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'Do no harm'

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Thursday, September 04, 2014

THE Methodist Church has called on all Fijians to do no harm to others — and continue to do good.

The message was inspirational for about 500 people who gathered at the Centenary Church in Suva for a vigil for the 45 Fijian soldiers detained by Islamist militants in Syria.

In his prayers, general secretary-elect Reverend Epineri Vakadewavosa said: "We remember our soldiers held hostage in the hand of their enemies. We trust that you will be involved in the negotiation of their freedom. May your spirit, love and peace fill the hearts of their families."

The Centenary Church came to a standstill as family members cried for their loved ones.

Church president-elect Reverend Tevita Nawadra Banivanua said vigils were something they could do to support those whose lives were in danger.

"The 45 candles here are to remind us of the 45 lives who are there doing their peacekeeping duties and we will continue to light these candles and continue the vigil. This will be here everyday until we have a solution," Mr Nawadra said.

"We are indeed encouraged by the presence here today. We are asking that we continue to remember those of ours who have been captured.

"Our world is full of hatred. Methodist Church prayers will continue for people to do good, to do no harm through our speech and our actions."

The UNDP acting resident representative Akiko Fujii expressed appreciation for the prayer gathering.





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