About Our Partner
The Presbyterian Church of Rwanda
The Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS), is supported by five Protestant denominations including our Rwandan mission partner, the Presbyterian Church of Rwanda (EPR). PIASS was established in 2010, but its roots go back to the founding of the School of Theology of Butare years earlier. PIASS trains students in divinity, education, and community development and strives to produce graduates who will contribute to Rwanda’s spiritual, intellectual, and socio-economic life. Rwanda experienced Africa’s worst genocide in modern times in April 1994 with one million Tutsi and moderate Hutus losing their lives. The Presbyterian Church of Rwanda called on PC(USA) to walk with them as they address ongoing inter-ethnic tensions, train clergy, and build the capacity of congregations to support their pastors. Kay Day serves as an instructor at PIASS where EPR theological students and their peers from four other Reformed denominations are trained. Kay teaches practical theology and English. Kay served under Presbyterian mission appointment in Malawi from 2009 to 2013 where she worked with the Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP). Kay also facilitated Pittsburgh Presbytery’s partnership with Blantyre Synod.
PIASS seeks students who are called to be moral pillars of reconciliation, mutual respect, and societal development. As a lecturer in English and practical theology, Kay Day is preparing students for pastoral ministry responding to the mission set by the school.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $10,000 for support funds.