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 Gratien Nyaminani, left, murdered the husband of Mukakabera Bernadetta during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. After the genocide, Nyaminani was overcome with guilt. He begged for forgiveness and offered to help Bernadetta in any way he could, collecting her water, milking her cow and tending her garden. Bernadetta accepted and has fully forgiven him. As Nyaminani continued to help, Bernadetta's son fell in love with Nyaminani's daughter. The villagers scoffed at this love, but Bernadetta blessed the marriage and saw it as the end to a cycle of hate. Their children are now married and Bernadetta and Nyaminani share two grandchildren. Photographed in front of Bernadetta's home in the village of Kibirezi, near Mushaka, Rwanda, on Dec. 10, 2010.

Gratien Nyaminani, left, murdered the husband of Mukakabera Bernadetta during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. After the genocide, Nyaminani was overcome with guilt. He begged for forgiveness and offered to help Bernadetta in any way he could, collecting her water, milking her cow and tending her garden. Bernadetta accepted and has fully forgiven him. As Nyaminani continued to help, Bernadetta's son fell in love with Nyaminani's daughter. The villagers scoffed at this love, but Bernadetta blessed the marriage and saw it as the end to a cycle of hate. Their children are now married and Bernadetta and Nyaminani share two grandchildren. Photographed in front of Bernadetta's home in the village of Kibirezi, near Mushaka, Rwanda, on Dec. 10, 2010.

 Ntibaziyaremye Ildephonse, left, killed nine members of Mukangwije Immaculette's family, including her mother, two sisters, five brothers, and one nephew. Immaculette has forgiven Ildephonse and says doing so allowed peace to finally return to her heart. Photographed at the end of a retreat for reconciliation, peace and healing in Mushaka, Rwanda, on Dec. 11, 2010.

Ntibaziyaremye Ildephonse, left, killed nine members of Mukangwije Immaculette's family, including her mother, two sisters, five brothers, and one nephew. Immaculette has forgiven Ildephonse and says doing so allowed peace to finally return to her heart. Photographed at the end of a retreat for reconciliation, peace and healing in Mushaka, Rwanda, on Dec. 11, 2010.

 Bicamumpaka Ildephonse, right, killed Kikuze Marc's mother, brother and nephew during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Ildephonse begged for a pardon and Marc forgave him. They have fully reconciled and are now friends. Their wives are friends. Their families are friends. When one has a party, the other is always invited. Photographed in front of Marc's home in the village of Nzahaha, Rwanda, on Dec. 12, 2010.

Bicamumpaka Ildephonse, right, killed Kikuze Marc's mother, brother and nephew during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Ildephonse begged for a pardon and Marc forgave him. They have fully reconciled and are now friends. Their wives are friends. Their families are friends. When one has a party, the other is always invited. Photographed in front of Marc's home in the village of Nzahaha, Rwanda, on Dec. 12, 2010.

 Hagimana Donatien, right, murdered Mukanana Valelie's husband during the genocide, leaving her a widow. Valelie has fully forgiven Donatien. They are neighbors and friends now who frequently gather to share a gourd of banana beer in the afternoon. Photographed in front of Valelie's home in the village of Kibirezi, Rwanda, on Dec. 13, 2010.

Hagimana Donatien, right, murdered Mukanana Valelie's husband during the genocide, leaving her a widow. Valelie has fully forgiven Donatien. They are neighbors and friends now who frequently gather to share a gourd of banana beer in the afternoon. Photographed in front of Valelie's home in the village of Kibirezi, Rwanda, on Dec. 13, 2010.

 Uwihangaye Phillipe, left, is a Hutu who married a Tutsi. During the genocide he hid nine people in an effort to save them, including friends and in-laws. Nzeyimana Octave, right, killed two of the nine people Phillipe was trying to save; Phillipe's brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Now, they have fully reconciled. Photographed in the village of Kibirezi, Rwanda, on Dec. 13, 2010.

Uwihangaye Phillipe, left, is a Hutu who married a Tutsi. During the genocide he hid nine people in an effort to save them, including friends and in-laws. Nzeyimana Octave, right, killed two of the nine people Phillipe was trying to save; Phillipe's brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Now, they have fully reconciled. Photographed in the village of Kibirezi, Rwanda, on Dec. 13, 2010.

 Aloys Uwemeyimana, right, saved 122 people during the genocide, including Kayihura Alexander. He hid Alexander for three days and paid for him to be transported across the Rusizi River to the Democratic Republic of the Congo at 2 a.m. one morning. After saving so many people, the killers came to murder Aloys, even though he is a Hutu. Luckily, he was able to pay the killers off and survived. Photographed in Kibirezi, Rwanda, on Dec. 13, 2010.

Aloys Uwemeyimana, right, saved 122 people during the genocide, including Kayihura Alexander. He hid Alexander for three days and paid for him to be transported across the Rusizi River to the Democratic Republic of the Congo at 2 a.m. one morning. After saving so many people, the killers came to murder Aloys, even though he is a Hutu. Luckily, he was able to pay the killers off and survived. Photographed in Kibirezi, Rwanda, on Dec. 13, 2010.

 Teresfore Uzabakiriho, right, killed the father of Philippe Ngirente. Uzabakiriho's brother hid a Tutsi woman and saved her during the genocide. That woman is now Ngirente's wife. They have all reconciled and are amazed at how their lives are intertwined. Photographed in front of Ngirente's home in Mushaka, Rwanda, on Dec. 13, 2010.

Teresfore Uzabakiriho, right, killed the father of Philippe Ngirente. Uzabakiriho's brother hid a Tutsi woman and saved her during the genocide. That woman is now Ngirente's wife. They have all reconciled and are amazed at how their lives are intertwined. Photographed in front of Ngirente's home in Mushaka, Rwanda, on Dec. 13, 2010.

 Ntibaziyaremye Ildephonse, left, is the nephew of Nahumuganwa Damien, right. Ildephonse's father is a Hutu. His mother is a Tutsi. Ildephonse killed members of his own family during the genocide because they were Tutsi including his uncle and cousin (Damien's brother and nephew.) Damien found Ildephonse in prison to tell him he was forgiven and accepted back into the family. Ildephonse fell to his knees and wept. When Ildephonse was released from prison, Damien hosted a celebratory feast in his honor. They are fully reconciled. Photographed in Mushaka, Rwanda, on Dec. 11, 2010.

Ntibaziyaremye Ildephonse, left, is the nephew of Nahumuganwa Damien, right. Ildephonse's father is a Hutu. His mother is a Tutsi. Ildephonse killed members of his own family during the genocide because they were Tutsi including his uncle and cousin (Damien's brother and nephew.) Damien found Ildephonse in prison to tell him he was forgiven and accepted back into the family. Ildephonse fell to his knees and wept. When Ildephonse was released from prison, Damien hosted a celebratory feast in his honor. They are fully reconciled. Photographed in Mushaka, Rwanda, on Dec. 11, 2010.

 Giselle Abayizigira is the daughter of Sinbabakwira Straton, who killed the mother of Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga, right. As a gesture to show Straton that he is forgiven, Rugirangoga set up a scholarship and is paying for Giselle and her brother to attend school while their father is in prison. Photographed in Kigali, Rwanda, on Dec. 20, 2010. Fr. Rugirangoga leads by example and is the inspiration for many of his parishioners to embrace forgiveness.

Giselle Abayizigira is the daughter of Sinbabakwira Straton, who killed the mother of Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga, right. As a gesture to show Straton that he is forgiven, Rugirangoga set up a scholarship and is paying for Giselle and her brother to attend school while their father is in prison. Photographed in Kigali, Rwanda, on Dec. 20, 2010. Fr. Rugirangoga leads by example and is the inspiration for many of his parishioners to embrace forgiveness.