Our mission is to remove the obstacles to forgiveness and promote healing both for victims and perpetrators of injustice. By creating venues for constructive dialogue, we will build ties of understanding and cooperation, leading to reconciliation.
The Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States of America, is the realization of the vision of Rwandan genocide survivor, Kizito D. Kalima.
In collaboration with several peace advocates, Kalima developed the innovative Indianapolis Model of Rwandan genocide memorial that promotes education, unity, and reconciliation among the young Hutu and Tutsi Rwandans who find themselves living outside Rwanda.
Through the Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Kalima has expanded upon his Indianapolis Model to create a permanent institution dedicated to helping youth overcome the legacy of violence, hatred, and division. The Center provides pathways to peace for young people through its Peace Academy, a program that offers conflict resolution training, character building, and mentoring from caring adults. The Center also provides support and fosters healing for young people who have experienced the pain of injustice or other traumatic events in their lives through its Journey to Freedom program.[contact_form email=”email@example.com” subject=”A contact through the IIC webpage”]
Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation