Quaker Peacemaking in Africa - Burundian Friend Adrien Niyongabo

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Adrien Niyongabo, Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities

<p>Adrien Niyongabo, Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) in Burundi plays with children outside Kibimba Friends Church. Photo by: Andrew Peterson</p>

Adrien Niyongabo, Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) in Burundi plays with children outside Kibimba Friends Church. Photo by: Andrew Peterson

American Friends Service Committee works closely with Quakers in Burundi, central Africa on peacebuilding and social cohesion projects. Adrien Niyongabo, the Director of the Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) program, an AFSC partner, will present about his organization’s work to bring together Hutu and Tutsis to heal from a decade of violent conflict and create renewed peace in communities.

Currently on a U.S. tour sponsored by the African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams, Adrien will share about the role of Friends in Burundi to advocate for the Truth and Reconciliation process in that country and their role during the 2010 elections to monitor and advocate for peace.

This event is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee’s Africa Public Education and Advocacy program.

Contact Information: 

Anna Crumley-Effinger, AFSC’s Program Director – Africa at africa@afsc.org or 215-241-7150

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