Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Fiji Petero Mataca says if people are to hope for a new identity for Fiji they must be more accepting and positive towards this move by the state.
He was commenting on government's decision to change the Fiji flag.
"They would obviously have gone through some kind of process before they came to this conclusion. If Fiji's new identity is to be reflected on the flag then that's fine with me," the Archbishop said.
"It will impact and grow on everyone if only we are not so negative," he said.
General secretary for the Methodist Church in Fiji, Reverend Tevita Nawadra said history played an important role in Fiji and it must be acknowledged.
"History is history, we cannot just take it out that easily. The historical side of things cannot be scribbled away and I think that deeper thought should be given to this matter," he said earlier this week.
Former prime minister Sitiveni Rabuka said there was no reason to change the fllag.
"I see nothing wrong with the current one, it has our coat of arms and our history on it and that's what's important. We can change the flag at any time but let it be the will of the people," he said.
It was confirmed earlier this week that government will this year change the look of the flag to one which will foster unity within the nation.