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West Papua support

Tevita Vuibau
Saturday, June 21, 2014

METHODIST church leaders in Fiji donned special ribbons as they made known their stance of solidarity for West Papua.

The West Papua struggle for independence from Indonesia is one the church has long supported.

And this latest show of support comes in the same week that Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was hosted by the Pacific Islands Development Forum in Fiji.

The red and black ribbons were distributed by the Pacific Conference of Churches and the Pacific Network for Globalisation.

"The Methodist Church in Fiji is a committed member of both the Pacific Conference of Churches and the Fiji Council of Churches," church spokesman Reverend James Bhagwan said.

"As such we support the call for the end of human rights abuses in Tanah Papua, for their social, economic and political empowerment and for self-determination.

"We stand in solidarity with our brothers, sisters and children of Tanah Papua.

"We have received their cry and we will echo it and speak this truth to power."

He also said they supported the work of PCC on the West Papua issue and looked forward to working in partnership with them to enable self-determination in its fullest sense for the people of Tanah Papua.








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