March 24, 2016 – On Tuesday, April 5, Immaculée Ilibagiza will share her story of survival, peace, faith, and forgiveness at Endicott College. She will speak at Tuesday April 5 at the Wax Academic Center Auditorium at Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA. The event is free and open to the public.
Immaculée Ilibagiza is a living example of faith put into action. Immaculée's life was transformed dramatically during the 1994 Rwandan genocide where she and seven other women spent 91 days huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor's house. Immaculée entered the bathroom a vibrant, 115-pound university student with a loving family - she emerged weighing just 65 pounds to find most of her family had been brutally murdered.
Immaculée credits her salvage mostly to her faith in God. Through prayer, she eventually found it possible, and in fact imperative, to forgive her tormentors and her family's murderers.
In 1998, Immaculée immigrated to the United States to work for the United Nations promoting peace. Immaculée has written seven books about the Rwandan genocide, faith, and forgiveness. Among her publications is the New York Times bestseller, Left to tell: Discovering God amidst the Rwandan holocaust. She became a naturalized American citizen in 2013.