Dr. Tafue Lusama

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 these alumni’s who have achieved a high degree of success in their chosen field in either a scholarly or creative endeavor.
Dr. Tafue Lusama is a theologian with a strong sense for climate justice, have travelled the world advocating for the Island countries challenged by the negative impacts of climate change. He completed his Doctoral studies at the Pacific Theological College in 2021. His primary area of research examines redefinition of the theology of God from a Tuvaluan Indigenous perspective inter-related to climate change. Dr. Lusama currently heads the Institute for Climate Indigenous Knowledge located within the PTC campus. The ICIK aims to create transformative climate programmes that are communities-based and communities-informed, grounded on the ecological knowledge, faith, and spiritualities of grassroots communities.