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Joseph Habamahirwe

  • Christianity
  • Rwanda
  • Male
  • Rwanda
  • Middle Africa
  • KAICIID Fellows

Biography Narrative

Projects and International Engagement Manager. Glorious Cross Ministries

Joseph graduated magna cum laude with his licentiate in sacred theology from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya. He has published several books in many languages including Italian, Portuguese, French, English, Russian, Dutch, German, Polish and Spanish. His writings focus on African politics and environmental protection. He is the author of A Theological Remedy for the Environmental Crisis and Emerging From Aborted Liberations for a Free and United Africa. Joseph has translated more than 40 books and also teaches church history and history of religions, which includes interreligious dialogue, at the Catholic University of Rwanda. He does this while holding the position of Projects and International Engagement Manager at the Glorious Cross Ministries. Joseph has conducted several training sessions on peacebuilding and conflict resolution in Burundi and Rwanda. In 2015, he trained young people from various political parties on peaceful coexistence during electoral process.

Interreligious Activities and Initiatives

Interreligious Dialogue at the Service of Peacebuilding in Rwanda

The initiative entitled ” Interreligious Dialogue at the Service of Peacebuilding in Rwanda ” educated 20 religious” people on peacebuilding with focus on interreligious dialogue. The project was needed because Rwanda is still going through the consequences of the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. Rather, there still ethnic and political conflicts in the country. For this reason, there is a need for a continuous peacebuilding process. The beneficiaries of this initiative were the religious sisters and brothers of a congregation known as ” Mission of the Glorious Cross of St. Francis of Assisi. They are women and men who have fully devoted their lives to God through this movement. Some of them are genocide survivors. I will train 20 of them since the initiative is small. All of them are Rwandese. Some of them live in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda others live in some provinces of Rwanda. I chose the capital city because I could easily access them and it is where I work on a full-time basis. The first day highlighted the importance of dialogue, how to dialogue, and interreligious of dialogue, while the second day highlighted the role of religious leaders in peacebuilding in Rwanda.

Area of Actions:

Interreligious Dialogue

Forms of Actions:

Educational Programmes