APTO 2018 Conference in Suva Fiji
Weaving Theology in Oceania: Culture, Context and Practice
Evening Sat17th November to Afternoon Wed 21st November 2018
Paper proposals deadline extended to June 15
|Conference to be held at:||Accommodation and some events at:|
|Pacific Regional Seminary (PRS) |
461 Queen Elizabeth Drive Nasese, Suva, Fiji
| Pacific Theological College (PTC) |
78 Vuya Road Veiuto Suva, Fiji
|The 2018 APTO Conference is a combination of APTO only events and events in which we partner with the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific (CEPAC) that is conducting a formation event for 80 Catholic clergy from Tonga, Samoa, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Cook Islands.
The 2018 conference retains APTO’s ecumenical character. A special focus of the Conference is APTO members teaching and learning with academics, researchers and pastoral practitioners from a variety of Christian denominations who are engaged in a wide range of academic endeavours and pastoral ministries from a broad cross-section of the peoples of Oceania: Australia: New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Cook Islands. In deciding to partner with CEPAC the APTO executive sought the advice from a number of APTO members and the majority of those consulted affirmed the idea.
|The 2018 APTO conference is for practical-pastoral theologians, reflective pastoral practitioners, teachers, researchers and policy makers and research students from all Christian denominations across the whole of Oceania in range of fields listed below and beyond:|
|Mission ● Welfare ● Health Care ● Theological education ● Formation for Ministry ● Environment ● Social Justice ● Politics ● Housing ● Employment ● Story -Preaching ● Adult Faith Education ● Pastoral Care ● Clinical Pastoral Education ● Social Media ● Economic policy ● Neo-Colonialism ● Marriage and Family ● Disability ● Social Research ● Church Life Research ● Domestic Violence ● Women in the Church ● Migration &Refugee policy ● Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education ● Religious Education - Catechetical Instruction.|
|Approx Cost: Conference only, $350 (Australian)|