Side by Side Burundi chapter launched

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The Burundi Chapter of the Side by Side movement for gender justice was officially launched in Bujumbura on 20 December 2016 thanks to the leadership of the Burundian National Council of Churches with support from Norwegian Church Aid and Christian Aid.

The event gathered faith leaders from several Christian institutions and Muslim groups, and representatives from the Burundian branch of the youth network YCNR and a few national secular organizations.

It is hoped that further institutions such as the Catholic Church will join the Side by Side movement in January 2017.

Two representatives from Side by Side Kenya accompanied the Burundi meeting: Charles Opiyo of Christian Aid and Fr Evangelos Thiani of Orthodox Church who currently chairs the Kenya chapter.

Contacts for further information sbr@nca.no  and copiyo@christian-aid.org

Posted by: Terrie Robinson | Friday, January 20th, 2017
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