Church urged to put more emphasis in reconciliation

Christian Non-Government Organisation Rabagirana Ministries says the church needs to put more efforts in reconciliation programs.

The message was delivered yesterday during a press conference where Rabagirana Ministries briefed journalists about its reconciliation programs.

As Rwandans and friends worldwide are drawing closer to the 25th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the organisation leaders say that it is important for the church to foster forgiveness, unity, reconciliation among the Rwandans. The event took place at Ubumwe Grane Hotel in Kigali.

According to Rabagirana, the unity should break differences which may be based on religion, or ethnicity among other things.

Speaking to journalists, Pastor Joseph Nyamutera, the founder of the organisation, said that though there are usual reconciliation programs conducted by churches, more efforts need to be injected in commemoration and reconciliation.

He also said that religious dogmas taken without proper understanding and good wisdom can be dangerous. In this, it is proper for people to read the Bible and understand the whole of it, not just picking up a small part. For instance, he said that, people should believe in mercy and forgiveness, but should also believe in justice.