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Muyinga Diocese's Bishop-Elect
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Distributing maize seeds
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A NEW BISHOP FOR MUYINGA DIOCESE AND OTHER NEWS
 
EAB PRESS 131125-1
November 25, 2013

[EAB Press - Burundi] A NEW BISHOP FOR MUYINGA

On Friday 18th October 2013 the House of Bishops elected Rev Paisible NDACAYISABA as the second Bishop of Muyinga.

Formerly a judge, Rev. Paisible Ndacayisaba is currently the Pastor of the Parish of Gasenyi in Bujumbura. He has been on the staff of the Provincial office with responsibility for Education, Public and Ecumenical Relations.

His consecration will take place on 15th December 2013 in Muyinga. He would value your prayers as he prepares to serve God as a Bishop.

CONTRIBUTING TO FOOD SECURITY

About 4000 families from across all the dioceses received maize seeds distributed by the Anglican Church of Burundi in October in order to contribute to better food production.

Recipients are part of a project concerned with protection of the environment and improved farming methods are already involved in digging trenches to fight against soil erosion. During 2013, 105 km of trenches have been dug.

The coordinators and beneficiaries of the project are encouraged to see the results achieved especially in areas of reconciliation. Those involved in the program that is funded by ERD are from different churches and fully represent Burundian ethnic communities.

UNITY OF BURUNDIAN CHURCH

The Anglican Church of Burundi joined with other Churches in a 3 day Convention on the unity of the Churches in Burundi. The event started with a seminar for Church leaders and focussed on a new strategy for transforming the society of Burundi by finding consensual solutions to challenges that the country is facing. Church leaders were urged to build unity between Christians based on faith in Jesus Christ, crucified and risen from the dead.

According to the participants, the church of Burundi has a major role to play in proposing solutions to the complex problems that Burundians face daily. Several hundred of people gave their lives to Christ during the meeting.

NEWS IN BRIEF

- Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, Bishop Martin Nyaboho and Rev. Jeanne Francoise Ndimubakunzi attended the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in Busan, Korea from 30th October to 8th November. The theme of the Assembly was a prayer, "God of life, lead us to justice and peace" and brought together around 3000 delegates who represented the worlwide ecumenical movement.

- Prior to the Assembly the Archbishop attended GAFCON in Nairobi, Kenya.

- Bishop Martin Nyaboho, the Bishop of Makamba diocese was in the UK with Christian Aid in October and was able to talk about the contribution of Christian Aid projects in his diocese. He also attended Southwell and Nottingham's diocesan conference on the theme of "Seeking Justice".

The Province is one Southwell and Nottingham's international links and extends congratulations to its Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Paul Butler on his appointment as Bishop of Durham and to the House of Lords.