Fiji Time: 10:51 PM on Monday 18 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

Faith-based groups start climate talks

Lice Movono
Monday, November 06, 2017

FAITH-based organisations have started talks in churches about the role that Christians have in protecting the environment.

Methodist minister and a representative of the Pacific Council of Churches at COP23, Reverend James Bhagwan said being Christian included the duty of protecting the earth.

"How do we live our faith from an environmental point of view? We have started to talk about climate change in church," Mr Bhagwan said.

"If you believe that you are saved, then you need to look after the planet that God made before us and placed us in it."

He described that responsibility as the "stewardship of creation" and said several major churches in the Pacific were working that angle in their contribution to global climate action.

Aware of its influence as Fiji's biggest faith-based organisation, Mr Bhagwan said the Methodist Church would continue to engage from the pulpit.

"The scientists ask the what and how and the churches ask the why. We bring the ethical and spiritual into the discussion," he said.

There is a large faith- based presence in Bonn, Germany for the COP23, which begins today.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63080.6118
JPY 55.771352.7713
GBP 0.36670.3587
EUR 0.41730.4053
NZD 0.70640.6734
AUD 0.64330.6183
USD 0.49180.4748



Exchange Rate updated on 18th, December, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Lockout', not strike
  2. 'No faith' in Mani
  3. 'No pay rise'
  4. SODELPA clears the air
  5. The good, the bad, the referees
  6. Human trafficking
  7. Investigations in progress, two officers suspended
  8. New ferry makes first local voyage
  9. ATS lockout: Staff await outcome of discussions
  10. DIY Christmas tree

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'Daylight robbery' Wednesday (13 Dec)
  2. Ravai tells all Saturday (16 Dec)
  3. Youngster pens letter to Donald Trump Sunday (17 Dec)
  4. Joy turns into sorrow Friday (15 Dec)
  5. Shattered Tuesday (12 Dec)
  6. Cheika rates Fiji Wednesday (13 Dec)
  7. Two become One Sunday (17 Dec)
  8. Locked out Sunday (17 Dec)
  9. Kalouniwai: Fiji soldiers not affected Wednesday (13 Dec)
  10. Tabuya denial Tuesday (12 Dec)