On a recent journey to Arua in North West Uganda to help train student and youth leaders to use Christianity Explored, the CE team visited the construction site for the new Vocational Training Institute (VTI) in Gulu.Continue reading
Christianity Explored is having a profound impact on the Church in Uganda and other countries in East Africa, not least because it encourages small group Bible study discussion as an essential learning tool.
Claudia Beamish MSP (Labour) introduced a members’ business debate on motion S5M-16637, “Towards an independent Palestinian state: a Scottish proposal” calling for action leading to an independent Palestinian state and acknowledging Britain’s historical responsibilities in what was to become Israel and Palestine. Claudia argued that British engagement is needed now to help secure a better future for both peoples. Scotland could act as the conscience of the UK, working for true equality through policies based on universal values and those international laws which Britain drafted, signed and ratified after World War II. She highlighted the work of the Balfour Project in raising British public awareness of the history of Britain’s involvement in shaping the Middle East. She commended the six measures in the Balfour Project Call to Action:Continue reading
In our second week in East Africa, Jim McAnlis, Sam Oyirwoth and I returned to the Anglican Diocese of Kagera in North West Tanzania to train 70 of the clergy to teach and train others to use the course. We had launched the course in the Diocese in January 2018 and in September last year I returned to reach a course on Jesus in the Old Testament at the Diocesan Theological School.
Some photos and videos recorded during the journey to Arua in Uganda and then to Kagera in Tanzania via Rwanda and back again as part of the Christianity Explored East Africa project.Continue reading
Shadrach Lukwago is the founder and director of Goshen School in Luweero, Uganda. He is also a pastor, coordinator for Christianity Explored in Uganda and Kiwoko Hospital pharmacist. He and his wife Nora also care for numerous orphans.Continue reading
Jim McAnlis, Shadrach Lukwago, Sam Oyirwoth and I returned to Arua in North West Uganda in late August to train 95 student leaders and youth leaders in the Diocese of West Nile to use the Christianity Explored course at the invitation of Bishop Charles Andaku.Continue reading
More than five years ago, the Times newspaper published an editorial entitled ‘Spectators at the Carnage’.
Persecution on the grounds of religious faith is a global phenomenon and is growing in scale and intensity. Reports including that of the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on ‘Freedom of Religion or Belief’ (FoRB) warn that religious persecution is increasing, and an “ever-growing threat”.Based on reports from various NGOs, it is estimated that about one third of the world’s population suffers from religious persecution in some form, with Christians being the most persecuted group.Continue reading
Dave Smith, also known as Fighting Father Dave, is an Anglican priest in Australia. Father Dave is best known for his work with at-risk youths, especially in his use of boxing for those suffering from substance abuse problems and anger management issues. He is a 6th degree black belt as well as a professional boxer. He is also a member of the Peacemaker International Board of Reference. Stephen and Dave have worked together on reconciliation projects supporting peacemakers in Syria and Palestine.Continue reading