The author, one of a team of South Africans invited to Rwanda to advise the newly
appointed Unity and Reconciliation Commission, gives an overview of the political developments that led to the bloody genocide (February-April 1994) during which more than a million Rwandans died at the hands of their compatriots. The role that the churches played during the crisis was a disappoiniment to many; the conduct of many of the clergy - who not only condoned what was happening but actively took part in the events ... -is nothing less than shameful in view of the Gospel. If the churches want to regain their integrity, five challenges should be taken seriously: the churches should lead the country in a sincere confession of guilt; the churches should regain their prophetic witness in the country; they should contribute to leadership development and training; the churches should play their part in ministering to the poor and needy, to the traumatized in Rwanda; and, lastly, the churches should act as servants of reconciliation.
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