Uganda’s Christian heritage came at great cost. Many are familiar with Archbishop Janani Luwum, executed by tyrant Idi Amin in 1977. But Luwum was not the first bishop to give his life for the Gospel in this east African country.
Appeals to scriptural authority and the urgency of a revival that spread across East Africa characterized the opening session of the Global Anglican Future Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday. The evening spotlighted the experience of Global South Christians who are both hosting the conference and leading the renewal movement.
Over 1,200 bishops, clergy and lay leaders representing the majority of worldwide Anglicans will gather next week in Nairobi, Kenya to study scripture, worship, pray, and discern the Holy Spirit’s call to the churches.
Photo credit: geography.about.com by Rick Plasterer The saga of Uganda’s proposed toughened anti-sodomy law and the American Evangelical connection with it drags on, even as laws and punishments of as great or greater severity continue on in the Middle East, largely unremarked on. Like many African and other non-western countries, Uganda has had a sodomy […]
This weekend we celebrate the life and martyrdom of the Most Reverend Janani Jakaliya Luwum, Anglican Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Bogo-Zaire. He was murdered by Ugandan dictator Idi Amin on February 16 (or 17), 1977. I wrote this about Archbishop Luwum on IRD’s website, and in my book, Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern […]
By Mikhail Bell Most American 16-year-olds anticipate the thrill of finally receiving a driver’s license and junior prom. Across the pond in Central Africa, different realities inform the teenage experience, as the rescue of Joseph Kony’s wife showed. In February, Invisible Children (IC) staff, as part of an UN-funded flier program, announced a high-profile individual: […]
By Mikhail Bell Released on October 7, Invisible Children’s (IC) new documentary “MOVE” attempts to set the record straight about co-founder Jason Russell’s public meltdown and what is really at stake if Joseph Kony is not captured before January 1, 2013. The new 31-minute documentary clarifies where IC went succeeded, where they erred, and what they are […]
Decrying as “missionaries of hate” U.S. Christians who preach in Africa against homosexual practice, a former bishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda spoke June 8 at a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C. Christopher Senyonjo was hosted by Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, the first openly gay bishop to […]
Faith McDonnell and Grace Akallo were acknowledged in a speech given by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) before the passage of the bill on LRA disarmament and the Northern Uganda Recovery Act. (See entire day’s transcript). . . . [Mr. Smith talking:] Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the condemnation of the Lord’s Resistance Army expressed […]
The following originally appeared as an IRD Weekly E-Newsletter. If you would like to receive future mailings, register as an IRD User today. Find additional newsletters in the IRD E-Newsletter Archive. Remember TV producer Norman Lear, who introduced then-controversial 1970′s sit-coms like “All in the Family” and “Maude?” Back in the 1980′s he founded People for the American Way (PFAW) to counter […]