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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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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20 Years Ago Today: Remembering Inaction in Genocide Response with Frustration

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’s entry on the Kwibuka20 Twitter feed points to frustration on the part of then UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at the lack of a swift response [Read More...]

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Remembering Lives Lost in Kabgayi

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 1994: Government soldiers and the Interahamwe execute hundreds of Tutsi taking refuge in Kabgayi church pic.twitter.com/FNJF5dQGhD — Kwibuka (@Kwibuka20) May 16, 2014 Today, we [Read More...]

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Not Hutu or Tutsi but Rwandan

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 In my reading this weekend, I came across this heartfelt editorial from Rwandan Paul Ntambara who wrote about his experience of an open conversation in China [Read More...]

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Genocide Remembered in Cape Town, South Africa

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 An article in the New Times shared the details of an event held this weekend at the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town, South Africa to commemorate [Read More...]

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Saddleback Church Welcomes President Kagame at Kwibuka20 Event

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 On April 26th, Pastor Rick Warren and the congregation of Saddleback Church welcomed a visit from Rwandan President Paul Kagame. During his remarks, at one point [Read More...]

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General Romeo Dallaire to Receive Elie Wiesel Award

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 Tonight at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Canadian Senator and retired General Roméo Dallaire will be presented with the Elie Wiesel Award. From the museum’s [Read More...]

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Part Two of President Kagame at Brandeis

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, we look at Part Two of President Paul Kagame’s recent visit to Brandeis University. In this portion of the event, you’ll hear President Kagame respond [Read More...]

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