March 11-23, 2019
Reconciliation Work in Rwanda: Healing the Trauma of the Genocide
In 100 days (between April and July 1994) nearly 1 million persons identified as Tutsi were murdered in Rwanda. What are the roots of this genocide? How was the Church complicit? How did the Presbyterian Church of Rwanda (EPR), our Rwandan partner, respond in the immediate aftermath of the genocide? What is the level of conflict and trauma that continues to exist today? What reconciliation programs is EPR engaged in implementing today? These are some of the questions our mission coworkers and EPR partners will address during the March 2019 Rwanda Travel Study Seminar. The answers are riveting, and they provide insight into addressing conflict globally- whether American inter-racial conflict, South Sudanese inter-tribal conflict or Myanmar state clashes.
The experience of American Presbyterians will be enriched by a delegation of participants from the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan who will share in community about their context and the relevance of the Rwandan experience to South Sudan.
The seminar will last 11 days. Participants will be away for one Sunday unless they choose to extend their stay on their own following the Travel Study Seminar. Accommodations are double-occupancy. Some single-occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge.
Application Due Date
Applications are now closed for the Rwanda Travel Study Seminar.
The seminar cost is $1,895 for 11 nights and 12 days. The cost is per person double occupancy including all seminar expenses (meals, accommodations, program, tips, tours, and all transportation during the seminar). International airline transport between the USA and Kigali is not included.
For more information
A sample itinerary and online application form are available on the Peacemaking Program’s Travel Study Seminar webpage or by calling 888-728-7228 x 5805.