As part of the Anglican Communion, St. Mark’s is part of a global network of faith communities in more than 160 countries around the world. These global relationships ground our understanding of ourselves as a local congregation, and put us in personal relationship with people working to bring God’s peace, justice, and freedom to all parts of our world. St. Mark’s works with academic departments at UConn to offer lectures and discussions on campus about global issues, and to bring international activists to campus. We work in close partnership with REACH Rwanda, an organization that creates opportunities for post-genocide reconciliation and development in Rwanda and other countries in East Africa. We host a representative from REACH Rwanda to visit campus every year to discuss genocide and the Rwandan experience. We are also currently working with UConn to offer study tours to Rwanda to learn from the reconciliation process, and what it may have to teach our own deeply divided civil society in the US.