Friends University speaker to discuss 1993 Burundi ethnic massacre

David Niyonzima will speak Monday at Friends University’s Marriage and Family Therapy seminar on the power of forgiveness.

Niyonzima survived a massacre in 1993 that killed eight of his students. Niyonzima is a Quaker minister and director of a nonprofit psychosocial healing group called Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Services in Burundi.

The Monday night seminar is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended to ensure plenty of seating. For more information or to make a reservation, call 316-295-5629 or e-mail

The seminar begins at 6 p.m. on the southeast corner of the Friends University campus at Kellogg Drive and Hiram. Participants are encouraged to enter through the north entrance of the building.