Nyamata Church Memorial

Nyamata Church Memorial

This is the interior of the former church at Nyamata. More than 10,000 people were killed in and around this church in a few days in April 1994. Their clothing has been piled on the pews as a deeply moving memorial.

The pockmarks on the podium and altar are from bullets and grenades thrown into the church where people had barricaded themselves for shelter.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.