Posts Tagged ‘Tevita Nawadra’

Fiji: Methodist Church pledges full support

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Following the conclusion of the election which was preceded by a controversial letter currently causing a rift between the new administration and the Methodist Church in Fiji, the church has expressed its willingness to work with the elected government. The reaction came in the wake of a response by the Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Read more

Methodist Church makes land available for farmers

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The Methodist Church in Fiji has started leasing out agricultural land close to Navuso where the church had more than 300 acres of land. The Methodist Church is the second biggest land owner in Fiji. “We want people to utilise the land and make a living for themselves, especially farmers,”  says the Church’s newly-elected president 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

Fiji Methodists say 4 days not long enough for annual conference

Friday, July 19th, 2013

The Fiji Government has given the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma 40 hours, over 4 days, to hold its annual conference this year. Methodist Church general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said the church had asked government for two weeks in which to hold the annual conference. “We wanted to hold our singing competition in 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

Fiji Methodist church preparing submissions on draft constitution

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Fiji’s largest Christian denomination, the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma, has set up a special committee to work on the church’s submission for the draft constitution. This was confirmed by church general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra on Monday. Nawadra said the special committee was headed by church senior officials. “We will make sure the 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 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 – Methodists oppose same sex unions

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Methodist Church in Fiji nemains opposed to the legalisation of same sex unions. The Church’s general secretary, Reverend Tevita Nawadra, says the church will continue to stand firm against homosexuality because it is not scriptural. Nawadra said the church would not accept same sex unions because it was against its theology. “The church is Read more

Fiji – Church crticises abolition of Great Council of Chiefs

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Methodist Church has criticised the abolition of the Great Council of Chiefs (GCC), saying national consultation should have been held before it was abolished. The Church’s general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra made the comment after Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama announced a new body would be appointed to replace it. Mr Nawadra said it Read more