Sep 242013

Immaculée Ilibagiza to talk about faith, hope, love and forgiveness

Immaculée Ilibagiza, a Rwandan genocide survivor and New York Times best-selling author of Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Genocide is scheduled to speak at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church about faith, hope, love and forgiveness.
In 1994, members of the Hutu tribe in Rwanda took up arms against the Tutsi tribe. In only 100 days, they slaughtered over 800,000 Tutsis using only spears, clubs and machetes. It was genocide, and few Tutsis survived. Immaculée Ilibagiza was one of the few.
In the years since the genocide, Immaculée has come to grips with what happened, and what she can do about it. She has written a book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Genocide, and has been telling her story in venues around the world. She will bring her message of faith and forgiveness to St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in West Chester, PA on October 11 and 12, 2013. Please join us for this powerful retreat. For more information or to register, please visit:
Ilibagiza has received honorary degrees from The University of Notre Dame, Saint John’s University, and Walsh University. She has been recognized and honored with numerous humanitarian awards including: The Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace 2007,” and a recipient of the American Legacy’s Women of Strength & Courage Award.
Her book has received a Christopher Award “affirming the highest values of human spirit,” and has been chosen as Outreach Magazine’s selection for “Best Outreach Testimony/Biography Resource of 2007.” Left to Tell has been adopted into the curriculum of dozens of high schools and universities.
Ilibagiza is regarded as one of world’s leading speakers on peace, faith, and forgiveness. She has shared her universal message with world dignitaries, school children, multinational corporations, churches and many others. She works hard to spread her message and to raise money for her Left to Tell Charitable Fund, which directly benefits the children orphaned by the genocide.

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