Survivor of Violence speaks about Forgiveness

From Burundi with Love

– a seminar on trauma healing and forgiveness

David Niyonzima survived a massacre in 1993 in Burundi that was directed at him and a group of his Quaker students. This began David’s incredible journey of advocating and working with forgiveness and reconciliation plus learning how to heal traumatized clients.

Two events planned in Charlottesville:

* From Burundi with Love – a seminar on trauma healing and

forgiveness, Sept 19, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
To register: make $50 check payable to THARS Intl, and mail to Jim Mustin, 2706 Eton Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

Scholarships available for those in financial need. Contact Jim Mustin at 434-906-4239 or mustin3000@yahoo.com

* Free presentation on September 19, 7:30 pm

at Tandem Friends School, registration not required.

David is a Quaker Minister. He has a master’s degree in counseling and a doctoral degree in Leadership and Global Perspectives from George Fox University which also gave him its John Woolman Peacemaking Award in 2000. He is the Director of THARS (Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Services) in Bujumbura, Burundi where he developed a wide range of services including Listening Rooms, Support Groups and Community Mediation. He was a Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. He is the author (with Lon Fendall) of Unlocking Horns – Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Burundi.

Questions, contact:

Jim Mustin – African Peace Partners
2706 Eton Road – Charlottesville, VA 22903 434/906-4239 – mustin3000@yahoo.com

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