Pilgrim Center For Reconciliation
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7001 Cahill Road Ste 17 Edina MN 55439 USA
To provide trauma-healing retreats to help african leaders recover from the debilitating effects of genocide, war, conflict, and loss.
The pilgrim center offers preaching, teaching, and retreats on reconciliation to facilitate healing from the traumas of war, the wounds of division, and other hurts and grief. The center serves christian leaders in churches, government, military, and civil society in africa and the united states. In 2011 the center held retreats in kenya, rwanda, burundi, uganda, and the united states, and worked with native americans in minnesota and south dakota.
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Since learning of this remarkable organization two years ago, my wife and I have contributed frequently. Its two founders and leading lights, Rev. Dr. Arthur Rouner, Jr. and his wife, Molly, travel twice yearly to Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya, where they bring the healing message of reconciliation to Africans who have suffered horribly during the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and in the course of other violent tribal conflicts. They are two of the most selfless individuals we have had the privilege of knowing. They quite literally and regularly change hardened hearts and provide deeply aggrieved people with newfound hope for a better life. In addition to their African work, they also minister to Native Americans living on reservations, many mired in a world of poverty and despair. I cannot commend their honorable work highly enough.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the course of meeting several Africans who attended the Rouners' 'workshops' in their native countries.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
find a way to vastly expand its reach to many, many desperately needy Africans.