The Diocese of Christ Our Hope, of which Christ the Redeemer is a member, is rooted in the tiny African nation of Rwanda: it is our “birth family.” If there’s anything that could be said of the Anglican Church of Rwanda, it is a message of hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For further reading about this story, consider Never Silent, by Bishop Thad Barnum, Left to Tell, by Immaculee Ilibagiza, and As We Forgive, by Catherine Claire Larson. You can find these and other books on our Recommended Reading resource page.
In 2015, when the Bishops of the Church of Rwanda guided us to form a diocese within the ACNA (as described in “Our Heritage”), we began to pray about a name that would express our story, our calling, and heart. Over the course of several months, “Christ our Hope” emerged as the name that aptly expresses our identity and inspires us to be who we are called to be. Read More.