Whats the problem????. They DROP politics and the meeting can go ahead… SIMPLE!!! Pray that your SDL leaders have the courage to step down and do the right thing and take POLITICS out of RELIGION.
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has maintained that the church will not be allowed to hold its annual conference until it is apolitical and rids itself of members who are alleged to have brought political agendas to the church.
Members of Fiji’s largest religious organisation have been asked to pray for divine intervention following the Government’s stand to ban its annual conference in August.
Methodist Church president Reverend Ame Tugaue told FijiLive that ministers have asked their members to fast and pray so there can be a change in the government’s decision.
And the no-nonsense military leader has not changed his mind even after a seemingly casual chat with the Reverend at an evening function in Suva last week where both men were guest for the launch of the new Fiji National Provident Fund logo.
“We discussed ways in which the church could perhaps have another meeting with the government,” Reverend Tugaue confirmed to FijiLive.
“The annual conference is not just to elect office bearers and collect money but is a way in which church goers throughout the country can come together and reflect.”
He added that its various congregations around the country had put a lot of effort in preparing for the annual pilgrimage, which was set for Rewa this year.
Reverend Tugaue said the church is now looking at alternative methods of collecting money that will not be opposed by the Government.