Date: December 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The late President of the Ekalesia Kelisiano Tuvalu (EKT) Rev Kalahati Kilei attended the Pacific Island Forum held earlier this year. During the official opening of the Forum Leaders’ Meeting, the devotion shared by Rev Kilei was a contextual reflection on Matthew 7:24-26 about the wise builder who had a house built on a foundation on the rock, and a foolish builder whose house was built on sand.
To build a house on the rock, Rev Kilei said, was a call “to build a strong spiritual foundation that is based on love and justice.” He encouraged leaders to work towards the future of the Pacific which “must not be measured by commercial terms – but rather determined by the smile and the happiness of our children. Jesus Christ is the foundation of our faith, who was convicted and killed because of the economic and political ideologies of the time – hence, he took that cross, pain and agony into his own hands because of his love and compassion for the whole world.”
Papua New Guinea Council of Churches (PNGCC), Bread for the World and the Church Partnership Programme and the Australian High Commission hosted a meeting on “Reweaving the Ecological Mat” in Alotau. A joint collaboration of Pacific Conference of Churches, Pacific Theological College, and the Institute of Mission and Research, the workshop participants discussed the topic of “Reweaving the PNG Household – Towards a PNG Ecological Framework for Development (PNGEFD)”.