The Great Lakes Initiative (GLI), in partnership with African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM), Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), Duke Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation (CFR) and World Vision International (WVI) offers the seventh annual Great Lakes Leadership Institute in Kampala, Uganda. Rooted in a Christian vision, this intensive Institute nourishes, renews and deepens Christian leaders in the ministry of reconciliation, justice, and peace. Throughout the week, Institute participants will work together on a theology and methodologies of reconciliation that comes from the cries and hopes of the entire region and our individual communities. The structure of the week offers morning worship and plenary teachings that will set us on a common journey of reconciliation, lament, hope, leadership, and responsibility. In the afternoons, each participant will work within a targeted, thematic Seminar led by a Facilitator with expertise in that field. At the midpoint of the Institute, we will journey together on a pilgrimage to a site of pain and hope where God’s vision for peace and reconciliation is being lived out.
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