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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 [...]

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: WFDP|

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. [...]

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. [...]

2409, 2019

A Broken Vanua – Ecumenical for Ecological

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: Issue 3, 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.

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

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606, 2016

Professor Tom comments on voluntary recalls by snack brands

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606, 2016

Professor Alexa is interviewed about Twitter’s valuation

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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

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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

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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

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606, 2016

Image Post Format

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106, 2016

Social Media Campaign

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106, 2016

21st Century Communication

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106, 2016

Legal Aspects of Law

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

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106, 2016

Trade Management

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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

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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

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

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2005, 2016

The Hospitality Industry

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

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2005, 2016

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2005, 2016

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2005, 2016

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2005, 2016

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2005, 2016

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2005, 2016

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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|

My success is no accident. Etiam consectetur odio erat, quis mattis leo vestibulum non. Fusce ex ligula, tristique quis finibus sed, placerat sed libero. Phasellus convallis, sem ac tristique interdum, purus purus vehicula quam, ut fermentum sem orci in est. Aliquam leo purus, iaculis non condimentum hendrerit, vestibulum quis tortor. Vestibulum quis viverra felis. Vestibulum elementum magna ut diam placerat, in venenatis est egestas. Vivamus at libero auctor, ullamcorper libero [...]

1503, 2016

How do you best prepare for university?

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

Focus on exam results. Etiam consectetur odio erat, quis mattis leo vestibulum non. Fusce ex ligula, tristique quis finibus sed, placerat sed libero. Phasellus convallis, sem ac tristique interdum, purus purus vehicula quam, ut fermentum sem orci in est. Aliquam leo purus, iaculis non condimentum hendrerit, vestibulum quis tortor. Vestibulum quis viverra felis. Vestibulum elementum magna ut diam placerat, in venenatis est egestas. Vivamus at libero auctor, ullamcorper libero condimentum, [...]

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 [...]

2201, 2012

New MTh and PgDipl curriculum

By |January 22nd, 2012|Categories: Academic Programmes|

Starting with the academic year 2012, the redesigned MTh and PgDipl programmes will come into operation. The Postgraduate Diploma in Theological Studies (PgDipl) is now a programme in its own right to which students may apply, or to which they may be referred if their previous studies do not qualify them to enter the MTh programme. The PgDipl programme is available in residence only, and takes one year to complete [...]

2201, 2012

New BD curriculum

By |January 22nd, 2012|Categories: Academic Programmes|

Starting with the academic year 2012, the Bachelor of Divinity programme, which is our oldest academic programme, taught since the inception of PTC in 1965, will become more flexible and accessible. We have amalgamated the old BD and BTh programmes to form a single undergraduate degree programme which is available in residence, per distance (managed by PTCEE), or by a combination of both. Continuing students have been or will be [...]

2201, 2012

New semesterised system to start in 2012

By |January 22nd, 2012|Categories: Academic Programmes|

Beginning with the academic year 2012, PTC switches to a semesterised system to bring it into line with other tertiary education providers in Fiji. Each semester will be divided into two independent blocks, effectively creating four distinct teaching periods. Courses in the BD and MTh programmes will be taught in each of these four new blocks. Each block is eight weeks long (seven weeks of teaching, and one week for [...]

2210, 2009

The Pacific Islands at the Beginning of the 21st Century

By |October 22nd, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|

On October 21st 2009, at the Jovili Meo Mission Centre of PTC, Professor Vijay Naidu launched the PTC-producd book “The Pacific Islands at the Beginning of the 21st Century”. Professor Naidu is Head of the School of Government, Development and International Affairs, in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of the South Pacific. The book provides information, orientation and insights regarding recent developments and trends in the [...]

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