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Monday, 14 April 2014 15:43

Education Board in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

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The EDUCATION BOARD is a body that looks after the day to day work of the Church owned Schools in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

The Anglican Church of Melanesia (Solomon Islands) Education Board is the Education Authority of the Church in Solomon Islands as Prescribed by the Education Act 1978 of the Solomon Islands Government. Like wise, The Anglican Church of Melanesia (Vanuatu) has it's own Education Board that represents the interests of education in the Anglican Church of Melanesia in Vanuatu.

According to the Church Constitution, the Education Board in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu shall meet at least twice every year but may meet more frequently should the need arise and should the Executive Committee decide.

Their work is to:

Advise the Anglican Church of Melanesia on all matters concerning the development and operation of the education system in the Church in the Solomon Islands and in the Republic of Vanuatu; to formulate and propose to the General Synod or Executive Council (as may be appropriate) education policy for the Anglican Church of Melanesia in Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu; to advise the Anglican Church of Melanesia on matters concerning the financing of education policy and training awards within the Church in Solomon Islands and in the Republic of Vanuatu to name a few.

Click here; and go to pages 106, 107, 108 and 109 of the 2011 ACoM Manual under Constitutions & Canons to learn more about Education Board in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

THE COMMISSION ON JUSTICE, RECONCILIATION and PEACE was formally established in 2008, at the closing of a Peace Consultation held in Honiara from 28 April to 1st May in the same year. The consultation had brought in some 90 participants from Malaita, Guadalcanal and Honiara being the areas heavily affected by the ethnic conflict of 1998 – 2003. Participants consists of bishops from the affected areas, clergy, four Religious Orders, women, youths, chiefs, ex-militants and ex-police officers, the bishops from other diocese in the Solomon Islands and representatives of the Solomon Islands Government from the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace.

The ethnic conflict in 1999 – 2003 which had destroyed all key political institutions in Solomon Islands, and which had brought down the country’s economy to its bed rock was instrumented by rival militants from Guadalcanal and Malaita. Although the ethnic conflict in Solomon Islands had ended, the need to address its effects especially in Guadalcanal and Malaita being the most affected areas still need immediate response of the Church.

Purpose of the Commission

• Advise the church particularly the General Synod, the Executive Council, The Council of Bishops and the Anglican Board of Mission, on the issues pertaining to justice, reconciliation and Peace which may fragment or divide the church and communities.

• To assist the dioceses on issues of justice, reconciliation and peace when requested or if considered appropriate

• Facilitate training, education and advocacy on justice, reconciliation and peace issues Duties and Responsibilities

• To carry out surveys and research relating to issues of justice, reconciliation and peace

• To present reports to appropriate bodies

• To oversee action plans which may involve the training of clergy and laity, including members of the Religious Orders, in healing, reconciling and rebuilding societies and strengthening of relationships in communities

• To monitor and report to appropriate Church bodies on progress made on the implementation of action plans

• To liaise with the justice, reconciliation and peace net works of such other bodies as the Anglican Consultative Council, the World Council of Churches and similar

• To exercise, through the Archbishop and the Bishops, the prophetic role of the church in the world.

Contact the office;

Coordinator: Rev.Fr. Graham Mark

The Anglican Church in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

P.O. Box 19, Mendana Avenue, Honiara

Solomon Islands

Telephone: + (677) 21892/3

Fax: + (677) 21098

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“This disaster is not a punishment from God, BUT the disaster helps us not to forget God”. These are the words of the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in the Province of Melanesia, the Most Reverend David Vunagi in an interview with ACOM Communications early this week.

Friday, 11 April 2014 14:40

Youth Gap Centre Introduced in DOVNC

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THE Diocese of Vanuatu and New Caledonia (DOVNC) in Vanuatu is setting up Youth Gap Center that runs Youth Gap Program for young people in the Diocese. Youth Gap Program involves training and preparing youths for mission experience.