m_Adventist Youth asked to uphold Ndi Umunyarwanda Initiative

Adventists youths attending the training

The Seventh Day Adventist youth in Nyamasheke district have been urged to rebuild their nationality spirit by supporting Ndi Umunyarwanda Initiative.

The mayor of Nyamasheke district Jean Baptiste Habyarimana was addressing the religious youth known as Jeunesse Adventiste (JA) on Tuesday December 17th 2013 during one week training in Nyamagabe District.

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Nyamasheke District Mayor Jean Baptiste Habyarimana addressing the youth

The one week training is being attended by 107 Adventists youths from 5 evangelical provinces in Adventist community. The training provides the youth with biblical and ethical teachings as well as real life experiences.

Habyarimana said that in the bad experience of tribal discrimination and hatred Rwandans have experienced over the years, there is a role of religious societies. Religion will therefore have to play a role in the unity and reconciliation of Rwandans and the first step is by promoting Ndi Umunyarwanda program in its people.

According to Pastor Ndagijimana Daniel of the seventh day Adventist in Nyamasheke zone, they encourage their followers and the youth to avoid tribal discrimination.

“The Adventist community here encourages the unoty of all Rwandans; we encourage what connects us than what divides us.” He clarified

Ndi Umunyarwanda is an initiative that was born out of the recent YouthConnektDialogue that aims at looking beyond what divides Rwandans to have a nation built on trust. It encourages having open dialogue, telling the truth, repentance, forgiveness and healing to strengthen the culture of accountability as well as unity and reconciliation.

The Adventist Youth Training started on Sunday 15th December 2013 and will conclude on Saturday 21st December 2013.

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