Fiji Time: 10:00 PM on Wednesday 18 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Urban culture lures

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, May 09, 2014

THE attraction of urban cultures for young people, with its distorted impact in their lives, are inevitable realities, says Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma's Indian Division superintendent Reverend Dr Immanuel Reuben.

And common among these problems, he said, were drugs, illicit sex, HIV/AIDS, rape, pornography, theft and street kids culture. In his address at the Indian division level meeting in Suva yesterday, Dr Reuben said churches in the cities and urban centres must be sensitive to the needs of their flocks and offer services that were pertinent to their problems and needs.

"Life live ministry, counselling, soup kitchen, coffee booth ministries, street evangelism, home visitations and public seminars are a few examples of the types of Christian service that some of our urban churches are currently offering," Dr Reuben said.

"We also address sexually transmitted disease issues on spiritual context through sexual purity teaching.

"We talk about sex and issues concerning it at a very tender age so that they understand what it's about."

A reconciliation and washing of the feet service was held last night after the meeting at Dudley Intermediate School.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63750.6185
JPY 55.628252.6282
GBP 0.39210.3841
EUR 0.45550.4435
NZD 0.68430.6513
AUD 0.64840.6234
USD 0.49010.4731

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 18th January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Radrodro cops $10k fine for facebook rant
  2. Ministry to defend its workers
  3. Fijian Jimmy Snuka dies
  4. Gift of horses
  5. Party politics
  6. Test for Baber
  7. No heavy vehicles on Bau road
  8. Kiribati ready to work land
  9. No official correspondence on Netanyahu visit
  10. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Top Stories this Week

  1. Brothers appear for alleged assault, granted bail Saturday (14 Jan)
  2. Barber opens new $75k investment Friday (13 Jan)
  3. Radrodro cops $10k fine for facebook rant Wednesday (18 Jan)
  4. Police investigate officer's testimony Friday (13 Jan)
  5. Kinoya sinkhole discovery, traffic restricted Thursday (12 Jan)
  6. Ministry to defend its workers Wednesday (18 Jan)
  7. Tractor to help farmers overcome labour shortage Friday (13 Jan)
  8. Institution faces probe Friday (13 Jan)
  9. QVS opening delayed Sunday (15 Jan)
  10. Snap search uncovers contraband in remand centre Sunday (15 Jan)