Global Conferences

Mission Theology Anglican Conference - Mission in Oceania: Some Contexts and Currents

Date: 26 - 28th June 2017

Venue: Pacific Theological College, Fiji

Led by: Val Ogden, Aisake Casimira and Graham Kings

Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion Conference 

Dates: 26-28 June 2017

Host Institution: Pacific Theological College, Fiji

Co Chairs: Revd Dr Val Ogden, Director, Theological Education by Extention, Pacific Theological College, Fiji, Dr Aisake Casimira, Director of the Institute of Mission and Research, Pacific Theological College, and Rt Revd Dr Graham Kings, Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion

Theological Consultant: Revd Dr Cliff Bird, Regional Coordinator - Pacific Programs Relief and Development, Uniting World 

Location: Pacific Theological College, Fiji

Theme: Mission in Oceania: Contexts and Currents

1. Fr Anthony Ling: Anglican Church of Melanesia.

Bulsal (friendship/partnership). Critiquing the shepherd model of leadership from a Vanuatu (Melanesian) indigenous perspective, to address issues of hierarchy and dependency in the Church. 

2. Rev Billy Wetewea: Protestant Church of Kanaky, New Caledonia.

The Protestant Church of Kanaky: Assessing the evolution of the church and the theology she has tried to develop and apply.  Is it relevant for mission today?

3. Rev Kara Siaosi Ipiniu: Congregational Christian Church of Samoa.

Fofoga model: A Samoan pastoral care approach to revisit the practice of fa’aaloaloga and its effects on the mission of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa.

4. Filomena Hunt Leituala: Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa.


Ola Tauafuafua (pregnancy): Introducing and exploring an eco-theological model from the Pacific for the world

5. Viliami Kiola: Catholic Church in Tonga, undergoing formation for Priesthood at Pacific Regional Seminary, Suva.

Church history and Catholic Church Mission in Tonga: looking afresh at early missionary approaches and the mission of the Catholic Church in Tonga today.

6. Litiana Maituriwai Tuidrakulu: Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma

The silent dauniveiqaravi in the Church: redefining the roles of those who serve ‘in-between’, with special reference to 1 Cor 14.34-35.

7. Rev Marie Ropeti: Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.


A Samoan Woman’s Missionary Journey. Paddling against the tide: O le asaina o le tai fana’e

8. Deaconess Verenaisi Toga: Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma


Ibulubulu. A theology of forgiveness understood in a rite of reconciliation in my Itaukei culture

9. Rev Leinamau Seru: Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu.

Sunday school: the most fruitful area for Christian Education amidst today’s global diversities in Vanuatu.

10. Rev Meeri Iaabeti: Kiribati United Church.

Te Katekateka as the key to embracing and empowering women in Kiribati, with particular implications for the Kiribati United Church.

11. Rev Geraldine V. Wiliame: Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma

A Fara reading of Jonah on Interfaith Dialogue in Fiji.

 12. Rev Dr Cliff Bird: Uniting World

Globalisation in the Pacific Islands: Challenges and Perspectives for the Churches


Pacific Theological College

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