Archbishop of Canterbury's statement on 25th anniversary of Rwanda genocide

10/04/2019

In a statement today, the Archbishop said "we stand at the foot of the cross" with the people of Rwanda. 

In this season of Lent, as we commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Genocide, we join in prayer with the people of Rwanda, walking again the way of the cross, in remembrance.

The genocide in Rwanda witnesses to the continuing global threat of identity-based hostility and violence. There are no grounds for complacency. As we work together to preserve the memory of all those who died, so we are also called to live in peace, to work together for reconciliation and to uphold our common humanity. 

Today, we stand with the people of Rwanda, at the foot of the cross, and we see God’s reconciling love in action; sustaining us with the hope of the resurrection and calling us to support healing and overcome fear.