K50,000 grant for PNG Churches Council

The PNG Churches Council has received a K50,000 grant from the Department of Community Development, Youth and Religion.

This is the first time the council has been separately recognised under the PNG Church-State Partnership Program.

Chairman of PNG Churches Council, Bishop Denny Brag Guka, thanked the government and the ministry for the recognition.

He said with the church providing the spiritual strength and the government the resources, the country can be transformed.

It’s about partnership, honesty, commitment with passion, we can work.

He said the CC’s priority now is the establishment of the provincial council of churches, which the new Minister, Soroi Eoe, alluded to.

“Down to the district levels, we want to see the ecumenical bodies set up, because networking like that is a powerful tool for communication and service delivery,” Bishop Denny said.

He stressed on more work being done in the rural areas.

Following is the break-up of grants:

  1. Anglican Church PNG – K90,538.58
  2. Baptist Union PNG – K12,913.85
  3. Salvation Army – K35,646.77
  4. Evangelical Lutheran Church PNG – K239,068.34
  5. PNG Union Mission (SDA) – K209,683.45
  6. Catholic Bishop Conference – K938,550.09
  7. United Church PNG – K240,343.67
  8. Evangelical Alliance Churches – K385,633.28
  9. PNG Council of Churches – K50,000

The formula used for the break-up is based on the number of schools and health centres of each church in the country.

(Minister Soroi Eoe, right, handing over the cheque to Bishop Denny Brag Guka, in the presence of secretary Anna Solomon)

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