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A journey to peace starts with inclusiveness

By Cecily Liu | China Daily | Updated: 2017-10-27 07:21

When I heard Hyppolite Ntigurirwa talk about his journey to forgive those who murdered his father in front of him in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, I was moved to tears.

He was speaking at the One Young World summit in Bogota this month. I looked around me. Many of my fellow delegates were also wiping away tears while others looked into the distance in deep contemplation, greatly touched and inspired by this incredible story of peace and reconciliation.

One Young World, a nonprofit organization in London that gathers young people to share thoughts on global issues, held its annual summit in Colombia, a country trying to put itself back together after a gruesome 52-year civil war.

A journey to peace starts with inclusiveness

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