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Push for unity

Sherita Sharma
Saturday, December 15, 2012

THE Methodist Church in Fiji yesterday unveiled the principle of reconciliation in the spirit of Christmas to show its commitment towards nation building.

Church's standing committee general secretary and president-elect Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu said the principle of reconciliation was biblically-based.

"Today is an important day for the Methodist Church of Fiji. The standing committee have just met and endorsed that we launch or reveal or disclose to Fiji and the world that the Methodist Church is serious with its work of reconciliation," he said. "These have been passed at the previous conference and the work of reconciliation is not new to the church, it's part of our work and our belief."

Mr Waqairatu said reconciliation was a mission for all the churches but for the Methodist Church, this needed to be internal and external.

"The church needs to clean itself. It needs to reconcile. There are some things we need to clean ourselves of — that is relationships between ministers and relationships between the church and some vanua chiefs," he said.

"We need to clean ourselves before we go out and stretch our hands to say we would like to amend our relationship with other churches and with the vanua and the state."

The Methodist Church has the largest following in the country.





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