Spotlight on: Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe

For 25 years Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army terrorized Northern Uganda. Now, the war is over, but the decades of brutal conflict have deeply scarred the people. 

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe lived through the horror and now works to heal these wounds. She invites formerly abducted girls her Saint Monica School where they learn skills to provide for their families. Through vocational training, these young women gain independence. Through community with their fellow students, they find forgiveness. Through the restoration of their lost futures, they find hope.

Please join the School for New Learning for a film screening of the documentary (by filmmaker Derek Watson and narrated by Forrest Whitaker) “Sewing Hope” based on Sr. Nyirumbe’s work, on Feb. 19, 5 pm in the Lower Level Theatre of 14 E. Jackson.

At this event, Sister Rosemary will be discussing her efforts to heal the people of Uganda and a new book about her struggle, Sewing Hope. The book will be available for purchase at this event and proceeds from the sale go to Sister’s Rosemary’s Foundation.

Hear Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe discuss her work on WBEZ worldview. Image

For information on Sr. Rosemary’s upcoming events visit us at


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