Kindred spirits


A five-year research project on the spread of Christianity in the Pacific is revealing just how much of the human spirit is common to both ‘the West’ and Oceania.

Church near Pouebo on the east coast of Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Melanesia, South Pacific, Pacific

“Jolly, who is now a professor of anthropology, gender and Pacific studies at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, says her time among the people of South Pentecost, was not only profoundly life changing, but laid the foundations of her academic career.

Almost 40 years later, Jolly has gone back to those roots. As an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow she is leading a five-year project which is examining gender, Christianity, commodities and emergent individualism across the Pacific.”

Read the full article here.


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