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Mission context 'in a state of flux'

Ana Madigibuli
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

REVEREND Tuikilakila Waqairatu, who takes over as president of the Methodist Church next year, has highlighted the complex challenges that church ministers face.

Mr Waqairatu said one of the complex challenges was that people were now living in a global village.

"This concept has become more acceptable today through advanced technologies and presents composite and complex challenges to all church ministers and consequently in 21st Century theological education," he said.

"The complexity and extensive impacts of the global village philosophy indicates that Christian ministries and theological education cannot be carried out effectively without our awareness of the nature of the 21st Century."

He said the drastic shift in global politics, economy, socio-culture and religion had enormous force and impacts on Fiji.

"We are reminded once again that our given context of mission (Fiji) is in a state of flux," he said.

"Change is inevitable — it is global, regional, national and local."

He said one of the agents of that change was globalisation, which was aimed at bringing world economies closer to one another, especially through advanced transportation and telecommunication infrastructure.

"We must not be blind to see its negative repercussions in the socio-economic and cultural lives of the poor in society," he said.


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