Many members of Unitarian church have joined their minister in exile in another country.
As violent unrest grows in the central African country Burundi, many members of the Unitarian church in Bujumbura have fled to a neighboring country, according to an update from the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists on December 19. The Burundi Unitarians have joined their minister, the Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, who left the country after spending several days in jail. “The still active charges against the leader of the Burundi Unitarians are now being used to seek to arrest and intimidate the lawyers and those of others faiths who were of assistance,” reports the ICUU, which is raising money to assist the exiles, who are staying in several rented houses.
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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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