Posts Tagged ‘Methodist Church Fiji’

Fiji Methodist Church seeks to heal rift

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

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

Methodist Church in Fiji commits to reconciliation

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

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’

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

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

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

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

Friday, June 8th, 2012

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

Fiji Methodists will not be swayed on same sex unions

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The Methodist church in Fiji says in will not be swayed on the matter of same sex unions, but it respects the individual rights of sexual minority groups. The Church will offer spiritual guidance to members of the group who seek their advice. The acting general secretary of the Methodist Church in Fij, Reverend Tevita Read more

Fiji – Methodist church asks for permission to meet

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

About 800 representatives of the Methodist Church are awaiting the outcome of its application for a permit to meet in August. Church acting general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said the annual meeting which was disallowed in the past four years was crucial to the operations of the church. “We’re still awaiting the decision by the Read more

Methodist Church aids Fiji Flood Victims

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Hundreds of Methodist Church members of the Nabua division flocked to the divisional headquarters in Nabua yesterday to give whatever they could as part of their contributions to Fiji flood affected families in the Western Division. According to the divisional superintendent, Reverend Osea Bera, the division comprised 13 churches including Vatuwaqa and the Republic of Read more