Concept

Pacific Conference of Churches

Summary
The Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) is an ecumenical organization representing Christian churches in the Pacific region. It seeks the visible unity of the church on issues of justice, peace and integrity of creation, initiatives on capacity building, and solidarity with its members during times of natural disasters and internal social upheavals. Reverend James Bhagwan of Fiji was elected General Secretary of the PCC in November 2018. History The roots of the Pacific Conference of Churches can be traced to a 1961 consultation held at Malua Theological Seminary in Samoa, followed by its founding in 1966 when its first assembly met on the Loyalty Island of Lifou, New Caledonia. Its first chairman was the Tongan Methodist Sione 'Amanaki Havea, serving from 1966 to 1971. From very modest beginnings in the early 1960s, its membership is now numbered at about 27 Pacific member Churches and 11 National Council of Ch
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