St Stephen’s hosts discussion on Lessons from Rwanda

Friday February 1st 2019

St Stephen’s Parish, Millfield, Belfast, is hosting an event as part of the 4 Corners Festival on Wednesday February 6.

The subject of the evening is LESSONS FROM RWANDA – Challenging Churches on forgiveness, justice, reconciliation.

Two Christian leaders from Northern Ireland, the Rev Dr Lesley Carroll and Derek Poole, who have both visited Rwanda, will share with the audience their impressions of how Churches there responded to the aftermath of the 1994 genocide.

Carroll will draw on her meetings with victims, survivors and Church leaders and Poole on the study guide ‘Lessons from Rwanda,’ which he researched and wrote for Thrive Ireland/ Contemporary Christianity. They will explore scandalous forgiveness in the light of concerns about justice, repentance and reconciliation and other issues.

The discussion will be chaired by Diane Holt of Thrive Ireland who will invite questions from the floor.

This is a unique opportunity to hear at first hand local insights into the legacy of one of the darkest moments in 20th century history and to reflect on possible lessons for us here as we contend with our evolving post-conflict experience.

You can register to attend this event HERE  The evening begins at 7.30pm.

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