Regional clerics for reconciliation

Hundreds of Christians from Rwanda and beyond on Thursday thronged Amahoro indoor stadium to attend a four-day international convention.
Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini
Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini

Hundreds of Christians from Rwanda and beyond on Thursday thronged Amahoro indoor stadium to attend a four-day international convention.

The convention organized by the Anglican church of Rwanda-Kigali diocese was also attended by senior clerics that included Archbishops and Bishops from East Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sudan, South Africa and from the Anglican congregation of the United States.

The convention whose theme is: “A new heart, a new spirit for an individual” focuses on the ‘healing of people’s hearts’ that were shattered by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

In his opening remarks, Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini of the Anglican Church of Rwandan called upon Africans and Rwandans in particular to have a heart of forgiveness even to those who should not be forgiven.

 “It’s high time Rwandans and Africans in general put on the garments of forgiveness and love if we are to experience rapid development,” he advised.

The convention which is slated to end on Sunday with a service will also fundraise for the ongoing One Dollar Campaign.

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