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Miami Valley Peace Heroes Trail 

Lifting up peace heroes - for the next generation to learn how everyday people can succeed in making the world less violent and more just. Supporting peacebuilding through  Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and our peacebuilding partners.

Support Pastor Laurent Muvunyi in the Peace Heroes Trail 2022



Bill Ross


Jennifer Linck


Lynn Buffington


Catherine Queener

Pastor Muvunyi is working to heal our war-weary world, and help people thrive.


William Ross


Pastor Laurent Muvunyi

Assists Africans recovering from decades of ethnic violence

"This couple years was very hard for many people including the new American families (refugees). We are looking for restoration and hope to our nation and world."


"Pastor for Living Hope Church in Centerville, married with five children, dedicated volunteer helping new immigrants adjust to the USA, CEO and president of ARDR Allies, grew up in Dem. Rep. of Congo, bachelor’s degree in International Development." --Rev. Muvunyi

ARDR Allies

Rev. Laurent Muvunyi works with ARDR Allies to support programs addressing poverty in Rwanda.

He raises awareness and money in the USA to fund water management, children’s education and healthcare, HIV/AIDS support, a women’s cooperative, and agriculture in Rwanda. 

Support for immigrants to USA

Pastor for Living Hope Church in Centerville, Ohio, father of five children, dedicated volunteer helping new immigrants adjust to the USA, Rev. Laurent Muvunyi is also CEO and president of ARDR Allies. His background prepared him extensively for this.

Background in international development

“Muvunyi grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, earned a bachelor’s degree in International Development from the Congolese Institute of Management, worked in Haiti and Africa, and moved to Rwanda five years after the 1994 genocide.” Kari Carter, Dayton Daily News August 12, 2021

“He came to the U.S. on behalf of the Association Rwandaise pour le Développement Rural in Rwanda to raise awareness about the ongoing problems of war and poverty in Central Africa. ARDR, founded by his brother, addresses poverty in Rwanda.” Kari Carter, Dayton Daily News August 12, 2021



ARDR Allies  https://www.ardrallies.org/ 

Dayton Daily News article about Muvunyi


Article about filming the ARDR documentary:



Voice of Central Africa DR Congo by Debra Lynn Heagy and Laurent Muvunyi

Rev. Muvunyi co-authored this 2011 book about people’s experiences of the 2004 massacre in the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi. 

ARDR Videos:         https://www.ardrallies.org/videos


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