Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Fiji Orders Methodists To Cancel Annual Conference

AFP reported earlier this week that the military government in Fiji has ordered the Methodist Church-- Fiji's largest religious group-- to cancel its annual conference scheduled for August. A joint statement by the military and police said the church is trying create instability in the country. Global Voices today has a longer background story on these developments, pointing out that the Methodist Church was critical of the 2006 coup by Commodore Frank Bainimarama, who himself is a Methodist.