IRCU Council of Presidents
British High Commissioner to Uganda Alison Blackburne (Center) meets IRCU Secretary General (Left) and Council of Presidents at IRCU
Her Excellency Ahuuna Eziakonwa-Onochie (3rd from left) and the Interfaith Steering Committee members at the UN offices in Kampala
IRCU/USAID supported health facilities and outreach camps delivered SMC services to 21,982 males in 2013
IRCU Staff: In the Middle is Secretary General Joshua Kitakule and The Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira (Bishop of Namirembe)
Promoting Peace and Justice: A group of young Turkana dancers entertain guests during celebrations to mark the signing of the Lokiriama Peace Accord on 19th September 2013 – Turkana County, Kenya.


Issues raised during the launch of the Eastern Uganda regional Peace and Stability Forum

Some of the participants at launch of the Peace and Stability Forum in Eastern Uganda-Mbale

While giving open remarks at the launch of the Eastern Uganda Regional Peace and Stability Forum held in Mbale, on August 4th,  Rt. Rev. Samuel Egesa Bogere, the Diocesan Bishop of Bukedi and co-Chairperson of the Inter Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU); peace, justice and governance committee, listed a number of key issues of concern affecting the leaders of the Eastern region.

The proposed reforms in the Constitutional Amendment Bill (2015) topped the list of the pertinent contentious issues that Rev. Egesa suggested, as having urgent need for religious leaders to embrace.

“As you may be aware, the government’s proposals on the Bill are termed ‘cosmetic’ by the opposition, civil society organizations and the development partners. What then will be our contribution to this debate?” He said.

Amongst the proposed Articles for amendment was 72 which talks about the Right to form political organizations, and 83, which provides details about the tenure of office of members of Parliament. These two were areas of contention especially amongst Members of Parliament and Civil Society Organizations.

IRCU launches the Peace and Stability Forum for Western Uganda

IRCU launches the Peace and Stability Forum for Western Uganda

The Inter- Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) has today, 12th August launched the regional peace and Stability Forum for Western Uganda, at the Lake View Hotel in Mbarara.

The meeting has hosted over 200 religious leaders from the different religious sects, to deliberate on how to promote peaceful and violence-free 2016 general elections.

While giving the welcome remarks, the Secretary General of IRCU, Mr. Joshua Kitakule urged the religious leaders to facilitate internal dialogue and build consensus at the different levels of society in order to build peace and stability.

“Today, we are here to launch the Western Uganda peace and Stability Forum. The aim if the forum is to act as a non-partisan, impartial and independent space to mobilize and organize all Ugandans to Work for peaceful and stable elections,” Mr. Kitakule said.

According to Mr. Kitakule, as Uganda celebrated 50 years of independence, religious leaders took time to reflect on their contribution to nation building. As a result, they resolved to prevent the country from returning to her bloody history characterized by confrontational politics and reliance on the gun to seek or sustain leadership legitimacy.

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