Social Justice

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.

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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.

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Youth Mission Trip to Burundi

Diocesan Youth Social Justice Advocate, Lauren Milner, recently participated in a mission trip to the Diocese of Buye in Burundi, Africa, where she helped deliver essential items to an orphanage. She was welcomed by Bishop Sixbert, who visited our diocese last May, and the Macumi family. You can read about Lauren’s experience in the October issue of The Messenger. View the post to see some of the photos Lauren took while touring the Diocese of Buye.

Bishop Sixbert Presents a Mosquito Net to an Orphaned Child

Diocese of Buye Receives Mosquito Nets

In 2009, through the Building Hope Campaign, our diocese raised money to purchase 10,000 mosquito nets to help protect our friends in the Dicoese of Buyé in Burundi, Africa. We recently received a heartfelt letter of thanks, as well as pictures of the distribution of nets, from Bishop Sixbert Macumi.

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Bishop Sixbert’s first visit to Edmonton

Bishop Sixbert Macumi visited the Diocese of Edmonton with his wife Clotilde in May 2009. During his stay, Bishop Sixbert and our Bishop, the Rt. Rev, Jane Alexander, made a pledge that the two dioceses would walk together in faith. Read the full story of his visit on 1, 6-7 in The Messenger, June 2009.