Peace, Forgiveness & Reconciliation
Museum and Memorial
After the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis ended in July 1994, some of the youth who survived turned their anger toward the genocidaires, or perpetrators, and devoted themselves to seeking revenge. Others decided to take a different direction and channel that anger and ambition towards positive thinking and living.
It was at this time that the idea of working to create a peaceful world and putting an end to the cycle of violence started. With the help of dedicated peacemakers from all over the world, these young people started gathering in 2005 to work toward forgiveness and reconciliation. There were many valiant attempts to bring these young people together for common good, but initially, there was hardly any lasting success.
It was not until 2011, when the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis Memorial was held in Indianapolis, that these young people sat together and talked positively about their future. The commemoration brought everyone together from different places in the world. Those who attended included the Rwanda Ambassador in the United States, the high ranking officials from the Rwanda National Reconciliation and Unity Committee, and the local civil rights leaders, bishops, and Muslim clerks.
This memorial marked the beginning of a movement to come together and spread the message of forgiveness which leads to genuine reconciliation and long lasting peace.
The Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation is at the forefront of this movement and plans to create a more permanent Genocide Memorial in Indianapolis, accessible by all who wish to learn more and join the movement towards reconciliation.
Currently, we offer guided tours of our Museum. We have hosted student-groups and visiting human rights activists amongst others. If you are interested in a guided-tour, please reach out to us through our Contact Us page.