A World in which Peace, Harmony and Growth are Evident Regardless of Differences.
The Peace Center for Forgiveness & Reconciliation was founded in 2014 by Kizito D. Kalima. He survived the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis in Rwanda. Today, Kizito’s story of unthinkable suffering, unconditional forgiveness, and transformational healing remains at the core of why we do what we do. From Genocide Awareness & Prevention, to our Peace Rebuilding Projects, we strive to spread the message of forgiveness and to achieve long lasting peace among all people.
"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you".
Lewis B. Smedes
What We Do
Peace Building-Forgiveness and Reconciliation Approach
Peace building is an ongoing process of getting people to talk to each other, fixing broken relationships.
PCFR Refugee resettlement methods address complicated and urgent concerns faced by immigrants and their families. These methods focus on long-term, lasting solutions rather than immediate relief.
Youth Empowerment and Development
We lead speaking engagements for schools, churches, and other community organizations on the topics of forgiveness, reconciliation, and breaking cycles of violence.
Genocide Awareness and Overcoming Adiversity
The 1994 Genocide in Rwanda left lasting emotional and psychological scars on
survivors, making healing and reconciliation challenging. It shattered families,
communities, and had a significant impact on Rwanda's political and economic
landscape, necessitating extensive restoration. Despite these challenges, Rwanda
has demonstrated remarkable post-genocide recovery and reconciliation efforts,
highlighting its people's resilience and capacity for positive change. PCFR stresses
the importance of preventing such atrocities and promoting community-driven
solutions for forgiveness, reconciliation, and rebuilding lives.