Fiji Methodists Being Imprisioned for Speaking out against military regime. Tell Fiji Water to stop supporting this dictatorship!

Mother Jones magazine ran a scathing cover article about Fiji Water. The byline from the  article reads:

Obama sips it. Paris Hilton loves it. Mary J. Blige won’t sing without it. How did a plastic water bottle, imported from a military dictatorship thousands of miles away, become the epitome of cool?

Now, that dictatorship has started rounding up  and imprisoning Methodists and is actively trying to destroy the Fiji Methodist Church.  (Remarkably, Fiji might be the most highly population Methodist nation in the World.  Over 36.2% and 2/3 of the indigeounous poplutation of Fiji are Methodist. )

While Fiji water has been silent about the dictatorship, the Methodist Church in Fiji have been vocal critics of civil rights and human rights abuses.  As a reult, The Fiji dictatorship is trying to ban Methodist church gatherings for the next five years.  From a New Zealand newspaper:

High chief Ro Teimumu Kepa spent two days in military and police custody and the stress was clear as she was taken to court.

Her crime is that she supports and has offered her village as a venue for a Methodist conference next month.

All Methodists and democracy advocates should write Roll International Corporation, owner of Fiji Water, and demand that they change their corporate practices and speak out about the Fiji’s government ban of the Methodist Church.

Please write:

Roll International Corporation

11444 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
310-966-5700

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