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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.
This occasional paper sets out to develop an alternative engaged theory of religion and secularity.
This quick guide provides an overview of Kosher food certification in Australia. It complements the quick guide on Halal certification.
Kashrut is a body of Jewish law that prescribes what foods can and cannot be eaten, and how they must be prepared and eaten....
In September 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) consulted with a small cohort of ‘less visible’ faith leaders innovating within their separate faiths to provide pastoral care to people of diverse sexuality and gender in Victoria. While tensions between faith, ethnicity and sexuality...
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...
It is argued that more countries restrict women’s ability to wear religious symbols or attire than require women to dress a certain way.
Summary In many countries around the world, women’s choices about their attire and appearance are restricted to some degree by...
God appears to be resurgent in 21st century societies around the world. As our awareness of the claims made by religion becomes more acute, it is ever more important to understand those claims as well as the challenges and contributions religious belief...
This thesis offers a reappraisal of Earth as presented in Gen. 1:1-2:4a from a Samoan gafataulima (accomplish/fulfil/capable) hermeneutical perspective. The inspiration for the study arose out of a personal dilemma concerning my religious beliefs and the reality that I am experiencing in the world today,...
An investigation into New Zealand-born Samoan identity in the Congregational Christian Church Samoa.