The Courage of Giving Refuge: Marguerite Barankitse

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6:45pm


One woman's courageous leadership as a beacon of refuge amidst hatred, violence, and war.

Marguerite (Maggy) Barankitse has been variously hailed as “the Mother Theresa of Africa”, a “humanitarian hero”; and “the most impressive Catholic woman leader out of Africa.” At her lecture on April 10th, she will share about her passion for providing refuge, the role her faith plays in her work, and her reflections on ethical leadership. A light reception will follow the lecture.

 Maggy is the 2016 recipient of the Aurora Prize and was in 2008 named the Opus Prize Laureate. In 1993, Maggy was working for the Catholic Bishop of Ruyigi in eastern Burundi, when Tutsis stormed the Bishop's residence and killed 72 Hutus. Amid the chaos, Maggy saved 25 children. Driven by hope and faith, Maggy founded Maison Shalom, and has raised and provided safe haven for over 200,000 children. Now, forced into exile from her home, she works with Burundi refugees in Rwanda. 

Cosponsored by Keough School of Global Affairs, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Contending Modernities, Center for Social Concerns, Campus Ministry, Africa Working Group, Catholic Peacebuilding Network, and Africana Studies.

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