“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 so. At the heart of such liberating movement is developing strategic partnerships based on an education that is transformative and justice-driven for nation-building and regional stability.” Side event of the Pacific Island Forum Leaders meeting, hosted by the Pacific Theological College and the Pacific Conference of Churches.