Thursday of Easter week, 1994, the most Christianized country in Africa became home to the continent's worst genocide. Rwanda, often idealized as the model nation for evangelism in Africa, descended into tragic darkness as Christians took up arms to kill other Christians, leaving over a million dead over 100 days. Emmanuel Katongole (raised by a Hutu mother and Tutsi father) describes how the Rwandan Genocide is a reflection of the deep brokenness found in the Church today - not solely in Africa, but in the West as well. Katongole helps us to understand how and why tribalism has unfortunately become an unquestioned feature in Christian practice today. He believes that by looking at what happened and why, we can find hope for the global body of Christ, and develop a Christian identity that bears witness to the hope of the Gospel and the peace of Christ.
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In 1994, the most Christianized country in Africa became the site of its worst genocide. The tragedy was in Rwanda, but what happened was a mirror reflecting the deep brokenness of the church in the West. Yet by looking at what happened and why, we can find hope for the global body of Christ.
Emmanuel M. Katongole is associate research professor of theology and world Christianity in the Divinity School at Duke University and the co-director of the Duke Center for Reconciliation. He is a Catholic priest of the Kampala Archdiocese, Uganda.
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is an associate minister at St. Johns Baptist Church. A graduate of Duke Divinity School, Jonathan is engaged in reconciliation efforts in Durham, North Carolina, directs the School for Conversion (newmonasticism.org), and is a sought-after speaker and author of several books. The Rutba House, where Jonathan lives with his wife, Leah, their son, JaiMichael, daughter, Nora Ann, and other friends, is a new monastic community that prays, eats, and lives together, welcoming neighbors and homeless. Find out more at jonathanwilsonhartgrove.com.