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“Seeds of Genocide: Witness to the Genocide in Rwanda ” – Carl Wilkin

Date: 4 March 2006

Speaker: Carl Wilkin

Position: ADRA Director-Rwanda (1990-1994); now chaplain, Milo Adventist Academy , Oregon (1995-present)

Topic: “Seeds of Genocide: Witness to the Genocide in Rwanda ”

Venue: Chan Shun Hall

Attendance: 186


Presentation: Wilkin shared his experiences as ADRA director during the genocide of 1994-95. It could have been prevented if foreign soldiers had been allowed to intervene rather than simply evacuate white foreigners. While his wife Theresa & their three children left, Carl stayed to bring food, water, & medicine to orphans in Kigali . The causes of the “killing spree” were not race, ethnicity, or religion, but “greed, arrogance, and power.” He showed a video clip of foreign soldiers entering Rwanda ; it portrayed roadblocks, mutilated bodies, & natives pleading with journalists to be evacuated. Many Rwandans at the AAF meeting testified of their gratitude for Wilkin’s intervention.

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