Christianity in Tokelau

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Missionaries preached Christianity in Tokelau from 1845 to the 1860s. French Roman Catholic missionaries on Wallis Island (also known as 'Uvea) and missionaries of the Protestant London Missionary Society in Samoa used native teachers to convert the Tokelauans. Atafu was converted to Protestantism by the London Missionary Society, Nukunonu was converted to Catholicism and Fakaofo was converted to both denominations.[1]

The governing body of Atafu atoll in Tokelau has been known to force out some of its elected members because they refuse to go to church.[2]

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  1. ^ People
  2. ^ Gregory, Angela (3 August 2006). "Tokelau church boycotters lose village council jobs". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 September 2011.