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christopher sablan • mathew adams • new zealand herald • radio new zealand international • samoa • volunteer ministers
Reference materials Dumbleton-Powles Report (New Zealand)
8 matching items found between Jul 2007 and Dec 2007. Furthermore, there are 66 matching items for all time not shown.
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Dec 4, 2007
The Catholic Church in Samoa concerned new religions eroding the nation's faith — Radio New Zealand International
Type: Press
Source: Radio New Zealand International
A spokesman for Samoa’s Catholic archbishop says new religions are threatening to erode the country’s faith. On Friday, Samoa’s head of state is due to ask for divine forgiveness of his country’s sins for the first time, in a ceremony organised by the Catholic church. Father Penitito Mauga says he expects up to 20 thousand Christians of all denominations to attend. He says as the beliefs of the population change, it’s time for the people to reaffirm their faith. “We have ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 11, 2007
Scientology tour crumbles — New Zealand Herald
More: nzherald.co.nz
Type: Press
Author(s): Christopher Sablan
Source: New Zealand Herald
What was intended as a goodwill tour by a visiting group for the Church of Scientology has run into a bit of controversy. The Scientology visit tent in front of the Government building, endorsed by the Government, has remained largely empty since opening last Wednesday. However, a training course was held for a group of police officers and other support servicemen. The visit hit a bad patch when claims were made that the tour received the blessings of the National Council ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 7, 2007
Questions raised over disaster management techniques being taught by Scientologists in Samoa — Radio New Zealand International
Type: Press
Source: Radio New Zealand International
Posted at 17:47 on 07 October, 2007 UTC “A visit of scientology volunteers to Samoa has caused some upset.” The Scientology group are in Apia to train officers in disaster management. The government supports the goodwill visit, but Christians from various congregations have warned about the possible negative impact. A senior lecturer of religious studies at Otago University in New Zealand, Dr Gregory Dawes, says apart from being competition to Christian denominations, there are also other grounds for concern. “There is ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 5, 2007
Samoa police positive about scientology assistance — Radio New Zealand International
Type: Press
Source: Radio New Zealand International
Posted at 03:46 on 05 October, 2007 UTC Samoa’s acting police commissioner says he welcomes the goodwill visit by scientology volunteers who will train police officers in disaster management. Scientology volunteers have put up tents in front of the government building in Apia for their disaster management training over the next two weeks. The goodwill visit has sparked protests among Christians from various congregations who warn about the possible negative impact. The government has expressed its support for the training, and ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 4, 2007
Christians march in Samoa against scientology — Radio New Zealand International
Type: Press
Source: Radio New Zealand International
Posted at 06:14 on 04 October, 2007 UTC Hundreds of Christian believers in Samoa from Pentecostal churches and ministries have marched in protest against the government’s support of the Scientology religion. They marched to the front of the government building in Apia where Scientology tents have been put up as the main venue for its disaster training and seminars over the next two weeks. The protesters have called on the government to reconsider its stance to allow the Scientology members into ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 4, 2007
Samoa police minister says country is not endangered by Scientologists — Radio New Zealand International
Type: Press
Source: Radio New Zealand International
Samoa’s Minister of Police, Tole’afoa Apulu Fa’afisi, says a goodwill visit by Scientology volunteer ministers is crucial for the country as their mission is to provide disaster seminars and training for everyone. The minister, who opened the Scientology training programme yesterday was responding to more than a hundred Christian protesters from various denominations who marched to show their disapproval of the Scientologists visit. Tole’afoa says the government’s support for the Scientology volunteers is for the important training they are providing which ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 2, 2007
Samoa's Council of Churches upset by visit from Scientologists — Radio New Zealand International
Type: Press
Source: Radio New Zealand International
Posted at 22:50 on 02 October, 2007 UTC The chairman of the Council of Churches in Samoa, the Reverend Oka Fau’olo, has dismissed reports saying the Curch Concil is supporting a goodwill visit by Scientology representatives currently in the country. The chairman says there is no need for Scientology ministers to come through the council in order to provide disaster training and seminars for the public because there are other suitable organizations such as the local medical association. Reverend Fau’olo’s comments ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 19, 2007
Samoa government and church council to receive Scientology disaster course — Radio New Zealand International
Type: Press
Source: Radio New Zealand International
Several volunteer ministers of the US-based Scientology religion are in Samoa to provide disaster response specialist courses for government representatives and local church councils. The Samoa government and the National Council of churches are the two major organisations supporting the training courses, scheduled to start next week. Numerous Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta are members of the religion. The followers of Scientology are fighting problems such as disaster management, manmade, natural or personal disasters, communication problems, violence, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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