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Sing Sing Chaplain Reverend Petero Sabune to discuss his work in Rwanda. Wednesday, November 28, 2007

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Reverend Petero Sabune, a Vassar alumnus and Protestant Chaplain at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, will discuss his prison work in Rwanda on Wednesday, November 28 at 5:00 pm in the Villard Room in the College Center. It is free and open to the public.

Sabune, a native of Uganda, currently serves as Pastor and Protestant Chaplain at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, NY, where he is also an associate at Trinity Church. Sabune is the former Vicar for Community Ministry at St. James' Church in New York City and former dean of the Cathedral of St. Phillip's Cathedral in Newark. He is currently a member of the Episcopal Church's Executive Council. Sabune has been widely praised for his work with Episcopal faith communities and with immigrants.

Sabune and the Roman Catholic and Muslim chaplains at Sing Sing recently received a grant from Trinity Church-St. Paul's Chapel to visit the prison in Kigali, Rwanda and learn about that country's National Unity and Reconciliation Commission. In 2003, Sabune was the recipient of Vassar's Time-Out Grant to research his brother's death in Uganda under the regime of Idi Amin.

Sabune's visit is sponsored by the Episcopal Church at Vassar College, the Greenhaven Prison Program, the Religious and Spiritual Life Office, and the Alumnae/Alumni of Vassar College.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations at Vassar should contact Cathy Jennings in the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, November 15, 2007