World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Methodist Church Must Not Bow Down to Fiji Junta

Blog site http://www.coupfourandahalf.com/, dedicated to informing the people of Fiji about what is taking place in the country and the restoration of democracy, reported today that the military junta has issued restraining orders to the Methodist Church.

According to the report, the President of the Church, Rev. Ame Tugaue; the General-Secretary, Rev. Tuikilakila; and Rev. Mana Lasaro, were commanded by the military junta to step down within 24 hours.

It was also reported that the tyrant Bainimarama also ordered the Church to endorse the illegal and spurious People’s Charter on the first day of the Methodist Conference otherwise it will be shut down.

“This is sacrilege! And it flies in the face of the fundamental rights and freedom of religious worship and religious belief. It is an outrage!,” Ratu Tevita Mara said today, August 19.

“ I call upon the Leaders of the Methodist Church not to obey the satanic military junta. I call upon Rev. Tugaue, Rev Tuikilakila and Rev. Lasaro not to resign. You should only heed the voices of your Church and of Our Lord and not the satanic order of the Military junta,” Ratu Tevita declared.

“I also call upon the Leaders of the Methodist Church and church members not to endorse the evil, malicious and illegal People’s Charter of the vaka tevoro Bainimarama and his quari,” he added.

The champion for Freedom and Democracy in Fiji reminded Church Leaders of the words of Our Lord in his Sermon on the Mount, the Gospel of Matthew, “No man can serve two masters for either he will hate the one and love the other, he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Mammon ( the false god of riches and avarice).”

Ratu Tevita said that it is time that Chiefs, the people of Fiji, organisations, institutions and community groups in Fiji stand up against the rot, corruption, evil governance and ruthlessness of the military junta.

“The Methodist Church has the power to make a bold statement for freedom and democracy in Fiji by refusing to bow down to the demands of the evil military junta. The Church has played a leading role in the struggle for democracy in many parts of the world. Fiji should be no exception,” Ratu Tevita said.

He advocated to Methodist Church Leaders “If God is for you, who can be against you?”

*************

See: "Thumbs Up to Democracy in Fiji"
www.truthforfiji.com

ENDS



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Tale Of Two Pandemics: Follow The Science And Do Not Forget One At The Cost Of The Other

Covid-19 has posed innumerable health, economic, and social challenges for all, including people living with HIV. It has exposed the fragility of health systems around the globe and has diverted political attention and funding from other infectious diseases like TB and HIV... More>>


UN: Rights Chief Calls For Prompt Release Of Protestors Held In Cuba
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday called for the prompt release of protestors and journalists detained during anti-government demonstrations in Cuba, some of whom are being held incommunicado... More>>



Scarce Goods: Isolating Daraa Al-Balad Threatens 40,000 With Starvation

The siege imposed by the Syrian government forces on Daraa al-Balad since June 24 would lead to serious humanitarian repercussions if it continues, Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a statement on July 15, calling for lifting the siege urgently and allowing the entry of basic humanitarian supplies... More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs



Shaping The Future Of Food Systems: Thousands Commit To Dialogues Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic

More than 130 governments are making food systems a top priority amid the pandemic and committing to an unprecedented programme of Dialogues in the run up to the UN Food Systems Summit in September... More>>

UN: Play:Fair For People And Planet – A Major United Nations Music Activation
organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign in partnership with Music Innovation Hub, Keychange, the city of Milan, the Milan Triennale, and partners from the SDG Music Network, will be held at an unexpected location in the center of Milan, Italy, taking into account safety measures with a limited on-site audience consisting of activists and fans... More>>


UN: Next 18 Months Seen As Pivotal In Global Efforts To Achieve Key Goals

Next 18 months seen as pivotal in global efforts to reverse punishing pandemic impacts and boost actions to achieve key goals - Even as pandemic erases decades of gains in development, response efforts show signs of renewed global commitment to accelerate SDG progress... More>>