Methodist Church will stay neutral

Methodist church communications secretary Reverend James Bhagwan says his church was impartial and does not endorse any political parties.

Bhagwan said the church would stay neutral and it should not be seen to be favouring anyone.

“But at the same time we are pastorally speaking to our members, encouraging them to pray before each major decision and our prayer is that when election comes God will help us that the right leaders are chosen given the circumstances we have.”

Mr Bhagwan said church halls around the country could be used by political parties depending on the agreement between the vanua and respective church leaders in the villages.

“The issue is that in some cases the only place that is available is the church hall and so we would have to look at it on a case-by-case basis. The local church area needs to make those decisions, the church would hope that people exercise good judgement in that area.”


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