Dr Fraser Macdonald is one of the 2018 recipients of a prestigious Marsden Fast-Start Award. His project, Melanesia Burning: The Explosion of Pentecostalism in the Western Pacific, aims to unfold the untold story of the explosion of Pentecostalism in Melanesia in the 1970s.
In this short piece, 2017 Kākano Fund Award Winner Jess Carter reflects on the messy identity work involved in doing research with Christians as a practising non-Christian.
Victoria University of Wellington's Religious Studies Programme is hosting a conference investigating the relationships between Christianity and development in the Pacific. The event will be of particular interest to those with an interest in Pacific, international aid and development, anthropology, history, and religion.