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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.

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