In the framework of the Chair On Peace Education the University Centre Saint Ignatius Antwerp organizes, in collaboration with 11.11.11, Pax Christi & Sant’Egidio, a session on local practices of reconciliation in broken communities on Wednesday, April 3rd 2019.

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, this session presents a case in practice on mediation between perpetrators and victims in Rwanda, to inspire a reflection on reconciliation efforts in other contexts of social exclusion in our own society.

The programme consists of contributions by three theologians:

  • introduction by Jacques Haers sj (University Parish Leuven)
  • lecture (in French) by Laurien Ntezimana (Association Modeste et Innocent)
  • lecture (in English) by Elías López-Pérez sj (Jesuit Refugee Service)

And a panel debate with Bea Cantillon (University of Antwerp), Naima Charkaoui (Children’s Rights Commissioner), Annemarie Gielen (Pax Christi Vlaanderen) and Hilde Kieboom (Sant’Egidio).

More information in only available in Dutch.

Date & Time

3 April 2019
8 p.m.-10.30 p.m.


Church Sint-Carolus Borromeus
Hendrik Conscienceplein 6
2000 Antwerp


Free entrance, online registration is required.

In collaboration with:


coalition of NGOs, unions, movements and various solidarity groups in Flanders

Pax Christi Flanders

Flemish devision of this international peace movement


global christian community devoted to the poor


Prinsstraat 14
B-2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 (0)3 265 49 60
Fax +32 (0)3 707 09 31