Thursday, August 24, 2006
Akuila Yabaki a breath of fresh air
I was pleased to read, though the journalist in the Fiji Sun, Kelera Serelini, over-explained the former misdeamours too much so that it read as comedy, that Rev Akuila Yabaki has been accepted back as a talatala in the Methodist Church in Fiji. He is an intelligent man with recognition outside Fiji as a compassionate and passionate advocate for democracy in Fiji, and in so doing has upset many conservative, traditional people in the church and society. He provoked and stirred and persisted. He is a breath of fresh air in the church!
The picture of Peceli and Akuila was taken several years ago at a World Council of Churches conference in Canberra.