Posts Tagged ‘Tuikilakila Waqairatu’

Methodist Church in Fiji backtracks on kava ban

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

THE Methodist Church hopes to balance church and tradition in terms of the kava ban proposal that was put in place by late church president Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu. Church communications secretary Reverend James Bhagwan said they would continue to honour Waqairatu’s views, however, the church standing committee is working on ways to balance the ban Read more

Churches unite to show respect for Tuikilakila Waqairatu

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Fiji Council of Churches, ECREA and other churches came together in a condolence gathering for the late president of the Methodist Church in Fiji, Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu. And this move, according to the head of the Catholic Archdiocese of Suva, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong, was a sign of unity among the churches in Fiji. Read more

Fiji Methodist Church elects Ratabacaca temporary president

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The Reverend Laisiasa Ratabacaca is the new acting president of the Methodist Church in Fiji. He replaces the late president Tuikilakila Waqairatu who passed on Tuesday. He will preside over this year’s annual conference when a new president is expected to be elected. Ratabacaca was elected at the church’s standing committee meeting last Thursday. He Read more

Recently elected Fiji Church leader Tuikilakila Waqairatu RIP

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The president of the Methodist Church in Fiji Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu passed away on 11 February after a short illness. He was elected president of the Methodist Church in Fiji in August last year following its annual conference.  Tuikilakila Waqairatu  had promised to reform the church and made a significant step by banning the consumption of yaqona 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

New Methodist leader calls for open dialogue

Friday, August 30th, 2013

The new president of the Methodist Church in Fiji Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu has challenged the church to focus on committing to an open dialogue with other Christian churches, living faiths, ethnic groups, the vanua, civil society and the government. Mr Waqairatu shared his vision to the church during the induction service in Suva which was Read more

After a break of 6 years Fiji Council of Churches holds meeting

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Last month  The Fiji Council of Churches held its annual general meeting.  It was six years in the making and the participants see it as a sign of the desire by many of the churches in Fiji to put aside the issues that had caused division in the past and start afresh. Members of the Read more

Fiji Methodist Church invites government to pay attention to God

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Political leaders in Fiji have been invited by the Fiji Methodist Church to form the new constitution in line with God’s plan for the world. Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu is the newly appointed president of the Fiji Methodist Church. At the University of the South Pacific seminar run by the Constitution Commission on Thursday night, Mr Read more