Affiliated Community Minister

Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana

Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana is an ordained Unitarian Minister from Burundi (in the central part of Africa). He discovered the liberating Unitarian faith when he was going through a time of doubt and restlessness as a young Dominican brother on his way to priesthood.

He went on to found a Unitarian church in Bujumbura Burundi and became its ordained minister in 2011. The Unitarian church of Bujumbura plays an important role in the lives of its members and is their source of spiritual inspiration and sustenance. The church played an important role in the wider community as well by being a voice calling for change, for openness and justice for all.

With the recent unrest in Burundi, the Unitarian church was targeted by the government; attacked and vandalized. Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana was kidnapped, tortured, threatened to be killed and jailed.  He managed to escape Burundi due to a tremendous pressure from Unitarian Universalists around the world who signed petitions, wrote letters to the government to release him and later helped him leave the country.

Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana loves the Unitarian faith and plans to continue serving through Unitarian ministry. Rev. Fulgence was working as a ministerial Intern with Saskatoon Unitarians til June 2017.  In July he has embarked on a new ministerial role as a Unitarian Community Minister, affiliated with Saskatoon Unitarians. He will continue to work collaboratively with the minister, Rev. Fraser Gitlitz and Saskatoon Unitarians community, and share his knowledge, wisdom, experience and faith with the wider community.

He is excited by the opportunity to dive into this cross cultural setting and hopes that his ministry to the world will be enriched by these learning opportunities.

Rev. Fulgence is married to Therese and a proud father of Well Brown Bwigenge.

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