September 1, 2014

Claude Richli is associate publisher of Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines.

Remembering Rwanda

​Reconciliation Is the Only Way Forward

BY CLAUDE RICHLI

How can the people of Rwanda, who have faced unfathomable losses, move forward and rebuild their lives? There is no other way than to learn to forgive and turn the page. Of course, those who have to do most of the forgiving are the Tutsis, but there are also countless moderate Hutu families that were decimated simply…

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Rwanda: A Country Where Christians Can Shine

BY CLAUDE RICHLI

Rwanda is rapidly becoming a model for all Africa. In a continent that has been so deeply scarred by tribalism and whose development has been significantly impeded by corruption, the progress of Rwanda throughout the last 10 years has been nothing short of spectacular. Because of its tragic past, the Rwanda government…


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"I'm Not Leaving!"

BY CLAUDE RICHLI

Not every Adventist turned against his or her neighbor, and not every missionary left the country with an armed convoy. When 270 international students, faculty, and missionaries left the campus of the Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA) in Mudende, some staff members stayed behind, buried the bodies, kept the…

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Mudende: Then and Now – Part II

BY CLAUDE RICHLI

In its May 12, 1994, edition, Adventist Review reported how United Nations troops helped evacuate more than 200 foreign students from 18 African and European countries from the Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA). 1 The church was also employing more than 70 expatriate teachers and…

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Mudende Then and Now – Part I

BY CLAUDE RICHLI

Mudende, as the campus of the Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA) was affectionately called, was the pride of the church in the region. It was located on a gentle slope of the Virunga Mountain range, just off the road coming up from Ruhengeri at the point where it turns left to descend toward Gisenyi. AUCA…

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Rwanda – 20 Years Later

BY CLAUDE RICHLI

On the evening of April 6, 1994, a mortar rocket took down the plane of Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira as it descended into Kigali, killing all on board. Immediately following these events, the…

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