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M. Jeanette Iman’ishimwe, a native of Rwanda, is an interpreter for the United Nations Refugees Agency in Zimbabwe. A former refugee, she describes the rejection her family experienced by family and church because they were an inter-tribal family. The family found a church home in a Congolese church in the refugee camp, learning a new language in order to worship. She is pursuing her master’s degree in public policy and governance at Africa University, focusing on how the church must embrace refugees and immigrants. You can reach her at

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