On today's program, Jean speaks with the only American who stayed in Rwanda during the genocide, which began on April 7, 1994. They discuss some of the tough decisions he and his family had to make during the mass slaughter, and look with hope to the healing that the country is experiencing today. Guests: Director/Co-founder of World Outside My Shoes - Carl & Teresa Wilkens
How Did Carl & Teresa End Up in Rwanda?Starting at 3 min05 sec
At the time, no one seemed to think much about this tiny little country. So what called their attention to this place?
Why Did the Genocide Happen?Starting at 5 min50 sec
Many people have probably learned about the genocide from movies, but what is the complete story about why this horrible event took place?
ForgivenessStarting at 42 min23 sec
How could people rebuild their trust in the community after so many of them had been betrayed by their own neighbors and members of the government?
World Outside My ShoesStarting at 45 min30 sec
Learn more about this educational non-profit organization that helps people affected by genocide become part of their community once again.
Here are some links you might find useful.
Carl Wilkens' TEDx Talk (on YouTube)
I'm Not Leaving - Book by Carl
World Outside My Shoes Website