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Methodists call on religious organisations to stand together

The Methodist Church in Fiji says local responses to Cyclone Winston is a demonstration of a sense of community that goes beyond denominational boundaries. In an Easter sermon, President Rev. Dr. Tevita Banivanua called to the Methodists and all religious and faith organisations to stand together. Stand alongside each other, in love, in honesty and in […]

Staff Writers

March 26, 2016 5:13 pm

The Methodist Church in Fiji says local responses to Cyclone Winston is a demonstration of a sense of community that goes beyond denominational boundaries.

In an Easter sermon, President Rev. Dr. Tevita Banivanua called to the Methodists and all religious and faith organisations to stand together.

Stand alongside each other, in love, in honesty and in trust to serve those that are in need.

Dr. Banivanua said the impact of tropical cyclone Winston would have caused many to question their faith.

In the aftermath of Cyclone Winston, many people have asked themselves and others, “where is God?” Some may have even asked, “is there God?”  To seek answers we turn to the Judeo-Christian scriptures.

God was there! Through pain and struggle throughout Judeo-Christianity history, the question “where is God?” is a common expression of the human condition during trials and tribulation. Nevertheless it is a question always answered, with “I am here. I have been here. I will always be here.”

Dr. Banivanua said Fiji’s response to Cyclone Winston demonstrated a sense of community.

The local responses to Cyclone Winston is a demonstration of a sense of community that goes beyond denominational boundaries and even faith and has brought Christians and those of other religious communities to work together to provide for those in need. This communal aspect of our nation is our main strength and a source of unity.

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