Introduction and Recent News
- Beyond Forgiveness?
How does a community torn apart by savage murders of neighbours by neighbours ever find peace again. PF Rwanda is making it happen.Read More
- Sycamore Tree and its legacy in Rwanda
PF Rwanda first implemented its adaptation of the Sycamore Tree Project® -- the Umuvumu Tree Project – in 2002 in response to the continuing tensions and trauma related to the 1994 genocide. As of May 2011, 45,000 prisoners and 10,000 community members have participated in the programme resulting in statements of forgiveness and acts of reconciliation. In the words of one participant, “It is amazing how victims and perpetrators can come together today and have discussions about the past, present, and future without fear.”Read More
- Rebuilding in the Aftermath of Destruction
Seventeen years after the horrendous Rwandan genocide, offenders and victims are living peacefully in PF Reconciliation Villages.Read More
- What is a reconciliation village?
From the Prison Fellowship Rwanda December Newsletter: There is nothing that speaks to the power of forgiveness like the Reconciliation Village: Perpetrators and victims who came face-to-face during the brutal events of the genocide have chosen to acknowledge the mistakes of the past and commit to living out the future together in peace. They have, in fact, gone beyond forgiveness. They have made a choice not only to move forward, but also to move forward together as neighbors and friends. This extension of forgiveness is the essence of reconciliation. It seems impossible. It is, without God’s presence in the hearts and minds of Rwandans. It is God’s grace, provision, and love now reflected in the lives of the villagers that make these communities grow and thrive. Reconciliation is the key to restoring Rwanda in the aftermath of the genocide.Read More
- PF Rwanda Receives Grant for Reconciliation Work
Recently, PF Rwanda received a two-year grant from the Embassy of Belgium in Kigali. The grant will support the ministry’s restorative justice activities both in prison and in the community. The goal is to strengthen the understanding of restorative justice at various levels and support peaceful coexistence in communities where those guilty of crimes during the 1994 genocide and survivors are living side-by-side.Read More
- Executive Director: Deogratias Gashagaza
- Board Chairperson: John Rucyahana