Monday, October 29, 2007

Play at Catholic high school in Oakland recounts young woman’s experience of Rwandan genocide

"Kill them big, kill them small, kill them, kill them, kill them all!"

Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California, will present a student-written and directed play about the experiences of a young woman who lived through the Rwandan genocide in 1994. They play about Immaculée Ilibagiza, a Catholic, tells how she learned forgiveness for the very people who killed members of her family.

Ilibagiza, a member of Rwanda's Tutsi people, has written a book, Left to Tell, about the murderous uprising of the Hutus against the Tutsi from April to July 1994, which left 800,000 to 1 million Tutsis dead.

Read this story here: California Catholic Daily

"In Cordibus Jesu et Mariae"