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Archbishop Kolini at the workshop.
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Participants at another HIV/AIds workshop in the Diocese of Kigali recently.
Grace Mugabe
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Forgive one another - Kolini
by Grace Mugabe
 
RWANDA 070304-1
March 4, 2007

[L'Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda - Rwanda] The leader of the Anglican Church of Rwanda, Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini has urged Rwandans to forgive one another for the sake of pleasing God the Almighty.

The prelate said this on March 2, to over 80 participants who had come from various churches of the country to attend a five-day workshop on HIV-Aids education at Biryogo in Nyarugenge district.

In his opening remark, Kolini urged the audience to forgive one another so as to be blessed.

"Love and forgiveness is the foundation for any established society, you should therefore forgive one another for the good of the society," he said, adding that the church has a role to fight the stigma around HIV and Aids stigma and discrimination among its flock. He advised faith groups to love and care for the people that live with HIV/Aids for the good of the nation.

The workshop, which started on 26, February, was organized by the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda in conjunction with Samaritan's Purse International.

The Samaritan's Purse International dispatched HIV/ Aids activists to Rwanda in a bid to help churches in the fight against HIV/Aids epidemic. The activists came from US, UK, Ethiopia and Kenya.

On her part, Jeannine Uwimana, a health scientist told the youth to desist from sexual immorality for the sake of preventing themselves from contracting HIV/Aids. She advised youth to practice abstinence in order to protect them selves from HIV/ Aids pandemic.