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Letters say Samoan is banned in Mormon Brisbane

22 August, 2013 - 5:30 pm in Latest News, Local News, Religion

APIA: FRIDAY 23 AUGUST 2013: Two letters from Samoans who are Mormons in Brisbane insist that Samoan has been banned by their church leaders. The letters are replies to letters by two Samoan members of the church who say there is no such ban, namely Tupuola…

Samoan used on a need-to basis

20 August, 2013 - 5:28 pm in Latest News, Local News, Religion

by Alan Ah Mu APIA: WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST 2013: Samoan is not banned by their church in Brisbane, Australia as some have said, a Samoan Mormon who lives…

OPINION: On Samoan language ban in Brisbane

12 August, 2013 - 5:00 pm in Latest News, Local News, Media, Religion, Viewpoint

by Tupuola George Hunt APIA:TUESDAY 13 AUGUST 2013: At the outset, let me say that this is my own personal view- as a Samoan and a member of theĀ  LDS…

Language translation available in LDS Brisbane

12 August, 2013 - 5:00 pm in Latest News, Local News, Religion

by Alan Ah Mu APIA: TUESDAY 13 AUGUST 2013: Their church in Brisbane has interpretation services for languages where possible. Sunday School classes in Samoan are available. So say the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) in its first official…

Ban on Samoan in Brisbane Mormon churches confirmed

8 August, 2013 - 5:56 pm in Latest News, Local News, Religion

by Alan Ah Mu APIA: FRIDAY 9 AUGUST 2013: Use of Samoan in worship services was several years ago banned by the Mormon Church in Brisbane, Australia. It followed administrative changes prompted by shifts in membership numbers in certain wards of the church.…