World Oceans Day – June 8 2022

A day for Humanity to Appreciate, Dedicate and Celebrate the Gift of the Ocean to Mankind. “ We are not the owner nor the maker of the ocean but are the guardian and user. It produces and provides for us while connecting all continents of the world together. It is our Home”

It is also home to many other living things.

Theme: Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean

Venue: Sacred Heart College Ground and Foreshore

Participants: Fiji Council of Churches, Pacific Conference of Churches, Pacific Theological College, Sacred Heart College students and teachers, Stella Maris students and teachers, Pacific Regional Seminary, Corpus Christi students and teachers, NGO partners, Columban Justice and Peace in Creation, Central Parishes representatives, Curia staff

Concept Brief

The ocean connects, sustains, and supports us all. Yet its health is at a tipping point and so is the well-being of all that depends on it. As the past years have shown us, we need to work together to create a new balance with the ocean that no longer depletes its bounty but instead restores its vibrancy and brings it new life.

Join us as we shed light on the communities, ideas, and solutions that are working together to protect and revitalize the ocean and everything it sustains. (United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs)

Event Programme

Date

Time

Activities

08/06

8.00 – 815am

Welcoming and prayer

Keynote Address: Archbishop Peter Loy Chong

 

8.15 – 8.30am

Video Shoot – Collective Message

[ Together we protect the ocean]

 

830 – 8.45am

Lali procession to the Ocean

 

8.45 – 9.00am

Conch Shell Ritual Call

 

9.00 – 10.00am

Clean-up from the Ocean to Land

 

10.00-11.00am

Blessing & Refreshment

 

11.00am

End

 Without the Ocean, there is no chance for survival for us. We must learn to Respect, Care for the Ocean and at the same enjoy its Beauty and Blessings.

On this World Oceans Day, let us pray and work together to stop the Destruction and pollution of our Ocean. @NO TO FORESHORE MINING, @NO TO DEEP SEA MINING @ NO TO POLLUTION@ NO TO OVERFISHING@ OCEAN CARE.

T.Naikasowalu – JPIC.