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Methodist church apolitical

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

THE newly-elected president of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma Reverend Tevita Nawadra Banivanua reaffirmed that the church remained apolitical and would support the newly-elected government.

Mr Banivanua won 54 per cent of the votes at the church annual conference yesterday while assistant general secretary Reverend Epineri Vakadewavosa received 46 per cent of the votes.

"The church will continue to remain apolitical.

"We need to get ourselves in our rightful position, which is the gospel and not to mix it up with politics and things like that," Mr Banivanua said.

"Even though we are part and parcel of the political life of this nation, we will do our part and ask people to vote. The church stand remains clear — to be apolitical is the way forward for us."

Mr Banivanua is proud to continue the legacy of Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu who was general secretary and also president of the church.

He said he would continue to pursue the programs and plans endorsed by the church.

These include the review in the church constitution, the program on their connexional/strategic plan and theological education.

"What I would like to do is to have a church that is at ease with itself, a church that is, in my thinking, that prays together, learn things together. That I will pursue.

"I want to have a church that looks internally into herself and also to look outwardly in its vision.

"One of the things we need to pursue more is evangalisation and we are indeed glad that this project is going on well."








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