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Pentecostalism in Rwanda is primarily located within the “Association des eglises de Pentecote au Rwanda (ADEPR)” also known as the Pentecostal church of Rwanda, and second, among the several non-traditional denominations. The Pentecostals are characterized by speaking in tongues, ecstatic worship and preaching. In recent times though, some nontraditional churches, especially those led by theologically trained pastors do not like to be associated with some excesses attributed to some Pentecostal churches, and as such, some have refu…

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Mugisha, Eugene, “Rwanda”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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