Dear country men and women,
On behalf of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU), we greet you in the name of the Almighty God who gives and provides for us out of his abundant love. We congratulate you upon ending the year 2013, and all stakeholders (government, religious institutions, Civil Society Organizations and the entire public) for your tireless efforts in making this year a special moment of grace for the people of Uganda.Fellow Ugandans, as we enter the year 2014, we ask God to give us wisdom to discern his will in our lives and conform to it in our actions and relationships. As a country we face many challenges and, therefore, need a combination of faith and deliberate action to overcome or minimize them. We take this opportunity to bring to your attention some of the salient issues that continue to rob us of our peace.
By Charles Churchill Awici, Programme Manager-Justice and Governance
Religious leaders affiliated to the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) kicked off a series of launches of the renewal of IRCU’s commitment to nation-building in Uganda in 17 regions of the country. The launches are being officiated by the Council of Presidents of IRCU. So far, the renewal of commitment has been launched in three regions: Rwenzori, Bunyoro and Elgon. Other launches scheduled for November 2013 include the one in West Nile, Acholi and Lango Regions.
In his opening remarks the Secretary General of IRCU, Mr. Joshua Kitakule, highlighted the role of religious leaders in Uganda’s nation-building process since the nineteenth century, and he stressed the need for them to redouble
The King of Bunyoro Solomon Gafabusa (center), The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Mubaje (Right), and the Rt. Rev. Kyamanywa Nathan (2nd left) and the Resident District Commissioner Hoima (left) during the launch of the religious leaders’ commitments to Nation Building for Bunyoro region.
and refine their efforts in the face of current challenges.