Posts Tagged ‘Methodist Church Fiji’

Fijian church warns pastors over vaccine messages

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

The Fiji Times reports that the Methodist Church has warned its leaders that it would take action against those influencing church members not to get vaccinated. Speaking during a virtual meeting regarding the church’s stand on covid-19 on Thursday, the church’s general secretary, the Rev Iliesa Naivalu has reminded pastors that they were answerable to Read more

Fiji police ask Methodist Church’s help to fight crime

Monday, August 27th, 2018

The Fiji Police have asked the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma to help in the fight against crime. Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu made his appeal to delegates at the church’s annual conference in Suva on Friday. He asked for their support in regard to crimes against women and children and in the Read more

RFMF says it will stay out of politics but concern remains

Monday, July 24th, 2017

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

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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