Posts Tagged ‘Methodist Church Fiji’

Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu has links with Catholic Church Comments 0

Friday, October 11th, 2013
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The recently elected president of the Methodist Church in Fiji, Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu, has a number of connections with the Catholic church according to an article by Netani Rika, a former Editor of the Fiji Times, which appeared in a recent edition of Islands Business. Rika says Waqairatu may well have been installed as Archbishop of Suva rather than Read more

It’s good Fiji has a constitution Comments 0

Friday, September 13th, 2013
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The Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma has welcomed the 2013 Constitution saying it’s good that Fiji has one. Church general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said they were grateful that government kept its promise for a new Constitution before the general elections in September next year. “Fiji needs a democratic government and we are on Read more

New Beginnings for Fiji’s Methodist Church Comments 0

Friday, September 6th, 2013
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The winds of change are blowing through the Methodist Church in Fiji. The church’s president, Reverend Dr Waqairatu been very clear, throughout the Church’s recent conference, about the changes the new leadership team hopes to effect. In his opening address to the “Bose ko Viti”, Reverend Dr Waqairatu highlighted the 12 pillars that are to Read more

Fiji Methodist Church seeks to heal rift Comments 0

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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Fiji’s  Methodist Church says it’s preparing itself for the future by trying to bring it’s two rival factions together. A rift in the Methodist Church from over two decades ago will be healed at the beginning of this year’s Methodist Church in Fiji annual conference. In the late 1980s, the tenure of then church president Read more

Senior Methodist ministers will not stand in elections Comments 0

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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The Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma will not have any of its senior members standing for the 2014 general elections. Confirming this, church general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said despite their intentions not to participate in the elections, they would still be part of the country’s political agenda. Mr Nawadra said their main aim Read more

Methodist Church in Fiji commits to reconciliation Comments 0

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
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On Friday the Standing Committee of the Methodist Church in Fiji announced that the Church is going to be serious with its work of reconciliation. President-elect Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu unveiled the principles of reconciliation in the lead-up to Christmas and the church’s continuing effort in nation-building through grace. Reverend Waqairatu said the principles of reconciliation had Read more

Declaring Fiji a Christian State is ‘blasphemy’ Comments 0

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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To declare Fiji a Christian State is tantamount to blasphemy, according to Reverend Josateki Koroi, the former president of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma. Submissions to the Constitution Commission recommending that Fiji should be declared a Christian State have caused considerable debate. The idea would continue to be debated, Mr Koroi said, “because Read more

Methodists’ new president says Fiji is a Christian state Comments 0

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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The new President of the Methodist Church, Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu, says the church supports the idea of Fiji being a Christian state. “Fiji was given to God,”  Waqairatu told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat. “When we say that Fiji is a Christian state…we say it was decided by our chiefs who ceded Fiji to Great Britain that Read more

Fiji’s Methodist Church membership declining Comments 0

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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The Methodist church, which is the largest Christian denomination in Fiji, is concerned about Church membership declining. Last week the annual Methodist Church conference,  was told that the membership this year was 4658 less than the previous year. According conference media officer, Reverend Abel Nand, the executive is trying to find out why the decline is occurring. He Read more

Fiji – approval given for Methodist Church meetings Comments 0

Friday, June 8th, 2012
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Fiji’s Commissioner of Police has approved the permit application for Methodist Church meetings including the annual Conference in August and the  Standing Committee meetings scheduled for June and July. Church general secretary Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu said they were happy the permit was received early, giving them time to prepare for the conference. In granting the approval Read more