> The Geonicide Memorial in Kigali

>We had another full day, visiting BPeace associates in their places of businesses and photographing them at work. Then off to the Geonocide Memorial to pay our respects to the victims and people of Rwanda. It was something we felt we really needed to do. We saw very graphic displays of video, photography and mass graves. We were all forever changed by what we saw and read and wept with our friends here as we remembered how the world looked away. All of Rwanda was impacted by this crisis of evil. There is no other way to describe what we saw other than evil and humanity at its absoloute worst. There are those that think man is basically good-if they saw what we saw that idea would be forever shattered. We saw coffins stacked in mass graves and photos of children and adults massacred. Rwanda each year beginning in April until July 3 remembers for 100 days the geonicide and the country has learned forgiveness and reconcilliation in ways I could have never imagined. This was the safest country we had ever witnessed here in Africa. At dinner we heard stories of women who married into families that killed their parents. We heard of children taken in and being raised by those that murdered their parents. Mothers that took in the children of those that killed their own kids and are raising them as their own. And the widows the many,many widows we could not believe what we saw.

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