Fiji's military regime has cancelled the annual conference of the Methodist Church of Fiji.
A joint statement issued by the military and police, accused the church of trying to bring instability to the country.
Police spokesman Ema Mua says the crackdown follows information that "inciteful issues were going to be discussed at the conference.
The statement said the Methodist Church could not hide its involvement in politics and part of the agenda for the August conference focused on the current political situation.
Earlier this month, former Methodist Church president, Rev Manasa Lasaro, was detained after delivering a sermon calling for peaceful protests to restore democracy to Fiji.
The Methodist Church is the dominant denomination among the devout indigenous Fijians, who make up 57 percent of the total population of around 840,000.