The Catholic Sisters Who Resisted Genocide

During the 1994 Rwandan genocide the Benebikira Sisters, a Catholic order of religious women, at great risk to themselves, sheltered hundreds of orphans and others who sought refuge in their convents.

Last month, 6,000 miles away from their homeland, the sisters were honored with the Courage of Conscience Award by the Peace Abbey. The women were cited for “their courage, faith and integrity during the genocide in 1994.”

Read the whole story by Kathleen Sullivan here.

Learn more about the Benebikira Sisters and the Peace Abbey.

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