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OCEANIA
TALANOA

Faith, Indigenous, and Nature's Moana Shaping and Safeguarding Innovations of the Sea

Oceania Talanoa (talanoa, a traditional Fijian term for "inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue") is a faith-based process seeking coherence and greater action in the care and protection of the oceans, their biomes and biodiversity which are integral to peoples' lives and culture.

In Lisbon, the Oceania Asia Faith delegation, inspired by Laudato Si' and the call to Synodality, gathers daily with policymakers, faith-based organizations, civil society networks, and media to seek opportunities and spaces for dialogue to animate and widen the circles of care for our common home.

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"The ocean is our mother and she is called such in many languages around the world. She gives us life, food, and spirituality. It is our precious jewel."

- Theresa Ardler
 

OCEANIA ASIA FAITH DELEGATION

Why we are here

 
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SPEAKERS & STORYTELLERS

Amy Echeverria

International Coordinator, Justice, Peace, and Ecology Missionary Society of Saint Columban

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong

President, Federation of Catholic Bishops' Conferences of Oceania and Archbishop, Archdiocese of Suva, Fiji

Sir John
Cardinal Ribat

Archbishop, Archdiocese of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Sr. Robyn
Reynolds OLSH

Senior Lecturer, Yarra Theological Union, University of Divinity, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Malialosa Tapueluelu

Program Officer, Caritas Tonga

Theresa Ardler

Director, Gweagal Cultural Connections, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Tevita Naikasowalu

Peace, Ecology, and Justice Coordinator, Saint Columban's Mission Society, Fiji

Tita Kara

Project Coordinator, Civil Society Forum of Tonga (Deep Sea Mining & Public Finance Management)

Pedro Walpole SJ

Network Catalyst, River Above Asia Oceania Ecclesial Network (RAOEN), Global Coordinator, Ecojesuit and Research Director, Environmental Science for Social Change, Philippines

 

Oceania Talanoa Channel

Lament of the Oceania People by Tevita Naikasowalu
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Lament of the Oceania People by Tevita Naikasowalu

Lament of the Oceania People by Tevita Naikasowalu

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Plenary Statement of Caritas Oceania (Excerpt)

Plenary Statement of Caritas Oceania (Excerpt)

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Excerpt of Abp Loy Chong at Plenary

Excerpt of Abp Loy Chong at Plenary

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Blue Climate March video_Prem Xalxo SJ

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