The Reverend Setareki Tuilovoni: Mobile Pacific Leader in the Decolonisation Era

Close-Barry, Kirstie (2015) The Reverend Setareki Tuilovoni: Mobile Pacific Leader in the Decolonisation Era. The Journal of Pacific History. pp. 1-19. ISSN ISSN 0022-3344 (Print), 1469-9605 (Online)

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Abstract

Setareki Tuilovoni was made the first Indigenous president of the Fijian Methodist church in 1964. This paper gives a biographical account with particular focus on his experiences overseas and how these shaped his approach to creating a united Methodist church at home, and a united Christian fellowship throughout the Pacific by means of regional church bodies. Because Tuilovoni had been present in America and Africa at pivotal points in the struggles for civil rights and decolonisation, his ideas were shaped by his mobility, and this in turn influenced his work to redefine the church in a decolonising Pacific, paving the way for moderate voices in the postcolonial church.

Item Type: Article
Field of Research: 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200211 Postcolonial Studies
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210313 Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Research Collaboration Area: Other
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 05:19
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 05:19
URI: http://eprints.batchelor.edu.au/id/eprint/473

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