Personal Courage To Bring Peace In The Midst of War

January 21, 2013
Hosted by Audrey E. Kitagawa

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Civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo claimed the lives of over five million people in one of the deadliest wars in contemporary African history. Known as the Great War of Africa, which began in 1998, it involved multiple armed groups, and other African countries. The war and the ensuing conflicts were heavily driven by control over the valuable natural resources of the country. Bonifus Kabongo Ilunga, was asked to undertake a life threatening mission to find the leader of the Mai Mai rebel group deeply ensconced in a heavily armed and guarded jungle region, and persuade him to come to the peace table. A feared group, the Mai Mais were initially formed to defend their communities against primarily Rwandan forces, but began to exploit the war, and caused great suffering to the people by their heinous acts. Mr. Ilunga shares his harrowing mission, and the valuable services which his religious community, the Methodists, provide to help the people affected by war.

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Audrey E. Kitagawa

Audrey E. Kitagawa

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Audrey E. Kitagawa, is a cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, and a graduate of Boston College Law School. She practiced law in Honolulu for twenty years. At the time of her retirement in 1996, Ms. Kitagawa had a Martindale-Hubbel AV rating, (i.e. highest rating for professional and ethical excellence in the legal profession). She is President of the Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family, a nondenominational, ecumenical, spiritual community with broad global outreach. She is the former Advisor to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict at the United Nations, and the former Vice President/Trustee of Council For A Parliament of The World’s Religions, one of the world’s largest conveners of communities of faith. She is currently a Founding Trustee of the New York City Peace Museum.

She has been enstooled into the royal family as the Nekoso Hemaa (i.e.Queen Mother of Development), of Ajiyamanti in Ghana, West Africa, and has a school named after her in her African name, the Nana Ode Anyankobea Junior Secondary School. She has published articles in World Affairs, The Journal of International Issues. She has authored chapters for three books, and has been listed in Who's Who of American Law, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and Prominent People of Hawaii.

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