Photo by @johnstanmeyer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Maria Uwambaje, who lost four of her children during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, stands with Boniface Twagiramungu, who led killers to those children. Uwambaje has forgiven Twagiramungu. A program led by the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding, @karuna_center is helping such perpetrators and victims heal their trauma. Reconciliation and forgiveness is the first step in changing indifference, a means of returning balance, so that our neighbors and society to find peace, reach understanding of our human commonality. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From my latest story for @natgeo, Us vs Them, Things That Divide Us, in the March 2018 single topic issue on Race. Link is in my Instagram bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Follow me @johnstanmeyer over the next month as I publish each day on my Instagram account images from this global project I photographed for the magazine throughout 2017. A visual dialogue on what divides us, to understand why we don’t get along, including bridging peace, as Maria and Boniface have in Rwanda. Join me on this story through the US, Brazil, Armenia, the Middle East, Bangladesh and Rwanda, lacing together a complex narrative in order to find a means to no longer divide ourselves. #IDefineMe ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @karuna_center #rwanda #genocide #perpetrator #victim #understanding #reconciliation #portrait #IDefineMe