“Humanity’s darkest side is extraordinarily fresh in the raw memories of Rwanda’s survivors – and killers. It is incredible that they can all live together. Their path of forgiveness and reconciliation demonstrates humanity’s hope.” –quote by Grant Couch, participant of Bearing Witness Retreat in Rwanda
The Rwanda Genocide was one of worst genocides to occur in the 20th century. Taking place in 1994, hundreds of thousands of Tutsis (a Rwandan ethnic class) were killed in the small African country of Rwanda. We will bear witness to the horror and tragic impact of the Rwandan Genocide as well as the current state of healing and reconciliation efforts in Rwanda. Grounded in our Three Peacemaker Tenets – not knowing, bearing witness and loving action – we will offer means for bearing witness to the realities and aftermath of genocide in ways that lead to healing, reconciliation, community-building and ultimately genocide and violence prevention.
Fee does not cover your travel expenses to Rwanda. Travel within Rwanda, including
food and lodging is included.
For more information, please email Laurie Smith or by phone: (413) 367-5278.
Bernie and the group will be hosted by Dora Urujeni and Issa Higiro and will in turn assist in their projects in Rwanda which include Memos: Learning From History.
With your $5,000 donation you become a Supporter of the Zen Peacemaker Journeys to the Field by Bernie Glassman. He will be leading at least four Journeys per year. They will include Israel, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Brazil and of course Rwanda. If you have to cancel your participation in this trip, you can join Bernie on one of the other Journeys within the year following your donation date.