The Listening Process

Reports from the Provinces - Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi (Province de l’Eglise Anglicane du Burundi).

The Anglican Church of Burundi remains willing to listen to the concerns and challenges of all the Provinces of the Anglican Communion and its ecumenical partners so that we walk together in a way that honours the name of Christ and witnesses to his reconciling love in a hurting and fragmented world.

As a Province, the Anglican Church of Burundi has consistently stated that Scripture should be our guide in matters of doctrine, ethics and decision making. All through the current debate on human sexuality the church has prayerfully encouraged unity, understanding and dialogue within the household of God. The debate challenges our understanding of marriage and family. The Church believes that as Christians we are called to exercise the love of Christ in all our relationships and to pray with love that the Spirit of God will transform our lives. It also states that we should work for a Church characterised by justice and compassion that strives to be a sanctuary of care for all where the truth can be told with love.

In the areas of mission and ministry the Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi has among its major concerns peace and reconciliation, repatriation of refugees and displaced people, community development, literacy and education, and HIV and AIDS, Malaria and TB. It is committed to sharing the Gospel and is concerned to engage in theological education and training for lay and ordained ministry.