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CATALYST
 
The Catalyst series is a journal published twice every year. The journals contain varieties of articles, and documents in relation to cultures and societies, politics, economic, religious and social issues in Melanesia.
 

Vol 42, No: 2

Editorial
Rev. Gaudi Gabuntu

Articles

  • Ethnics of the Pacific, by Fey Bill
  • Sorcery and Magic According to the Motu, Koita and Koiari Peoples of Port Moresby, by Gaudi Gabuntu
  • State-building and Public Sector Reform in Fragile States: the Case of Papua New Guinea

Unfinised Buisness
Response to Letter to the Editor

Book Reviews

  • Managing Modernity in the Western Pacific, review by Philip Gibbs
  • The Shift to Limited Perferential Voting in Papua New Guiniea, review by Roland Seib

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Vol 42, No:1

Editorial
Rev. Gaudi Gabuntu

Articles

  • Land as Legacy, Philip Gibbs
  • Bridging Difference, by Bet Green
  • Exploring Some Elements of an Inter-cultural Space, by Maria Power
  • Toward a Melanesian Ecological Comology: A PNG Perspective, by Rose Koian
  • Taking the People of Eastern Highlands Province off the Land to Save both People and Land, by Matthiew Landu

Document
Social and Economic Impact of Climate Change in Papua New Guinea

Unfinished Buisness
Letter to the Editor

Book Review
Door de wereld bewogen. Geschiedenis van de Nederlandse Missionarissen van het heilig Hart ( MSC), review by PaulB. Steffan, SVD

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Vol 41, No: 2

Editorial
Rev. Gaudi Gabuntu

Article

  • Managing Papuan Expectations after Handing Back Special Autonomy, by J. Budi Hernawan
  • Bringing Light and Sense to the PNG Education Debate, by Don Herron
  • Accusations of Witchcraft and the Formation of Deth Squads: Considerations of a Pastoral Theological Nature, by Theodor Ahrens

Documents

  • "Bung wantaim, Wok wantaim, Stap wantaim": Report on Eastern Highlands Provincial Disability Forum, by Gabriel Kuman and Marcel Pool
  • Conference Report: The Contaiment of Violence in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, by Douglas w. Young and Paul Petrus

Bookreviews
P. Maurice McCallum

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Vol 41, No:1

Editorial
Pricilla Winfrey

Articles

  • On the Need of Cross-Cultural Formation for Expatriate Missionaries, by Franco Zocca
  • Sorcery, Witchcraft and Development in Papua New Guinea, by Gabriel Kuman
  • An Ecumenical Approach to Recognising Baptism, by Peter Hinawai

Documents
Studies and Considerations of the customs and Uses of the Bariai People of Noth-West New Britain, by Fr. K. Rose MSC

Bookreview
P. Maurice McCallum

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Vol 40, No: 2

Editorial
P. Maurice McCallum

Articles

  • The Impact of Settelment Shift in the Simbu Society, by Jack Urame
  • Gender and Accusations of Malevolent Socery and Witchcraft in Papua New Guinea, by Franco Zocca
  • Faith and Culture: The Unique Contrbution of the Melanesian Institute, by Philip Gibbs

Unfinished Buisness
Melanesian Institute Celebrates its 40th Anniversary, by Gabriel Kuman

Documents
Ambunti: The Situation as Viewed by a Young Divine Word University Graduate in Mid-2006, by Clive Hawigen

Book Review
Roger Schroeder, SVD and P. Maurice McCallum

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Vol 40, No: 1

Editorial
P. Maurice McCallum

Articles

  • Jerusalem and Ukarumpa: A Tale of two Cityies, by Karl J. Franklin
  • Witch Killing and Engendered Violence in Simbu, Philip Gibbs
  • Occult "Sindaun" in a Papua New Guinea Secondarz\y School, by Unia Api
  • The Wonders and Terrors of Cration (Second Half), by P. Maurice McCallum

Unfinished Buisness

Documents
West Papua REport January 2010, by Theys Eluay

Book Review
Roger Schroeder, SVD and P. Maurice McCallum

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Vol 39, No:2 ....[Special Issue HIV/Aids]

  • And the context does it all. Cultural Challenges and Ethical Dilemmas In Conceptualising HIV and AIDS in PNG, by Hermann Spingler
  • How is HIV Transmission in PNG influenced by Violence Against Women and Attitudes Towards Condoms?, by Ione Lewis
  • Making Sense of HIV and AIDS: Community Conversation in the PNG
    Context, by Philip Gibbs
  • Searching for the Driving Forces of HIV and AIDS in Papua New Guinea:
    A Short Literature Review and General Discussion, by Gabriel Kuman
  • Christian Discourse in Young People’s Narrative of Sex and HIV in Eastern Highlands Papua New Guinea, by Angela Kelly
  • HIV/AIDS and Witchcraft at Lake Kopiago, by Nicole Haley
  • The Context of HIV Transmission During the 2007 Elections in the Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, by Philip Gibbs and Marie Mondu
  • Overview of an Evaluation: VSO PNT Tokout AIDS HIV/AIDS Awareness
    Programme from 2005 to 2007, by Dr Catherine Levy
  • UNFINISH BUSINESS
    HIV and AIDS – and the Clock is Ticking, by Sr Gaye Lennon;
    Notes on HIV and AIDS Discourse, by Nick Schwarz;
    The Significance of HIV/AIDS Response Programme of the Catholic Health Services of Kundiawa Diocese, Simbu Province, by Gabriel Kuglsuna
    DOCUMENTS
    Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea (ACPNG) HIV and AIDS Policy;
    PNG Catholic HIV and AIDS Policy;
    ELC-PNG HIV and AIDS (Revised) Policy 2009;
    Independent State of Papua New Guinea HIV/AIDS Management and Prevention
    Act 2003;
    Church strengthens role in AIDS response;
    “Covenant of Life”-Statement of Commitment of the Asian Church Leadership Consultation on HIV/AIDS;
  • BOOK REVIEWS
    Denis Altman. AIDS and the New Puritanism. Lond: Pluto Press, 1988, reprint of 1986 “AIDS in the Mind of America”, NY: Abchor Press/Doubleday, reviewed by P. Maurice McCallum 

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Vol 39, No:1 ........Contents...

  • The Wonders (and Terrors) of Creation (Part 1), by P Maurice McCallum
  • Effectiveness of Deep Sea Tailings as a Waste Management Process
    in Mines in Papua New Guinea
    , by Dianne Panta
  • Kiunga – Aiambak Road Project by Concord Pacific, by Dianne Panta
  • Driving Forces and Beliefs on the Effects of Marijuana Use,
    by Martin Tnines, Joseph Bare, Sr. Francesca Petru
  • Political Development in the Eastern Highlands Province:
    Decline of “Bigman” Politics, by Wilson Thompson Orlegge
  • Unfinished Business
  • Documents
  • Conference Report:
    Association for Social Authropology in Oceania (ASAO), Santa Cruz,
    CA. 11th -14th February 2009, by Philip Gibbs
  • “Rausim Ol Konkong (?)”
  • Book Reviews:
    What is the Mission of the Church: A Guide fro Catholic, Maryknoll, Orbis Books,
    2008, edited by Roger P. Schroeder, reviewed by Philip Gibbs, SVD 

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Vol 38, No:2 .............Contents...

  • Mobility and Changes in Cultural Identity Among the West Papuan
    Refugees in Papua New Guinea
    , by Franco Zocca
  • Some Cultural Aspects about Sexual Violence Against Women:
    A Paradigm Shift in Understanding HIV and AIDS in Relation
    to Women’s Lives in PNG Today, by Gabriel Kuman
  • A Review on Some Researches Done on the Belief and Practices
    of Sorcery and Witchcraft in the Simbu Province
    , by Jack Urame
  • Obituary of the Late Bishop Dr, Wesley Kigasung, by Hermann Spingler,
    Jack Urame, Rev. Kinim Siloi and Rev. Dr. Numuc Z. Kemung
  • Book Reviews:
    Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia. Honolulu:
    University of Hawaii Press, 2008, edited by Leslie Butt and Richard Eves,
    reviewed by Philip Gibbs, SVD;
    Melanesia and Its Churches: Past and Present, Goroka: Melanesian Institue, 2007, by Franco Zocca, reviewed by William R Burrows

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Vol 38, No:1 ........Contents...

  • The Death of Christ: A Sacrifice?, by Ennio Mantovani
  • Gender and Politics: A Focus on Women in the 2007 Elections in the
    Karimui-Nomane Electorate, by Jack Urame
  • Women and Their New Religion, by John Donnelly
  • Customary or Alienated Land for Economic Development:
    Dilemma of the State’s Failure, by Wilson Thompson Orlegge
  • Book Reviews:
    What is Mission?: Theological Explorations, by J. Andrew Kirk,
    reviewed by Philip Gibbs, SVD;
    Alive In Christ: The Synod For Oceania and the Church in PNG 1998 – 2005,
    by Philip Gibbs, reviewed by William R Burrows.
     

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Vol 37, No:2 ..............Contents...

  • Hindrances to Higher Education: A Case Study of Gumas Village,
    by Paul Petrus
  • The Yagaria Perspective on Epilepsy and Attitudes Towards Episodic Disability Experience, by Martin Tnines
  • Cultural Values and the Impact of Change with Special Reference to Traditional Initiation Rites, by Jack Urame
  • Report:
    Forum on Sustainable Development 14th -17th August 2007 DWU, Madang,
    Br. P Maurice McCallum
  • Book Reviews:
    What is Mission?: Theological Explorations, by J. Andrew Kirk,
    reviewed by Philip Gibbs, SVD;
    Alive In Christ: The Synod For Oceania and the Churchn PNG 1998 – 2005,
    by Philip Gibbs, reviewed by William R Burrows

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Vol 37, No:1.........Contents...

  • Matrilineality and its Implications for Traditional and Contemporary
    Papua New Guinea Cultures
    , by Kapa Kelep-Malpo
  • Frameworks for a Melanesian World View, by Karl J Franklin
  • Witchcraft, Spirits and Christianity: A Case Study of the Mailu Society,
    by Gairo Onagi
  • HIV/AIDS – The Challenge for the Churches in PNG, by Hermann Spingler
  • Book Reviews:
    The Python Spirit and the Cross. Becoming Christian in a Highland Community of Papua New Guinea, by Hans Reithofer, reviewed by Philip Gibbs, SVD;
    Book Reviews: Innocence to Independence. Life in the Papua New Guinea Highlands,
    by Judith Hollinshed, reviewed by Br P Maurice McCallum.

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Vol 36, No:2 .............Contents...

  • Sketches for a Dialogue with the Pomio Kivung: A Cargo Cult
    in the Merai Sub-Parish, by John Aranda Cabrido, SDB
  • Nursing and Health Care in Papua New Guinea in the Last Thirty Years,
    by Lesley Ririka
  • What has the Church Done for Women? , by John Donnelly
  • “Sanguma” – Tracking Down a Word, by Br P Maurice McCallum
  • Conference Report:
    Papua New Guinea Guns Summit, Goroka, by Dr Robyn Tucker
  • Report:
    Marriage in Melanesia, by Philip Gibbs
  • Book Review:
    Wayward Women: Sexuality and Agency in a New Guinea Society
    ,
    by Holy Wardlow, reviewed by Philip Gibbs 

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Vol 36, No:1 .............Contents...

  • Limited Preferential Voting and Enga Political Culture, by Philip Gibbs
  • Considering the Notion of Adequacy: Notes on the Translation
    of the Bible into Tok Pisin
    , by Timo Lothmann
  • Traditions of Conflict Resolution in Papua New Guinea and in Australia
  • Kumanda: Death and Pastoral Care: A Christian Enga Perspective,
    by Philip Gibbs
  • Book Review: Our Land is Green and Black: Conflict Resolution in Enga,
    by Doug Young, reviewed by Paul Petrus 

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