CTS’ workshop on YOUCAT

More than a hundred participants from the Catholic teachers sodality in the Archdiocese of Honiara together with teachers from different church denominations and non government schools, youth and catechists gathered at the Laura Vicuna Hostel at Henderson (Salesian Sisters) for the one week seminar on the YOUCAT from the 16th-20th June.  The YOUCAT stands for…

Anglican youths prepare for synod

More than 200 Anglican youths from central and west Kwara’ae, Malaita, have begun preparations for the upcoming Anglican Church of Melanesia’s synod next month in Auki. Last week, they took part in a rehearsal parade at Buma village in west Kwara’ae. Secretary of Malaita’s Diocese Philip Akote’e said the gathering is expected to attract a…

PM commends church

The Seventh Day Adventist church has been commended for its contributions to health services, education, and leadership in the country. Prime Minister Gordon Darcly Lilo offered the accolades when opening the church’s centenary celebration at Viru, Western Province, last Tuesday. Lilo said the SDA church’s contribution to nation building over the last 100 years is…

PM: Christianity is a national identity

Christianity is seen as a national identity in our country, prime minister Gordon Darcy Lilo says. He was speaking at the opening of the Seventh Day Adventist church centenary celebration at Viru, Western Province, Tuesday. “In towns and villages many people acknowledge the sovereign hand of God over our nation and acknowledge his plan for…

Viru marks arrival of gospel

UP to 5,000 Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) members are expected to congregate at Viru community in New Georgia, Western Province, this week to celebrate the arrival of the SDA gospel in the country. The week-long celebration was officially opened by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo, Tuesday. Members from all the SDA churches around the country…

SICA supports freedom for West Papua people

CHURCHES in the Solomon Islands have agreed to actively support the struggle for political independence of the people of West Papua. The call comes a week before Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono attends the Pacific Islands Development Forum Summit in Denarau, Fiji.  “We in the Solomon Islands have heard the cries of the people of…

Churches told to stand against corruption here

CHURCHES in the Solomon Islands have been challenged to address the worsening situation of corruption permeating all aspect of its societal affairs. In opening a three day church conference on Rethinking the Household of God in Honiara, Anglican Church of Melanesia Archbishop David Vunagi said corruption had left a paralysing impact on the ability of…

Atoll evangelism a success

Three hundred Seventh-day Adventists and their friends on the island of Tarawa witnessed the baptism of 65 people at the conclusion of an evangelistic series conducted by Pastor Gary Webster.  The Church in Kiribati had been praying and working with people in preparation for the evangelistic series. Pastor Webster also ran training meetings for elders,…

Five Catholic churches will merge

Five Roman Catholic churches in Bucks County will be closing July 1, including one in Bristol Borough, two in Bensalem and two in Levittown, according to an announcement released Sunday morning by officials in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The announcement follows “self-studies” of “Parish Planning Area 310” and “Parish Planning Area 300” commenced last September…

Aruligo, San Isidro parish celebrates holy mass

MORE than 400 people from communities between Doma to Takaboru communities on Sunday celebrated holy mass at San Isidro parish in Aruligo, North West Guadalcanal. Visale parish priest Father Peter Houhou during celebration gave sacrament of communion to 9 children from these communities.  Northwest Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki said people who attended the…