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I invite you to this very important discussion over the next couple of weeks to look at the subject, “Justice for the Poor and Marginalised.” The Bible speaks loud and clear that involuntary poverty is an offense against the goodness of God. It is related in the Bible to powerlessness, for the poor cannot protect themselves. God’s call to rulers is to use their power to defend the poor, not to exploit them. The church must stand with God and the poor against injustice, suffer with them and call on politicians to fulfil their God-appointed role.
Solomon Islander DR TRANSFORM AQORAU officially leaves Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) this Sunday where he was chief executive officer (CEO) for the last five years. Below was his farewell statement made at the 11th Annual PNA Ministerial meeting on Kiritimati Island, Kiribati, Tuesday this week:
THIS press release commentary is made to clarify to the readers of this paper and especially the clergies and people in the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Temotu on the matter queried by Elliot Dawea as “Archbishop Takeli’s unfulfilled promises” presented in the Island Sun paper no.2346 on Wednesday 21st July 2016.
In my presentation last week, we began to look at examples from the Bible on the benefits of growing through adversity. This week, we will continue to look at some more examples from the Bible to affirm to us the benefits of growing through adversity. We often resist God’s work in our lives. We shrink from the rod of God’s discipline instead of seeking to profit from it. We are more desirous of relief from adversity than we are of its benefits.
With the introduction of new fiscal year (1 August - 31 July) for Fiji, we have completed an early round of three budgets presented to and passed by parliaments in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga for their respective fiscal years (1 June - 31 May) and (1 July - 30 June). Three other major Pacific island countries (PNG, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu) will present their 2017 budgets later for their fiscal years (January to December).