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Violence begets violence, and love begets peace. The war on terror cannot be waged with hateful words, guns, or self-defense, but only with service, blessing, and self-sacrifice. And when the ultimate sacrifice is paid, the response must eventually be forgiveness.

Reverend Désiré Rutaganda is the Coordinator of the Centre for Documentation and Training in Kigali, Rwanda. This interfaith organisation was established in 1999 to live out the Christian values of peace and reconciliation, which were disappointingly absent from some churches and believers during... (more)
"I’ve covered many wars and seen many acts of courage. But for sheer grit and determination I’ve never known anyone to compare with Captain Mbaye Diagne, a United Nations peacekeeper in Rwanda," said Mark Doyle, an international development correspondent. Armed only with... (more)
This month, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is attending events in Rwanda and posting news online about the history of the Tutsi genocide. At numerous points, the story could have gone differently. What if Romeo Dallaire's fax warning the UN of impending violence was heeded... (more)
In 1994, I watched the events of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda unfold from my living room in Toronto, Canada. I felt distant from the crisis, insulated, safe, and powerless. At the same time, I was in anguish that people could kill other people, especially those whom they previously called friend.... (more)
We sang Hillsong’s Oceans (Where Feet may fail) on Sunday; it’s a beautiful song about following Jesus onto the water. It alludes to the Biblical passage in which Jesus walked past the disciples on a stormy sea, while they struggled against the wind in a boat (Matthew 14, Mark 6, John 6... (more)
I work with a global team of colleagues at World Vision International. One of them is John Locke from California. Like many of our staff, John works with people from around the world, often spanning 12 hour time zones in long days of meetings and deadlines. To destress after a busy day, he goes to... (more)
Once in a while someone makes an indelible mark on people's lives. Such heroes can touch our own hearts even if we've only heard about them. One such person is Pastor Lee Jong-rak from Seoul, South Korea. Compelled to help abandonned babies, many of them disabled, this ordinary pastor is... (more)
As I write this, I am watching a tribute to the victims of the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris today. Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French magazine, was targeted by terrorists today. In an attack by two gunmen, twelve lost their lives, including nine employees, two... (more)

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