Fidschi

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854471
Fläche:18270 km2
Hauptstadt:Suva
BNE je Einw.:2240 US$
Einstufung:Sich entwickelnde Wirtschaft
Sprachen:

Fidschianisch

Englisch

Hindi

Religionen:

Christlich: 57.00%

Hindustisch: 33.00%

Muslimisch: 7.00%

Andere: 3.00%

Christentum:

Protestanten: 385680

Katholiken: 88000

Anglikaner: 8500

Unabhängige: 120980

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Fiji comprises a group of islands in the Melanesian part of the Pacific. These were inhabitated long before the arrival of the Europeans in the area. In 1874 the islands became a British colony. Fiji achieved its independence in 1970. It has the second largest population of the Pacific, after Papua New Guinea. Its economy is agrarian. The main export product is sugar. Tourism is an important source of income. Under British colonial rule, many Indians were brought to Fiji, to work in the sugar plantations. They settled in the country and constitute an integral group in the Fijian society, with their own religion, language, culture and customs. In 1987 Fiji suffered two military coups, which had to do with the balance of power between the indigenous Fijians and the Indians, economically - especially the question of land tenure - and politically, in terms of democratic representation. A nationalist movement sought to impose indigenous Fijian control of the country. Eventually an equitable arrangement was found, and embedded in the constitution. The largest church in Fiji is the Methodist Church. Pentecostals and charismatic groups number about 25 percent of the Protestants. The Fiji Council of Churches is the ecumenical body. The Evangelical Fellowship of Fiji is affiliated with the WEA. The Pacific Conference of Churches, the ecumenical regional body, is located in Suva, Fiji's capital.

Besuch "Lebendiger Briefe" in Fidschi

Ein Team internationaler Kirchenvertretern/innen hat Kirchen, ökumenischen Organisationen und zivilgesellschaftlichen Bewegungen in Fidschi vom 27. bis 29. Mai 2010 einen Solidaritätsbesuch abgestattet. Das Team reiste im Namen des ÖRK als "Lebendige Briefe". Mehr...

 

Ökumenische Organisationen und Räte

ÖRK-Mitgliedskirchen mit Hauptsitz in Fidschi

ÖRK-Mitgliedskirchen vertreten in Fidschi

Anm.: Die Liste der in den einzelnen Ländern vertretenen Kirchen wird noch bearbeitet.

Letzte Aktualisierung: 01.01.2006