Island hopping is part of my life. I have been specializing in Climate Change and Health supported by WHO for more than 5 years now.’ Kelera has worked as an Environmental Health Officer for the Fijian government for about 25 years. She is one of the two AWSC Council members from tikanga Polyneisa: she is deeply involved in climate change action, in the Anglican Church and in her family life in Fiji. https://youtu.be/ibeE10B8vQk Kelera Oli was born into a Christian family and baptized in the Anglican Church in Naviavia, Savusavu in 1966 and confirmed for Holy Communion in 1979 at St John’s Church, Wailoku, Suva. Kelera is experienced in all the groups within the church … [Read more...]
Interconnections: Women and Earth in Scripture
Dr Emily Colgan Emily Colgan looks at ecological interpretations of scripture https://youtu.be/eCH0At1BlcQ What kind of world is the text inviting us to inhabit? Does this world embody the imperatives of justice and compassion? Listen as Emily outlines the dualisms revealed in scripture, and how the conceptualising of earth as female has shaped Christian thinking. https://youtu.be/eCH0At1BlcQ Emily’s research focuses on the relationship between the Bible and contemporary social imaginaries, asking about the ways in which biblical texts interact with communities in the present. She is particularly interested in ecological representations within the Bible … [Read more...]
Eco church Champions – A Rocha and the Anglican Church
Amy Ross is supporting churches on the journey to sustainability Amy Ross recently joined the Eco Church NZ team as the Community Coordinator for the Wellington region. She lives in Porirua with her husband, an Anglican vicar, and their two lively young sons. She was based in England for 10 years prior to 2020 and connected with A Rocha UK in various capacities throughout that whilst working for a mixture of Christian and environmental organisations. She has also pursued graduate research in climate justice, participation, environmental governance and sustainable consumption. Most recently she has begun examining links between faith and community participation in climate change response … [Read more...]
PechaKucha -what is it?
What can you say in under 7 minutes? Photo by Natasha Hall on Unsplash At our Hui, there will be an innovative PechaKucha evening on Wednesday 13 October 7.45pm Speakers get less than 7 minutes to convey their knowledge and enthusiasm. Our PechKucha topics will be related in some way to the theme of the Hui: Te Orokohanga o te Ao/the Earth as our Mother/Na tina ni Vanua What is PechaKucha? PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe.PechaKucha is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming.20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Simple. Engaging. Spurring … [Read more...]
Bula, Kelera Oli! New Councillor for tikanga Pasefika.
Time management, right priorities and balance Kelera Oli I am excited to expand the scope of my work in God’s calling, in the Women’s Ministry. Kelera Oli Kelera Oli was born into a Christian family and baptized in the Anglican Church in Naviavia, Savusavu in 1966 and confirmed for Holy Communion in 1979 at St John’s Church, Wailoku, Suva. Kelera is experienced in all the groups within the church particularly in the Women’s groups. She has played an active part of the Association of Anglican Women for about 30 years and has served the leadership team for more than 10 years. She is also affiliated with the Mother’s Union . Kelera has participated as a liturgist and preacher … [Read more...]