Tuisawau, Rev. Colati Ledua, Dr. Darell Cosden and Dr. Gladson Jathanna were inducted. The four new members of PTC Faculty kneel before God and their community pledging allegiance [...]

405, 2020

When Friends Come Calling

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

The Pacific Theological College hosted visits from both Brot fur die Welt (Bread for the World) and One Mission World of Mission Einewelt both of Germany. Both organisations are key funding partners of PTC. One Mission World’s Reverend Arnim Doerfer and Reverend Thomas Paulsteiner accompanies by their spouses visited PTC early in February where they joined morning worship with PTC staff and students at the chapel where they were welcomed. [...]

405, 2020

A PROFESSOR CALLED

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Quarter One 2020|

The sitting of the PTC Council and Executive at the Jovili Meo Mission Centre in Suva. The sitting of the Pacific Theological College Council and Executive Council in November 2019 saw the award of the title of ‘Professor in Theology in Ethics’ to the College Principal Rev. Dr. Upolu Luma Va’ai.  Celebrated and internationally renowned poet and known ‘mother of Pacific education’ Professor Konai Helu-Thaman stated her respect for Rev. [...]

2312, 2019

“Life and Justice for All”
A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

The Christmas story, though widely preached and normalised, hardly gives the real message of justice. The world circumvents the birth story with a message of salvation that becomes reduced to blissful ‘heavenly hosts’, idyllic ‘peace on earth’, and a calm Mary and Joseph who produce a humble yet a prophesied King wrapped in cloths, lying in a ‘humble manger’. This festive take, what we called in Samoa ‘aso fiafia’, despite [...]

2409, 2019

A Broken Vanua – Ecumenical for Ecological

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: Oceania Laca|

A Fijian church leader, the Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Suva His Grace Dr Peter Loy Chong has written an inspirational song calling for a stop to be put to coal production, logging and all other harmful actions against Mother Nature. Titled ‘Island People Raise Your Voice’, the song laments the cry of mother earth from the abuses of deforestation, extractives industry that in turn has made children of [...]

301, 2019

User Access Accounts

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: General|

Staff Each Staff is given an account and will apply for network access, which will enable them access to the office computer, email, internet, library catalog, network shares, and printer. Student Each Student is given an account to access student systems, such as the computer lab facility, printing, internet, webmail, library catalog, and Wi-Fi.

2312, 2018

“Christmas as a Revolutionary Story of Love”
Christmas Message from the Office of the Principal

By |December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Dear Church Leaders, Partners, and the Pacific Theological College Bula Vinaka! God’s grace through Christ in the Spirit has made possible our voyage this year through the unpredictable currents of life. May God be praised! Christmas is not an expensive story of gifts and Christmas trees. Rather it is a simple, yet revolutionary story of love and divine justice manifested in the life of Jesus of Nazareth who challenged the [...]

2602, 2018

Conference: Churches Tackling Gender-Based Violence (April 2018)

By |February 26th, 2018|Categories: Conference, Events|Tags: |

In April 2018 the Pacific Theological College and the New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research hosted a conference at the PTC in Suva: Churches Tackling Gender-Based Violence: Preventing Violence, Reporting Perpetrators, Restoring Survivors 12-13 April 2018 Purpose The primary purposes of the Conference will be: To explore church responses to violence against women in a wider regional context. It hopes to draw upon experience and expertise from Fiji, and the [...]

2511, 2017

New pages for PTCEE and IMR

By |November 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Both the PTC Education by Extension programme (PTCEE) and the Institute for Mission and Research (IMR) have their own, freshly designed pages on a subdomain of PTC’s website. There are links to these pages in the ‘Quick Links’ section at the bottom of the PTC front page, as well under the respective pages accessible via the ‘Departments’ tab in the top menu of the PTC site. Have fun exploring! PTCEE: [...]

1010, 2017

Public Seminar: Latin American Liberation Theology and its Legacies (12 October 2017)

By |October 10th, 2017|Categories: Events, Theology and Ethics, Visiting Lecturers|Tags: |

The Theology and Ethics Department of the PTC is pleased to host a Public Seminar on "Latin American Liberation Theology and its Legacies" with Prof. David Tombs, Director of Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Otago 3pm Thursday 12 October 2017, PTC Chapel, Pacific Theological College, Vuya Road, Suva David Tombs has been the Howard Paterson Chair of Theology and Public Issues since January 2015. He has a [...]

906, 2017

PTC now an FNPF Approved Education Institute

By |June 9th, 2017|Categories: Courses|

The Pacific Theological College is one of the higher education provider in Fiji to achieve this prestigious accreditation from the Fiji National Provident Fund. Local students can now take this advantage to pay there fees through the FNPF Education Assistance Scheme. See: https://www.myfnpf.com.fj/withdrawals-services/education/approved-list-of-institutions-hostel-and-homestays https://www.myfnpf.com.fj/withdrawals-services/education

1705, 2017

Papers and Sermons from PTC’s 500 Years of Reformation Celebration

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Pacific Theological College celebrated 500 years of the Reformation with a programme of lectures and workshops on 17–18 March 2017. The programme is here: Programme Here are some of the sermons and presentations from that event (all PDF files): Sermon at Opening Worship: Sermon on Romans 5:1-11, by Rev. Dr Ralph Weinbrenner, PTC Keynote Address: "Here I stand: The truth vis a vis unity in Christ. Reformation perspectives as [...]

2303, 2017

Public Lecture 23 March 2017

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Events, IMR|

You are invited to a public lecture hosted by the Institute for Mission and Research (IMR). The public lecture has been organized by the IMR and will happen on Thursday the 23rd of March, at 6.30pm at the PTC Fale. The guest lecturer will be the PTC Principal and he will deliver the inaugural lecture of the lecture series with a lecture on the topic: Wellbeing: our capacity to imagine, [...]

1406, 2016

Social Media Campaign

By |June 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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1406, 2016

21st Century Communication

By |June 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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1406, 2016

Legal Aspects of Law

By |June 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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1406, 2016

Trade Management

By |June 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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1406, 2016

Food and Beverage Management

By |June 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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606, 2016

Professor Albert joint research on mobile money in Tanzania

By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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606, 2016

A Global MBA for the next generation of business leaders

By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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606, 2016

Professor Tom comments on voluntary recalls by snack brands

By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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606, 2016

Professor Alexa is interviewed about Twitter’s valuation

By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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606, 2016

Kingster Public Safety Survey open through Nov. 30

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606, 2016

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By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

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606, 2016

Professor Smith Johny explains Facebook’s monetization strategy

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606, 2016

Latest U.S. News Rankings Cap a Strong Year in Academic Recognition

By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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606, 2016

Standard Post Type

By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

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606, 2016

Video Post Format

By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

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606, 2016

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By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

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606, 2016

Gallery Post Format

By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

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606, 2016

Aside Post Format

By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

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606, 2016

Image Post Format

By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

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106, 2016

Social Media Campaign

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106, 2016

21st Century Communication

By |June 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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106, 2016

Legal Aspects of Law

By |June 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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106, 2016

Trade Management

By |June 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

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106, 2016

Food and Beverage Management

By |June 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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106, 2016

The Hospitality Industry

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106, 2016

The Education

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2705, 2016

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2705, 2016

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2705, 2016

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2205, 2016

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By |May 22nd, 2016|Categories: Testimonial|

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2205, 2016

Jenny whiteManager

By |May 22nd, 2016|Categories: Testimonial|

“Credibly innovate granular internal or "organic" sources whereas high standards in web readiness. Energistically scale future-proof core competencies vis-a-vis impactful experiences. Dramatically synthesize integrated schemas with.

2005, 2016

The Hospitality Industry

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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2005, 2016

Transportation

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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2005, 2016

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By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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2005, 2016

Innovative

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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2005, 2016

Key to success

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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2005, 2016

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By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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2005, 2016

Punctuality

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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2005, 2016

Destination Management

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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2005, 2016

International Hotel Management

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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2005, 2016

Maintaining MS Server 2008

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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1805, 2016

G20 Interfaith Pacific Summit News

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: Conference, Events, General|

Pacific Theological College (PTC) successfully hosted the inaugural G20 Interfaith Summit: Pacific Regional Preconference from 2-4 May, 2016. The summit started on Monday 2nd with a welcome ceremony and dinner hosted by PTC and progressed on to Tuesday 3rd at the Jovili Meo Mission Centre for the actual summit. Deliberations focused on the four selected United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 8 (Economic Growth), SDG 13 [...]

1603, 2016

What do successful grads think you should study?

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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1503, 2016

Former student discusses success in the fashion industry

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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1503, 2016

How do you best prepare for university?

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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511, 2015

News update from Dr Vaai

By |November 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

In July 2015 at the Annual conference of the Methodist Church in Samoa, Dr. Vaai lauched his new book Matua Gagana: Le Tusi Paia ma lona Faitauga Loloto mai le Itulagi o Samoa. Prof. Fele Nokise, principal of the Pacific Theological College, was the guest speaker at the launching. The PTC is partnering with the Pacific Conference of Churches on delivering consultations throughout the Pacific member churches on 'Ecumenical Renewal'. [...]

1910, 2015

Dr Davis interviewed by Radio NZ

By |October 19th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Kiwi faculty member Dr Richard Davis was interviewed by Radio NZ on living and working in Fiji on Thursday 15 October 2015. You can listen to the interview here: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201774786/the-expats-dr-richard-davis

1108, 2015

Kiwi Presbyterians at PTC, 1965-2015

By |August 11th, 2015|Categories: History|Tags: |

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has had a long commitment to PTC, supplying three Principals, several lecturers, and a handful of students over the last 50 years. Now the Presbyterian Archives in Dunedin have posted a photo album on Facebook as a tribute to our 50th anniversary and ongoing relationship: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153421167690590.1073741842.323810365589&type=3

1209, 2014

Visiting Lecturer in Church History

By |September 12th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

PTC welcomes Andrew Connelly, our latest visiting lecturer, who will teach a BD and a Master's course in the Church History department during semester-half 2B of 2014. Andrew Connelly has submitted his PhD thesis (on colonial and indigenous histories in the Trobriand Islands) at the Australian National University in Canberra and is currently awaiting results.

2908, 2014

Three teaching faculty members appointed as professors

By |August 29th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

On August 28, 2014, acting upon the recommendations of the Appointments & Staff Review Committee, the Executive Committe of Council has appointed three existing teaching faculty members as professors under the new four-tier job title scheme for teaching faculty which came into effect in January 2014: Rev. Dr. Feleterika Uili Nokise: as Professor of Ecumenism; Dr. Manfred Ernst as Professor of Research and Social Analysis; Dr. Holger Szesnat as Professor [...]

3006, 2014

New theology lecturer in post

By |June 30th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

PTC welcomes a new faculty member for the Department of Theology and Ethics, Rev. Dr. Upolu Vaai of the Congregational Christian Church Samoa. Dr.  Vaai replaces Rev. Dr. Cliff Bird, who served PTC for six years; Dr. Bird now works for the Uniting Church of Australia in their new regional office in Suva.

2408, 2013

Workshops on globalisation and on contextual bible study

By |August 24th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Two workshops are being held at the Jovili Meo Mission Centre at PTC in late August and early September: one on globalisation as a test case for social analysis, and another on contextual Bible study for community transformation. Both are part of the Undergraduate Certificate programme of PTC. Participants are from the Pacific Island region.

2606, 2013

Oceania Biblical Studies Association: 2013 Conference at PTC (1-3 August)

By |June 26th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

PTC is proud to host to the 2013 conference of the Oceania Biblical Studies Assocation (OBSA) from the 1st to the 3rd August 2013. The event will take place at the Jovili Meo Mission Centre (JMMC) of PTC. The programme begins on Thursday (1 August) at 4pm (registration), with a welcome feast at 6pm. Proceedings will continue all day Friday and Saturday, and the programme concludes with dinner on Saturday [...]

2506, 2013

Face-to-Face at PTC: a CWM-sponsored encounter programme

By |June 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Starting on Monday, 8 August 2013, PTC will once again host about a dozen international theological students for a 'Face-to-Face' programme run by the God's Pacific People programme on behalf of the Council for World Mission. The course takes seven weeks, and will immerse the participants in different contexts in Fiji, coupled with periods of intense theological reflection.

1006, 2013

Peacebuilding workshop (2013)

By |June 10th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

The 2013 Peacebuilding workshop is currently being run at the Jovili Meo Mission Centre (10 - 28 June). This is the third time this three-week training event takes place. Participants from all over the Pacific learn and practice the theory and practice of conflict analysis, trauma healing, and conflict resolution. Participants may attend for non-credit purposes, as part of their professional development, or for credit towards an Undergraduate Certificate. The [...]

703, 2013

New Book launched by IRSA: Voices of the People

By |March 7th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

The launch of the book, “Voices of the People – Perceptions and Preconditions for Democratic Development in Fiji”, took place on 20 February 2013 in the Civic Centre in Suva. The presence of about 300 people including representatives from different government ministries, heads of churches, academics, representatives of businesses, diplomats, representatives of a variety of Civil Society Organisations and citizens of different age groups from all walks of life showed [...]