Of Immaculée Ilibgiza and Forgiving Seventy Seven Times

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A few weeks ago, in Schaumburg, Illinois, I was speaking to a group of assembled Catholic bookstore owners and vendors when one of my favorite authors walked into the room. If you’ve had the opportunity to hear her speak in person, you will know that Immaculée Ilibagiza is a strikingly beautiful woman. You’d also probably join [Read More...]

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Rwandan Bishop Kambanda Reflects on the Genocide in His Country

Today, I conclude my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. While I have not posted on each of the past 100 days, the people of Rwanda have been on my heart throughout this journey. Today, I am very happy to share a recent email interview I conducted with Bishop Antoine Kambanda of [Read More...]

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European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) Pays Respects to Murambi Genocide Victims

Today, I continue my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Please join me in prayer for those lives lost and impacted in this tragedy. #NeverAgain. LMH When I saw the photo in this tweet from “EGAM” – the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement — it took my breath away. In the photo, you [Read More...]

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Rape as a “Genocide Strategy” — Victims Remembered

Today, I continue my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Please join me in prayer for those lives lost and impacted in this tragedy. #NeverAgain. LMH Over the weekend in Rwanda, an event was held to remember the thousands of women who were forcibly raped during the Genocide. As related by the [Read More...]

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Rwandans Disappearing?

Today, I continue my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Please join me in prayer for those lives lost and impacted in this tragedy. #NeverAgain. LMH Because it was recommended to me, I spent some time today reading and pondering the recent New York Times Opinion piece Why Are Rwandans Disappearing? The [Read More...]

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Guillaume Ancel on His Role in Operation Turquoise: “How can one understand what one doesn’t know?”

Today, I continue my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Please join me in prayer for those lives lost and impacted in this tragedy. #NeverAgain. LMH Today in Rwanda, the New Times published an English version adaption of an article that recently ran in Le Monde. In this article, Former French army officer, [Read More...]

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“They Might End Up Not Coming”

Today, I continue my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Please join me in prayer for those lives lost and impacted in this tragedy. #NeverAgain. LMH A telling portion of a June 6th speech by  Minister Protais Mitali at the Ministry of Sports and Culture The commemoration period, Kwibuka20, is also a [Read More...]

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Revealed Secret Cables Point to US Reluctance at Onset of Genocide

Today, I continue my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Please join me in prayer for those lives lost and impacted in this tragedy. #NeverAgain. LMH From the New York Times: On April 12, 1994, six days after a plane carrying Rwanda’s president was shot down, setting off a wave of [Read More...]

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US Department of State Expresses Concern Over Ongoing Detentions and Arrests in Rwanda

Today, I continue my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Please join me in prayer for those lives lost and impacted in this tragedy. #NeverAgain. LMH Much of what I am learning about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide confuses me. It would be easy to take at face value the cheery [Read More...]

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New York Times Features Art in Rwanda

Today, I continue my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Please join me in prayer for those lives lost and impacted in this tragedy. #NeverAgain. LMH Last week, the New York Times ran an article in their travel section entitled In Rwanda, Looking to Art to Soothe. The piece offered a compelling [Read More...]

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