Building Hope: Burundi Partnership

Ngozi Parish

Sharing our lives: partnership events in spring and summer 2012.

Much has happened so far in 2012!

An Edmonton delegation deepened friendships and experienced life in Burundi this May (pages 8-9).

At an episcopal gathering in Ontario, Bishop Jane and Bishop Sixbert fostered trust, partnership, and peaceful disagreement (page 10) .

Read stories of Bishop Sixbert’s visit to Edmonton in June, including Tofield’s 100th Anniversary (page 7) and conversations about human sexuality (page 10).

In collaboration with PWRDF, the Diocese of Edmonton is bringing hope to HIV and AIDS patients via contributions to a new clinic (page 3).

THE MESSENGER, September 2012.


Clergy Transportation

Upon their ordination, August 5, 2012, six Diocese of Buyé deacons (pictured here with Bishop Sixbert Macumi) were presented with new bicycles. In Buyé diocese, clergy often walk 40 kilometres, or more, between parishes. The bicycles were purchased with a donation from the Parish of St. Augustine’s Parkland in Spruce Grove. “Thank you for your […]

Travis Enright (left) and Quinn Strikwerda (right) are ferried across Cohoha Lake on the Burundi-Rwanda Border.

Home from Burundi!

The Ven. Alan Perry, the Rev. Canon Travis Enright and the Rev. Quinn Strikwerda have returned to our diocese with stories of hope and goodwill from the Diocese of Buyé in Burundi, Africa. We invite you to check out Alan’s blog, Edmonton Buye, a day-by-day travelogue featuring many colourful photos of the beautiful country of Burundi and the beautiful people of the Buye diocese.

Travis and Quinn surrounded by kids

Buye Diocese Visit in Pictures

Here is a photo gallery of the trip the Ven.  Alan Perry, the Rev. Canon Travis Enright and the Rev. Quinn Strikwerda took to the Diocese of Buye in Burundi, Africa. Please feel free to visit Alan’s blog, where he updated us on their daily outings and the beautiful people they met along the way.

Truck full of supplies

Medical Supplies Keep Hope Alive in Buye Diocese

We have received more photos of the container of medical supplies arriving in the Diocese of Buye. The Diocese of Edmonton gives thanks for each and every person who donated to the 2011 Lenten and Easter appeal to send medical supplies to Burundi. Thank you for giving hope and giving life.

Diocese of Edmonton Communications Director Margaret Marschall, left, and Youth Social Justice Advocate Lauren Milner at the Africa Connect! Booth

Walking Together in Faith

The Diocese of Edmonton took part in the City of Edmonton-sponsored event “Africa Connect!” on June 18th at the Edmonton Expo Centre. An estimated 3,000 people attended the exhibition and gala dinner, celebrating 2011 as the international year for people of African descent. Click here to read more.