The President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Rev Alistair Macrae has pledged the support of the Uniting Church in Australia to support the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma.
Macrae’s call has come in response to the continuing tensions between the Methodist Church and the Fijian government, which has seen the arrest and detention of Church leaders and the banning of the Church’s Annual Conference and Choir Festival. UnitingWorld is giving continued expression to this call through the launch of the Song of Solidarity Appeal.
“There are emerging opportunities for very practical ways that we can show our care. I strongly encourage you to support this appeal,” said Macrae.
UnitingWorld will use the funds raised to strengthen the diverse community in Fiji through the Church.
UnitingWorld has been collaborating with the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma to develop leadership capacity, nurture interfaith relationships and build capacity for theological reflection. These initiatives will be supported and expanded through generous donations to the Song of Solidarity Appeal.
The Uniting Church in Australia has enjoyed a long-term partnership with the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma spanning more than 160 years, during which over 400 Australians have served with the Church.
More information about the appeal is available on UnitingWorld’s website.
Donations can be made to UnitingWorld online or by calling 1800 000 331 or via mail PO Box A2266 Sydney South 1235.
Please note that gifts to this appeal are NOT tax deductable.