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Iosepa's story

The Iosepa was named after several religious figures named Joseph
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At the helm of the Iosepa canoe

Captain Mark Ellis leads the Iosepa voyage to new horizons after almost a decade of the canoe’s inactivity
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Iosepa: A floating classroom

The Iosepa has become part of the university and the Laie community over the years
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Tying together past and present generations

Hiki Mai E Nā Pua’s deeper meanings continually influences generations throughout BYUH and the community
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Peace: A prophecy in progress

Generations of peacebuilders have made the David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding what it is today and are its hope for the future, says faculty members
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Oceanian unity: Dignity & freedom

Leaders and scholars collaborate to promote human dignity and religious freedom in Oceania by pledging unity and advocacy

Iosepa timeline

A timeline of the Iosepa Canoe:

Tracking the stars above and islands below

The sun, stars, waves and birds are used in Hawaiian navigation, says Iosepa’s Captain Mark Ellis

Around Oahu in 29 days

Crew members share details about their 2024 Iosepa launch and the importance of a crew acting as one

Iosepa sails

The Laie community gathered at Hukilau Beach to watch the Iosepa sail past

One of seven Vaka Moanas

Fa’afaite, built in 2009, sailed from Tahiti to meet the other Pacific canoes at the 2024 Festival of the Pacific in Hawaii

A day in a life of sailors

The captain of Iosepa answers questions about how sailors live on the canoe

Iosepa to the rescue

Iosepa crew rescues a capsized boat near Kahana Bay

Teaching peace in New Zealand

Student in the IPB 400 class, led by professor Michael Ligaliga, went on a trip to New Zealand to show high school students personal mediation can transform their lives and relationships

Being one

The growth of the Church in BYUH's target areas of Oceania and Asia