Local LWF Peace Messengers use new skills to promote reconciliation in the community
(LWI) – A youth-led initiative of the Lutheran Church of Rwanda (LCR) is providing young people with peace building skills, mobilizing them to promote reconciliation, and engage in community work.
Over 50 people aged 14-18 have participated in several community-based initiatives under the “Sparks of Peace” project, which was begun in April this year by LCR participants in The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Peace Messengers Program.
The Sparks of Peace project has created a space for young people to discuss and understand the underlying concepts and how they can be applied in their daily lives.
Geoffrey Munyaneza, Lutheran Church of Rwanda
“Beyond its primary focus of training about peace building and conflict resolution, the project has created a space for the young people to discuss and understand the underlying concepts and how they can be applied in their daily lives,” said Geoffrey Munyaneza.