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A Burundian blessing for the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, the UNCSW and other news
EAB PRESS 130328-1
March 28, 2013


The Archbishop, the Most Rev. Bernard Ntahoturi and the Bishop of Muyinga, the Rt. Rev. Eraste Bigirimana attended the enthronement of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby on 21st March 2013 in Canterbury Cathedral. The Archbishop, as the longest serving Archbishop blessed the newly installed Archbishop who responded with an act of commitment to the Anglican Communion.

The Archbishop attended the Primates meeting at which Archbishop Welby shared his vision for a Church engaged in prayer, reconciliation, evangelism and discipleship. Bishop Eraste attended the Anglican Consultative Council meeting.

Visit our Facebook page for more on this and photos of the enthronement.


Mrs Mathilde Nkwirikiye and Mrs Claudette Kigeme represented the Province at the 57th Session of the UNCSW in New York that brought together government representatives, including Burundi’s Minister of National Solidarity Human rights and Gender, Mrs. Clotilde Niragira and civil society from around the world to discuss ways to end and prevent all forms of violence against women and girls.

The “Agreed Conclusions” condemn such violence and call for prevention through education and awareness-raising, an end to impunity for perpetrators and the setting up of support services for survivors.

“By adopting this document, governments have made clear that discrimination and violence against women and girls has no place in the 21st century,” the UN entity said. “There is no turning back.”

EVALUATION OF Mothers’ Union Literacy and Financial Education Programme

A seminar evaluation of the Mothers' Union Literacy and Financial Education programme was held 26th - 28th February 2013. It was initiated by Läkarmissionen and brought together delegates from Sweden, USA, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique who shared their experiences of working in the area of economic empowerment.

The programme in Burundi provided an insight into ways in which MU in partnership with Five Talents are empowering individuals, families and communities, in terms of literacy and poverty mitigation.

A visit to the savings groups in Gatete, Bujumbura diocese with demonstration and testimonies provided a case study of how this is being achieved. The high demand for the programme was particularly highlighted as a challenge for future planning.


 Dental equipment has been installed and dental training been given in Buye and Matana hospitals during a visit by Dr Chris Barton and his wife and Dr Ian Knowles.

 The Province is grateful to Rev. Pat and Pam Brooks for their ministry in Buye and Matana dioceses over the past eight weeks.

 Photos of the nearly completed Faith Centre are on our Facebook page and two new videos from the Development Office can be found on You Tube.


The Province wishes you a very happy Easter.
May you know the joy, power and hope of the Resurrection.