Hometown – Episcopal Migration Ministries

Hosted ByAllison Duvall and Kendall Martin

A Podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries

The Hometown podcast features interviews with people resettled to the U.S. as refugees, history and background on refugee-producing countries, interviews with authors, and spiritual reflections from lay and clergy across the Church. In addition, in-between season episodes include advocacy and policy updates, webinar recordings, and opportunities to get involved in the ministry of welcome.

Rwanda: Land of a Thousand Hills

Hometown: EMM
Hometown: EMM
Rwanda: Land of a Thousand Hills
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Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club. This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Luke 8 – Luke 11:13

On this week’s episode, we reflect on scripture and then learn about the history of Rwanda, where our reflection author was born.

Reflection author: The Rev. Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa is currently Director of Transition Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, though he spent his early years in Rwanda, where much of his extended family still lives. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican Church after completing his his Bachelor of Divinity degree at St. Paul’s United Theological College in Limuru, Kenya. In 1999, he moved to Boston, where he completed his master’s degree in theological studies at Harvard Divinity School in 2001 and his doctorate in Ethics and Missions at Boston University in 2008.

He is the author of “Overcoming Cycles of Violence in Rwanda: Ethical Leadership and Ethnic Justice.” You can learn more about Jean Baptiste in the blog post we are releasing with this episode, at www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/blog.

For further reading on Rwanda, we recommend:

From War to Genocide: Criminal Politics in Rwanda, 1990–1994 by André Guichaoua, Translated by Don E. Webster
Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace by Susan Thomson will be released on April 24, 2018.

Upcoming Event!
EMM is offering our Love God, Love Neighbor training in Atlanta, GA May 2-4, 2018. www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/lgln

Support EMM and be a voice of welcome for newly arrived refugees through a virtual gift for friends or family. Show your support to our new neighbors with a tax-deductible gift that provides security and comfort during the first few months of transition.
Order online: www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/gifts-for-welcome

Our theme song was composed and recorded by Abraham Mwinda Ikando. Find his music at www.abrahammwindamusic.com

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Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.

Episcopal Migration Ministries: www.episcopalmigrationministries.org, www.facebook.com/emmrefugees, Twitter & Instagram, @emmrefugees

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