19 Jun 2007

Fiji methodists should stay out of politics - chairman of Kadavu Provincial Council

10:00 am on 19 June 2007

One of Fiji's 14 indigenous provinces has called on Methodist Church ministers not to influence their congregations on political matters.

The chairman of the Kadavu Provincial Council, Ratu Josateki Nawalowalo, has told Radio Legend that church ministers should know their role better.

He says everyone, including the church, has a role to play in trying to move Fiji back to democracy but they are different roles.

Ratu Josateki says the only way forward is to work hand in hand with the interim administration as they are in control.

The Methodist Church has said it will not support the administration's move to establish its People's Charter for Change and Progress.

The churches assistant general secretary, the Rev Tuikilakila Waqairatu, they are mandated by God to speak out against the proposed People's Charter because they are the prophets of the nation!