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.

Logo for REACH RwandaSt. Mark’s works with faith-based organizations and communities around the world to help us raise local awareness of global issues.  We bring activists to the local community to give public lectures and teach us about their work, and to challenge us to engage with the world in creative ways. 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 us every year to discuss genocide and the Rwandan experience. We are also preparing 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.

St. Mark’s has committed ourselves to the accomplishment of the Millenium Development Goals, and we provide funding every year to support organizations that seek to eradicate poverty.

St. Mark’s Work in Rwanda

To hear more about St. Mark’s work in Rwanda and our commitment to global justice, listen to our Priest in Charge, the Rev. Hilary Greer, discuss this work as a guest on WILI’s Wayne Norman Show.  Simply go to the Best of the Wayne Norman Show archive and scroll down to one of the dates listed below to listen to the program:

April 30, 2012

The Rev. Hilary Greer joins the Rev. Philbert Kalisa to discuss their work with REACH Rwanda, an organization founded by Rev. Kalisa to facilitate the reconciliation of genocide offenders and survivors.

December 2, 2011

The Rev. Hilary Greer joins Kate English and Drew Beiter from The Educators’ Institute for Human Rights to discuss the fight against genocide in Rwanda and other countries.

November 4, 2011

The new priest at St. Mark’s Episcopal Chapel in Storrs, the Rev. Hilary Greer talks about her experiences with co-ops, NGO’s, peace and justice movements in Rwanda and India, and trauma chaplaincy.