Across the Pacific Churches are central to family and community, but leadership is predominantly male. The voices and representation of women are often excluded in decision-making, preaching and teaching, and leadership, reinforcing the gender power-imbalances in society.
We support women to study theology and move towards ordination, equipping for leadership in church and community.
One of our graduates last year was Dux of her class and has been appointed as congregational Minister, living testimony of the potential of women for leadership. New students will start next year.
Sixteen women in five countries have completed theological education. Our scholar in Fiji came top (Dux) of her class. Many of these women are serving as Ministers or leaders in their community.
16 female scholarship recipients graduated with a Diploma of Theology
Methodist Church in Fiji & Rotuma, United Church in PNG
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