Methodist Church calls for COP23 support
November 6, 2017 12:27 am
As the world gathers in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd Conference of Parties, the Methodist Church is calling on Methodists in Fiji and around the world to join in prayer for Fiji’s leadership and for the talanoa process of negotiations which will take place over the next two weeks.
The Church’s Standing committee recently resolved to call members and fellow Fijians to pray for COP23.
Methodist Church General Secretary, Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa, says they have also reaffirmed their support for Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama as Fiji assumes the presidency of COP tomorrow.
They are also calling on other nations to support Fiji as it amplifies the voices of Pacific vulnerable small island states and coastal cities.
Dr Vakadewavosa is also calling on people of all faith and faith-based communities in Fiji, the Pacific and around the world to endorse the COP23 Multifaith Charter prepared by the faith communities of Fiji in partnership with the COP23 Presidency Secretariat.
The Methodist Church in Fiji is being represented at the COP23 by Rev. James Bhagwan, who has been involved in faith and climate change work for the last decade.