The Rwandans invited the center’s executive director, Jan Arnow, to visit their country, where in May, she conducted workshops and discussions with a group that included various faiths, from Muslims to Catholics to Quakers to Pentecostals.
During that visit, she said, group members told her, “We want to do what your organization does” — leading to establishment of the center’s first branch outside Kentucky.
“They recognized that what they needed to do was create an interfaith organization under the umbrella of which they could do this work,” Arnow said, adding the Rwandan group will be run entirely by people in that nation but is using the Louisville branch as a model.
Courtesy of Jan Arnow Workshop participants in Rwanda worked on a team-building exercise intended to help teach them conflict resolution.
You can also check out Jan’s Rwanda Diary (blog)