International supporters urge quieter forms of support for the Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, Unitarian minister now in exile elsewhere in Africa.
The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists is asking supporters of the Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, the minister of the Unitarian church in Bujumbura, Burundi, "not to send further communications to officials in Burundi or elsewhere" regarding his arrest and detention last month. "There is concern that correspondence could escalate tensions and place persons still in Burundi in danger."
Ndagijimana and several other Burundian Unitarians are now in exile in another African country, according to the ICUU, but their congregation continues to meet and hold services in Bujumbura. The ICUU is still raising money for Ndagijimana's legal defense and to help the church in Burundi, whose bank accounts have been frozen by the government.
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Christopher L. Walton is editor of UU World. He holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Utah and is a member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship.
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