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…

Pentecost Sunday

This weekend, we have an important day in our Christian calendar to celebrate; I decided to leave the subject introduced last week to focus on Pentecost. When it comes to church holidays, Christmas and Easter get all the attention, but what about Pentecost? Pentecost is the day that the Christian church was born. On that…

Choiseul villagers celebrate their faith

PAQOE village on Choiseul celebrated the 100 years centenary of the arrival of the United Church in their community, recently. The gospel was brought to the area on 12 May 1914. The week-long celebration was organised under the theme ‘Celebrating the Amazing Love of God’. United Church Moderator Wilfred Kurepitu, who was the guest of…

Bahai community celebrates

The anniversary of the ascension of Baha’u’llah is celebrated today – 29 May 2014. A statement from local Bahai community said it is a special time for the Solomon Islands Baha’i community to meet, through prayer and meditation in the spiritual realm, with the Source of their light and guidance, to seek to obtain a…