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New Masters Student from the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma

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).
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01
Feb

New Masters Student from Tonga

Twenty-seven-year-old Tevita Okusi joins PTC from Siaatoutai Theological College in Tonga. Hailing from Tongatapu, Okusi is excited about the work he is going to put in for his Master of Theology – Biblical Studies and socialising with students and the PTC community from different Pacific cultures and contexts.
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31
Jan

Chancellor of Higginbottom University India Visit

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...
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31
Jan

Orientation Week

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,...
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31
Jan

2023 Academic Year Welcome

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...
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31
Jan

PTC Faculty Retreat

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...
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31
Jan

PTC 55th Graduation Ceremony

One hundred and twenty-eight students graduated with Certificates, Diplomas, Post-Graduate Diplomas, Masters and PhDs at PTC’s 55th anniversary of the event, held at the Suva Civic Auditorium on November 17. (More photos on PTC Facebook Page)
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23
Nov

The PTC Press

This week, during our Special Council Meeting, the College launched its PTC Press. This was attended by many dignitaries and guests, including Council members. Rev Professor Dr. Upolu Luma Vaai, the college Principal, highlighted the importance for the Pacific churches to have a press. “First is to publish all research and new thinking that is...
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23
Nov

Institute for Climate Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK)

On Monday this week, PTC launched its Institute for Climate Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK), a radical move to address the climate change crisis. According to the college Principal Rev Professor Dr. Upolu Luma Vaai, who introduced to a packed house attended by Excellencies, faith-based leaders, NGOs, Pacific regional institutions, and heads of educational institutions, the important...
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23
Nov