The publications we produce are Point (published annually), Catalyst (published twice a year), Occasional Papers (on specific pressing issues whenever a paper is ready), Melanesian Mission Studies (Missiological studies into Melanesian Mission) and Other Relevant Articles and Books, which promote the aims and goals of MI in Pastoral, Social and Cultural issues in Melanesia. The books and journals are available at MI online bookshop and the Publication unit of the Institute.

We welcome any papers, articles, reports or documents on Integral Human development, ecumenical dialogue and progress, environmental care, grassroots community processes, promotion of Melanesian cultural values and a deeper understanding and appreciation of all Melanesian cultures, within the church and the society.

Recent Publications


Point 40-LIVING IN THE FAMILY OF JESUS Critical Contextualization in Melanesia and Beyond

Catalyst 47.1

The Melanesian Institute has just released its latest Journal, Catalyst 47.1

Another astounding publication… concisely informative highlights the ongoing and emerging issues that are impacting the lives of ordinary Papua New Guineans today. A collection of researched articles put together by scholars in the same discipline of social sciences.

Articles include;

  • Democracy and Citizen Voice in Papua New Guinea

The perspective of a Non-Government Organisation which reflects the views of many Papua New Guineans: the observed lack of services to the ordinary Papua New Guinean in the rural regions of the country, and the seeming ineffectiveness (or reluctance?) of decentralising the power centre in Waigani (by Dr. Richard Barcham, Yanny Guman and Simon Marme).

  • A Consultancy Report on Village Courts in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea - An empirical study on issues (challenges/problems) faced by Village Courts Officials in carrying out their duties; the reality faced at this lowest Justice System of Papua New Guinea (by Martin Tnines).

(Lookout for the fully documented findings of this Topic in our upcoming Point Series 41)

  • “The Word Made One with Us” - A contextualized theology at domestic/home level for Papua New Guineans (by Fr. Geovanne Bustos).