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Burundi


Burundi

 

World Convention is currently building a global reference for the  countries and territories where we know there are Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ Congregations. Of the 193 United Nations States, the Stone-Campbell Movement exists in 165. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 194 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.

Rather than waiting for comprehensive, complete information we are putting up the details we have available. If you can correct or add to this information, please contact the World Convention Office with details at gary@worldconvention.org.

Description

The Republic of Burundi is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Its capital is Bujumbura. In 1924, Burundi became part of a Belgian colony known as Ruanda-Urundi. The country claimed independence on July 1, 1962.

Religion

75% are Christian, with Roman Catholics at 60% and Protestant and Anglican the remaining 15%. 20% of the population follows traditional indigenous religious beliefs. 5% are Muslim.

Stone-Campbell Presence

The Church of Christ began in Bujumbura in 2005 when Barry Baggott and Doyle Kee, a French-speaking missionary in Geneva, Switzerland, traveled to the East African nation, south of Rwanda, to study with students enrolled in a Bible correspondence course. As of 2014, there were half a dozen small congregations in the area.

The International Churches of Christ have the Eglise Du Christ de Bujumbura with 68 members as of 2012.

 

 

Created by Gary Holloway, October 16, 2013, revised February 19, 2014

Contact Information

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B. Congregational Information

 

C. Educational Institutions

 

D. Social Service Ministries

 

E. Magazines/Periodicals

 

F. International Ministries

 

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