"The whole movement of life is learning" (Krishnamurti). "To be an act of knowing, then, the adult literacy process must engage the learners in the constant problematizing of their existential situations" (Freire). "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free" (Douglass). "I can learn anything I have the desire to learn" (White, S.G.).

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Portraits of Reconciliation- Rwanda

A few weeks ago, I saw this feature in the New York Times about a reconciliation project between the Hutus and Tutsis of Rwanda, which I think is a great example of the concept of restorative justice:

Portraits of Reconciliation

Through this program, which is run by a non-profit organization, victims and perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide participate in counseling sessions.  At the end of the program, the perpetrator formally requests forgiveness from the survivor and if forgiveness is granted, then they hold a community celebration.

It is a very interesting and touching article.  Please read it if you have time. :-)

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