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Bishop Alexis Bilindabagabo briefs the press.
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Neighbor’s eye campaign has saved the community - Bishop
by Grace Mugabe
RWANDA 060830-1
August 30, 2006

[L'Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda - Rwanda] Eastern Province – The neighbor’s eye campaign has saved residents of Nyagatare, Kayonza and Gabiro districts.

This was disclosed on August 18, by Bishop Alexis Bilindabagabo, the leader of the Anglican Church in Gahini in an exclusive interview held at his main offices in Kayonza district.

“The people of former Umutara province have responded positively to the neighbors eye program by passing information from one person to another for problem solving,” Bishop Bilindabagabo said, and added: “The church in conjunction with Kayonza district have supported the neighbors’ eye project for the sake of saving the society from evil.”

He noted parents used not to send their children to school but now they have started sending them to school in fear of the reprisals and heavy punishments.

“The neighbors’ eye campaign has also put to an end children’s oppression which had dominated Umutara families. As a church we shall continue fighting societal evils till the community becomes holy,” he added.

He noted the church is to hold a peace crusade in November this year which will offer peace management skills to one thousand university students.

Damas Muhororo, the Mayor of Kayonza district, hailed the Anglican Church for the good job done in supporting peace activities in the country and said the government is behind church for national development.