Posts Tagged ‘Islam Samoa’

A clear separation of church and state says Samoa’s Archbishop Comments 0

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The archbishop of Apia, Alapati Lui Mataeliga, says the constitution already recognises Samoa as a Christian country and there should be a clear separation of church and state. The National Council of Churches has called for Christianity to be further entrenched in the constitution. The Archbishop said his representative on the National Council of Churches Read more

Samoa too open-minded to ban Islam Comments 0

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Aarif Rasheed, a Muslim New Zealander of Indo-Fijian ethnicity, says the Samoan government is too open-minded to ban Islam. He says the Samoan government was represented at the recent G20 interfaith summit in Fiji. Rasheed said he was going to help organise a dialogue with churches in Samoa and hoped to bring them together to Read more

Imam says proposed constitutional change may affect aid Comments 1

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

An imam in Samoa has questioned whether the proposed constitutional change to reinforce Samoa as a Christian country would mean it would no longer do business with non-Christian countries. Imam Mohammed Bin Yahya said there are a lot of non-Christian countries that give aid to Samoa. “Will they say no aid because you are not Christians, keep Read more