Rwanda genocide 25 years later: How a Christian nation overcomes its troubling past

By The Christian Post

Believers worship during a Sunday service at an Anglican Church in the Kacyiru, Rwanda, on Feb. 16, 2019. | Photo: The Christian Post/Samuel Smith

RWANDA — The doors to the church building were open as the sound of prayer and worship echoed into the street for all to hear as pedestrians, cars and loud dirt bikes went by.

Dozens were gathered for a service at an Anglican church in the town of Kacyiru, just outside of the landlocked African nation’s capital city. The worship band was decked out in blue robes as they belted their songs of praise, thanking the Lord for all that He has done and is doing to restore unity to the once genocide-ridden country.

Churchgoers heard a sermon from a visiting evangelical pastor that mirrored the motto that Rwandan churches and the Rwandan central government have stressed since the end of one of the worst human rights atrocities in decades: the need to live as “one” body under Christ. Or in the secular sense, the need for people to coexist as “one Rwanda.”

Source:The Christian Post