Posts Tagged ‘Methodist Church Fiji’

RFMF says it will stay out of politics but concern remains Comments 0

Monday, July 24th, 2017
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The Republic of Fiji Military Forces’s (RFMF) assurance that it will accept the results of next year’s election has been welcomed, but there remain concerns about its the RFMF’s impartiality. Since 1987, there have been military three coups in Fiji within a year after elections. In an interview last week, RFMF chief of staff Colonel Read more

Bainimarama calls Methodist Church a mouthpiece for opposition party Comments 0

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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The prime minister of Fiji, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, has accused  the Methodist Church in that country of being a mouthpiece for the opposition Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA). The church’s general secretary, Reverend Epineri Vakadewavosa, has responded by saying the church leaders would see the Prime Minister and “sort things”. Mr Vakadewavosa said the church Read more

Methodists did not organise thanksgiving service for Rabuka Comments 0

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Secretary of Communications of the Methodist church in Fiji, Reverend James Bhagwan, says a thanksgiving service the leader of the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA ), Sitiveni Rabuka, was not organised by the Methodist Church. Earlier the Prime Minister of Fiji, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, has accused  Rabuka of involving the Methodist church in politics. He Read more

Fiji: Methodist Church has concerns about sex eduction Comments 0

Friday, May 6th, 2016

The Methodist Church in Fiji says any type of sex education taught in schools should be conveyed from a moral perspective. Speaking in response to questions raised by the Fiji Times newspaper about explicit sex education for Year 7 and Year 8 students, the church’s secretary for education, Waisake Ravatu, said they were already aware Read more

New Methodist leader: Church must adapt to secular state Comments 0

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The newly elected president of Fiji’s Methodist Church says the church needs to be more realistic about modern day Fiji. The Reverend Tevita Nawadra Banivanua, believes the church has prepared itself to work in a secular state nation as set out in the Constitution. Nawadra was elected the church’s president on Monday. He told the Read more

Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu has links with Catholic Church Comments 0

Friday, October 11th, 2013

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

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

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

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

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