The Anglican Church in Polynesia has called on all Christian denominations in Fiji to examine how some of them have used Christianity to justify ethnic politics and fuel racial and political conflict.
The Daily Post reports that the church made the call when launching its "Church in a Plural Society" project, which will eventually cover all eleven countries in the Diocese of Polynesia.
In a sermon to mark the launch, Father Fereimi Cama, said some Christian churches have allowed themselves to be used for nationalistic agendas to stir up hatred and violence.
He said people should stop using Christ's name for personal and political gains.
Father Cama said what was needed was a message of reconciliation, ethnic understanding and national co-operation.
Father Cama said it was time for Christians to think and act like Christians and to work for justice for all, irrespective of race or religion.