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Rwanda Ready to Share Peace

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 the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Today, as people of God, they model how peace can transform communities for peace at the grassroots. Their dream is that today's youth will never know the war that plagued Rwanda from 1959 to 1993, and instead, will be agents of peace. Indeed, in decades since the genocide, Rwanda has made tremendous strides in reconciliation, peace and development.


"We do not only want to experience peace in Rwanda, but to bring it to neighbouring countries. Peace is our life." – Desire Rutaganda


The Centre's next vision is to see how they can spread peace to the neighbouring countries like Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.



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