[ACNS source: Council of the Anglican Provinces of Africa] The Episcopal Church of Rwanda has become a pillar of hope and reconciliation to millions of Rwandans who were affected by the 1994 genocide.
To demonstrate the church's commitment to reconciliation, Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini, Primate of the Episcopal Church of Rwanda, recently established a body that will bring together all religious groups in Rwanda to discuss unity.
The Interfaith Commission for Re-integration of Rwanda is headed by the Archbishop and deputised by Rwanda's Islamic leader, Shehe Mufti Habimana Saleh. It will seek ways and means of ending ethnic animosity while promoting dialogue and free expression of all people.
Rwanda recently debated and agreed on a new constitution that is expected to guide the country to peace and democracy. Presidential elections will now be held on August 25 while parliamentary polls are slated for September 29.
These will be the first elections since the genocide that killed more that half a million people.