CHURCHES must take active roles in the fight against gender-based violence, a regional workshop was told Women delegates at the Pacific Conference of Churches 10th General Assembly in Honiara, the Solomon Islands, resolved that all theological colleges in the region must teach students about violence against women and children.
Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) under the umbrella body of the Solomon Islands Christian Association (SICA) in early March played a vital role in hosting the two ecumenical meetings of the churches – the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) General Assembly.
PACIFIC churches must become sanctuaries for HIV carriers and people living with AIDS.
Theologian Reverend Dr Cliff Bird says church members must have full access to the facts on HIV-AIDS so they could become more sympathetic.
And he told regional church leaders that HIV-AIDS were neither divine punishment nor the cause of sinful lifestyles.
The islands of Temotu Province experienced a week-long of earthquakes before Wednesday 06th February 2013. These earthquakes were measured at 4 to 7 magnitudes and were located around 60 to 70 kilometres southwest of Lata. Fears have been building up.