Church says no to politics
07:03 Mon Apr 08, 2013
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Epeli Tukuwasa
The Methodist Church says it’s not going to be involved in the 2014 elections in any way.
The church’s General Secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra says, neither the head office nor any of their branches will have anything to do with politics.
Nawadra says the church will not affiliate itself with any political party.
He adds political involvement in the past has hurt the church.
“The Church has learnt their lesson from the past and we are coming out of that and we are even discouraging the use of the Methodist Church building or premises for politics because we have suffered from that in the past.”
Rev. Nawadra says office bearers have also been informed that they must leave office if they are planning to contest the 2014 polls.
“If they are forming a political party, that is good and that is their prerogative but the hope is that the current Government have to resign before hand to enable another form of Government to continue or deal with this election and that will be fairer to other members.”
He says, the Church has yet to make submissions on the draft Constitution – a committee has been charged to look into it.
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