EVENT: Healing Rwanda: What place for forgiveness after genocide? – 11 July 2016

9On 11 July, in collaboration with
The Guerrand-Hermes Foundation for Peace (GHFP), we will be holding our fourth Forgiveness Conversation of 2016 – a preview screening of ‘The Invincible’, a short film by Yves Niyongabo. The film tells the remarkable story of Jean Paul Samputu, a Rwandan musician, and Vincent, Jean Paul’s friend and neighbour who killed his father in the 1994 genocide.

The 30-minute film will be followed by a Q&A with Jean Paul who is in London for the event, and also with Lesley Bilinda, currently vicar of St Andrew’s Church, Fulham Fields and author of two books – The Colour of Darkness and With What Remains. Lesley was running a community health programme in eastern Rwanda when her Rwandan husband, Charles, was killed in the genocide. Both Jean Paul Samputu and Lesley Bilinda are tireless advocates for peace, reconciliation and forgiveness.

The discussion will be chaired by Scherto Gill, the Executive Secretary and Research Fellow of the GHFP which has worked in Rwanda in collaboration with National Unity and Reconciliation Commission in developing programmes aimed at healing the wounds of genocide and peacebuilding within the community.

Date:    Monday, 11 July 2016
Time:     6.30pm (doors open 6pm)
Venue:   St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG
Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions. Available here

Not recommended for children under 12 years.


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