Our History

The Peace Center for Forgiveness & Reconciliation (PCFR) is a not-for-profit organization based in Indianapolis, IN. Long before the organization received official 501(c)3 status in 2014, Kizito Kalima - Founder & Executive Director - had the strong desire to create a space where victims and perpetrators of violence could come together to heal and live reconciled lives.

Motivated by his own suffering and survival of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsis, Kizito did just that. Kizito’s career in law enforcement propelled his heart in the direction of absolute forgiveness and reconciliation, and he found immense freedom in that. Warm and welcoming by nature, Kizito began to form relationships with survivors and perpetrators of injustice all around the world and right here in Indianapolis.


These early relationships Kizito formed the foundation of PCFR today. PCFR has been a leading venue for constructive dialogue and a driving force for long-lasting, positive peace for first and second generation survivors of conflict, and others too. PCFR provides a wide array of case management services for resettled refugees in the greater Indianapolis area through two key programmatic areas: 1) Genocide Awareness & Prevention and 2) Peace Rebuilding Projects for Youth and Adults.

Read more about them below.

Genocide Awareness & Prevention

Peace Rebuilding Projects