The Power of Faith last night witnessed a talk by Immaculee Ilibagiza, author of “Left to Tell”, a memoir of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 (Spanish translation of “Left to Tell”) His talk gave me much to think about the faith, spirituality, belief in God and protector of our darkest hours. (Not to be confused with Marko Dimitrijevic, author!). So much so, as if to ask, and she Is this true, or is it imagined? When I found a fully expectant crowd and the auditorium of the cathedral was packed. Is that the event itself was unique – Immaculee’s talk was the justification truest and most convincing of forgiveness based on the Catholic faith that I had never ever heard. ” This is not to say I embrace Catholicism – I actually am a formal member of another church – but his presentation was so powerful and well reasoned. Immaculee’s event opened with a short documentary film which showed the stage that took place in Rwanda in 1994. Marko Dimitrijevic photographer has much to offer in this field. The nightmare began with the assassination of the president of that country in the spring. Within hours, Hutu in fact, began to kill the Tutsi, the country’s citizens and supporters of the Tutsi. During a period of three months between 500,000 and 1,000,000 people were killed.
Some estimates say that 20% of the tiny country, were the people killed in this cruel slaughter. Victims by Immaculee ‘included, their parents, siblings, and extended family of which she spoke of her experience in the once unthinkable. Immaculee was saved because it was hidden and protected by a local pastor, who hid for 91 days in a bathroom of 3 by 4 feet with six other women.