THE leader of a regional religious organisation has called for the people of Fiji to engage with the government in its effort to host elections in 2014.
In an interview with this newspaper during the Anglican Church in New Zealand and Polynesia's General Synod held in Nadi yesterday, Polynesia Anglican Archbishop Winston Halapua said it was important for all races to unite for he deemed a 'worthy cause' by supporting the government towards the election process.
"The power of democracy is already set in 2014, we see that the mechanism and various channels being made to have the election," he said.
"As the leader of the Anglican Church I would like to encourage our people to engage dynamically.
"This is our country and our destination, if we don't do it for us today, others in the future cannot do it for us also.
"We need to pray so they are empowered to descend what God's will is for Fiji."
New Zealand Archbishop David John Moxon echoed similar sentiments saying the church was praying for the Fiji government and her people.
"We reiterate our statement made at the General Synod in Gisborne two years ago," he said.
"We appreciate the efforts of the late Bishop Sir Paul Reeves on behalf of the commonwealth, to try to keep open the lines of communication with the present Fijian administration.
"Bishop Sir Paul's mission was the encouragement of a return to a duly elected parliament by the holding of free elections.
"A time line for this process has now been offered. We continue to invite prayer for this crucial journey, as the people of Fiji discover, determine and discern for themselves the form of governance that best suits their needs."
Archbishop Maxon said the church would offer spiritual advice to the government if the need arises.
"We see ourselves as an independent and a faith community offering moral advice and moral leadership."
"We comment on politics from time to time but it is also faith-based so we don't have any political party and we don't stand for politics.
"But we want to be good citizens and our job is to increase the spirituality and the ethical values of the community."
The conference continues today.