Among Women 173: Reflecting on Rwanda, with Lisa Hendey

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Feb 11, 2014

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Elizabeth of Portugal

“Among Women” Guest: Lisa Hendey

The 2013 Egan Journalism Fellows at the Media High Council in Kigali, Rwanda.  Credit: Photo by Kim Pozniak/CRS

The 2013 Egan Journalism Fellows at the Media High Council in Kigali, Rwanda.
Credit: Photo by Kim Pozniak/CRS

This week we explore the reflections of author and CatholicMom.com founder Lisa Hendey as she talks about a troubling subject:  the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. Although this conversation is challenging, in terms of the devastating horror of genocide, and its continued threat in the modern world,  it is also one of hope and the grace of forgiveness amid deep sorrow. Lisa explains the opportunity she had as a recipient of the Egan Fellowship  from Catholic Relief Services, to visit Rwanda last fall. She details the effect the mission had on her, and the seeming miraculous graces she found there amidst pain and heartbreak.

Links for this episode:

Pat Gohn’s speaking events 

A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms by Lisa Hendey

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Egan Fellowship at CRS

Donate to CRS

CRS Fair trade items

World View Wednesdays on Catholic Mom

Read Lisa Hendey’s Rwanda Journal on Catholic Mom (Note: some descriptions and images are rather disturbing, read with care if children are nearby.)

Catholic Mom.com

Article: “Rwanda: Forgiveness and Renewal Following 1994 Genocide” by Helen Blakesley

Article: “Love and Forgiveness after Rwanda Genocide” by Lane Hartill

Other shows of related interest:

Catholic TV’s Inter Nos with Lisa Hendey

 AW 114: Communing with the Saints, with Lisa Hendey

AW 56: A discussion about The Handbook for Catholic Moms, by Lisa Hendey

AW 27: Lisa Hendey and Pat Gohn discuss their surviving breast cancer

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Image credit: Screen shot from Catholic TV’s Inter Nos