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People connections in the Pacific

Church partnerships in the Pacific

Pacific Church Partnerships Program ($2 million; 2019-2023)

People standing at the front of Australian Parliament House
Members of the Melanesian Ecumenical Church Leaders' visit to Australia 9-16 February 2019. L-R: Elder Martha Y Kaluatman, Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu; Pastor Shem Tema Bal, Vanuatu Christian Council (VCC); Bishop Peter Houhou, Catholic Bishop of Auki Diocese, Solomon Islands; Rev.Sr.Veronica Vasethe, Anglican Church of Melanesia, Solomon Islands; Rev. James Bhagwan, Pacific Council of Churches.

Program overview

The Pacific Church Partnerships Program (PCPP) aims to build the leadership capabilities of Pacific Island church leaders to contribute to development outcomes in the Pacific.

The PCPP provides bilateral and regional capacity building opportunities for Pacific island church leaders, including female and young church leaders, and strengthened partnerships between Pacific island and Australian church leaders.

The program is being adapted to assist Pacific churches to manage the ongoing socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on their communities, while fostering links and cooperation with Australian churches and church organisations.

The PCPP has also supported Pacific churches in their front-line response to Tropical Cyclone Harold.

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