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Mercy Ah Siu-Maliko

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Reading the Bible in context

Tatala le Ta’ui a le Atua presents a series of Bible studies rooted in the importance of being relational in the Samoan culture. It embraces the belief that the self takes its form from maintaining relationships.
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O Le Tosoga Fa’amalosi O Tamara: the rape of Tamar

As part of a series of Bible studies rooted in the importance of being relational in the Samoan culture, this study draws on the story of Tamar to promote a thoughtful and informed discussion of challenges raised by the story and to explore its themes...
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O le Tala ia Akara: the story of Hagar

As part of a series of Bible studies rooted in the importance of being relational in the Samoan culture, this study draws on the story of Hagar to explore its themes of power, gender inequality, and family violence and to connect the text with experiences...
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Church responses to gender-based violence against women in Samoa

Church membership in Samoa is exceptionally high, and the moral authority and community leadership of churches in society is widely recognised. The churches in Samoa therefore have enormous potential capacity to contribute proactively to social well-being.
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Christian faith and family violence: a report for Samoan communities in New Zealand

The increase in cases of domestic violence in Samoa and the diaspora is slowly raising the public’s awareness of its impacts on the victims, who are overwhelmingly women and children. Because it is such a serious and growing social problem, it is a priority for...