Climate change is transforming the lives of people on Viwa Island off the coast of Suva, Fiji, writes Mark Beach. What appears to the outsider to be paradise on earth is an object lesson in how global warming threatens the vulnerable most of all.
Methodists in Britain and Ireland are urging a day of prayer and fasting on 25 February in solidarity with Methodists in Fiji. The military regime in Fiji has banned the Methodist Church's meetings and arrested its leaders.
A lawyer representing Methodist Church leaders in Fiji has attended a court hearing to argue that the charges against them should be dropped. The charges are thought to result from Methodist criticism of the military regime.
Nine Methodist Church leaders in Fiji have returned to court as the military regime continues to crack down on those who speak out against it. The nine Methodists have been banned from preaching and attending meetings.