The Melanesian Brotherhood together with their companions, family members, friends and supporters on Sunday the 20th of October 2013 celebrated two very significant events in the Mission and Ministry of the Community at Tabalia, the Head Quarter of the Melanesian Brotherhoods, west of Honiara.
ON SUNDAY the 20th day of October 2013; the Melanesian Brotherhood (MBH) commemorated the 10th anniversary of the seven Brothers who lost their lives in pursuit of peace and social order for this nation Solomon Islands during the height of the Ethnic Crises.
The Anglican Church of Melanesia yesterday loaded their flag ship MV Southern Cross with foods, house hold materials, clothing, gardening tools, stationaries and other materials for the victims of the recent Tsunami that pounded and flooded the coastal villages of Nea, Bania, Manoputi, Nemba, Venga, Luova, and Malo on Santa Cruz.
The Anglican Church of Melanesia on May this year pay final tribute to one of its great and the most decorated leader of the Church, the former Archbishop, Archbishop Emeritus Sir Ellison Pogo.
Late Sir Pogo died peacefully at his residence at Ngossi, West Honiara on the 13th May 2013.
Recently I caught up with Ethel and Smith, the Women’s and Youth Officers respectively, for the Anglican Church in Vanuatu. Recognising that women and youth are often vulnerable members of society in developing countries, Anglican Overseas Aid is supporting Ethel and Smith through a Youth and Women Empowerment Project, which has stemmed from the solar project. This supports women and youth to improve their living standards in their families, within their communities and church, and as Ethel says ‘really, the nation as a whole’ through financial literacy, livelihoods opportunities and addressing social issues facing youth and women.
The 23rd day of June 2013 is now a historical day for the Anglican Community in the Province of Melanesia but more particularly it is for the Anglican members of Guadalcanal. Truly it is written down in their history – an event the people of Guadalcanal wish to see eventuate and thus talked about since 1978. Some prominent church leaders initiating the idea are not able to witness this great ceremony, but their sons and daughters, grannies and great grannies do witness the day after a weeklong rally, sleepless nights, frustrations, upsets and criticisms.
Rev Graham Mark of the Commission on Justice, Reconciliation and Peace of the Anglican Church of Melanesia attended a Peace-building Training at Mindanao Peace Institution from 20 May to 5th of June this year 2013. The peace training which have brought together peace-builders all over the world took place in Davao city in the Philippines.
The Melanesian Brotherhood in the Southern Region together with the Church goers at Tumsisiro, the Headquarter of MBH in Vanuatu witnessed the installation of their new Regional Head Brother; Br. Obed Johnson.