The Reverend Lyndon Harris, Executive Director of Gardens of Forgiveness and the priest in charge of Saint Paul’s Chapel at ground zero will be speaking about his experience during 9/11 and how that led him to create Forgiveness Gardens all over the world.
Founded as a way forward in the aftermath of 9/11, the Gardens of Forgiveness organization has been active in promoting forgiveness throughout the United States and around the world, notably since 2009 in Kigali, Rwanda. Rev. Harris will be speaking with Sarah Hipp who has been living in Rwanda and helping to create a garden of forgiveness in the capital city of Rwanda.
The evening will include a short documentary film about the gardens of forgiveness, Q and A time with Rev. Harris and Sarah, discussion of ways to get involved and opportunity to purchase Rwandan hand-made crafts. David LaMotte, from the NC Council of Churches, will also be on hand to begin the evening with a song or two.
The Gardens of Forgiveness is an initiative of Sacred City, Inc., (501©3) and serves to promote the work of forgiveness, developing a network through which to create a future beyond violence, with gardens serving as venues for conflict transformation and healing in communities around the world.