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Theological school's curriculum to include disaster risk management

May 6, 2019 7:15 am

The inclusion of Disaster Risk Management Theological schools around the country is a major focus of the Pacific Council of Churches.

While presenting at the Pacific Resilience meeting, PCC Representative Frances Namoumou says considering the effects of climate change, it’s about time they have the inclusion.

Namoumou says this will also prepare pastors not only in the building of spiritual growth of individuals, but it will also help them to deal with social issues.

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“A lot of our Theological schools is often focused on ministerial saving lives the theological biblical interpretation of the bible. Now I think in the conversation of climate change, gender-based violence, DRR we are looking at how theological schools can now integrate those components at least in their curriculum so even from the pulpit it can be an advocacy platform, where the church leaders can talk about issues that are very critical in our communities now.”

Namoumou says they are also working on a disaster chaplaincy network to help chaplains deal with trauma during natural disasters.

She says this is an important component for every church as it continues to provide support both spiritually and socially in every community affected.

 

 

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