In the framework of the Chair On Peace Education the University Centre Saint Ignatius Antwerp organized, 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 presented 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 consisted 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).
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