Study Guide – feedback 2019

In a study guide feedback session with nine participants, respondents reflected on powerful discussions on forgiveness, confronting personal pain, and the strength gained from storytelling and community building.

Difficult moments involved processing heavy emotional content, particularly regarding the Rwandan genocide. Suggestions for improvement included longer sessions and varied learning methods. Personal changes embraced a deeper understanding of forgiveness, with many noting a shift towards calmness and less judgment.

Participants anticipated sharing their transformative experiences to encourage others in conflict and healing processes, underlining the value of support throughout the journey.

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Book review by Prof. Paul Rutayisire

This book is both interesting and enlightening. It tackles one of the consequences of the Genocide against the Tutsi that is misunderstood by many Rwandans: the internal or psychological wounds caused by the traumatic events experienced or witnessed during and after the genocide. Such trauma manifests itself in collective and individual life experience. The feelings […]

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Kevin Jenkins, World Vision, on ‘From Genocide to Generosity’

“We rarely fully explore the healing power of forgiveness in our day-to-day lives, so John Steward’s deeply personal, first-hand view of sacrificial forgiveness in the midst of the Rwandan genocide is unimaginable. The personal journeys of pain and reconciliation will break your heart and inspire you. This book, emerging from experience with World Vision staff […]

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Book review

Book Review Posted on November 9, 2015 by taboradelaidemtc Title:  From Genocide to Generosity: Hatreds Heal on Rwanda’s Hill Author:  John Steward Publication details:  Carlisle, UK: Langham Global Library, 2015 Summary:  John Steward served in Rwanda with World Vision in 1997, where he was engaged in reconciliation activities and programs in the aftermath of the […]

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