According to Wikipedia 58 per cent of the population of Fiji belong to a Christian religion. There are many denominations and Christian organizations working in the country, but there is not a newspaper or magazine that publishes Christian news and views of Fiji and the world.
This need of Christian news has promoted Ambassadors for Christ South Pacific; an inter-denominational organization serving all Christian denominations in Fiji, to publish a Christian magazine called "The Fiji Christian Digest." Since it is an inter-denominational organization, it will not be involved in any church politics, but publish news and views from the biblical perspective. We believe it is the first magazine of its kind in Fiji designed for Christians and the general public.
The magazine is in full colour and has sections for World Christian News from our region and around the world, Women's section, featuring articles about women as homemakers, as mothers, and as an important part of the community and church life, Children's section bringing awareness of the spiritual needs of the children, Youth section focusing and encouraging them that the only one who can help them with today's challenges is Jesus Christ. It also has news of organizations that offer social services to widows, orphans and destitute.
Each issue will feature a biblical article designed to educate Christian public about biblical doctrine and Christian ethics. We all live within a distinct culture and Christian sub-culture. Therefore, there may be disagreement in biblical interpretation on different issues. For this reason, we have a section on question and answer page dealing with Christian and biblical issues.
We are hoping to have this paper distributed to all parts of Fiji. Our desire for it to be available in churches, news agencies and bookshops. At present, we hope to publish 1000 copies, but our goal is to publish at least 25000 copies and have them available to every Christian family in Fiji. Ultimately, we want this magazine to serve the whole of the South Pacific and also to Fijian nationals living overseas.
People can subscribe to the magazine and there will be a section in the paper where organizations and businesses can advertise their products. Those wishing to subscribe or advertise should call or write to Editorial Assistant.
At present, it will be published quarterly, but the publisher hopes that it will become a monthly magazine serving both the Christian and non-Christian community in Fiji and other South Pacific countries.