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YAMBIO - 30 Sep 2015

Church-led conference on forgiveness concludes in Yambio

The Episcopal Church has wrapped up a three-day conference focusing on forgiveness and reconciliation in Yambio, Western Equatoria State. The conference featured guests from Rwanda who shared their experiences about genocide in their country.

Church leaders, community leaders and politicians attended the event, as well as facilitators from Rwanda who shared their experiences of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, Radio Miraya reported yesterday.

The Episcopal Bishop of Yambio Peter Munde says South Sudanese should learn from Rwanda’s experiences. “We learnt very much from Rwandans. Rwanda is a country which underwent the same thing,” he said.

“They had genocide, but today when you go to Rwanda you would not know that they went through this. The most important thing we have learnt is forgiveness. If we want to build peace in our country, we have to forgive each other. So there is need for a change from war to peace. I have been telling the youth – you have children and a wife. If you start war now, all of them are going to grow in war,” Munde said.