Church of the Province of Uganda

After its founding in 1877 by the Church Missionary Society, the Church grew through the evangelization of Africans by Africans. The first Ugandan clergy were ordained in 1893 and the Church of Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi became an independent Province in 1961.

Church of the Province of Uganda

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June 1, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Security in and around the Namugongo district of Uganda has been increased ahead of the June 3 Martyrs Day commemorations. The district is home to two neighboring shrines to 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity who were executed in the mid-1880s...

April 11, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The third bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji, Emmanuel Murye Modi, was consecrated and installed on Jan. 151. On Jan. 20, the area was hit by the country’s brutal civil war. By the end of January, Kajo-Keji was all-but evacuated, with some 98 percent of the...

June 2, 2016

Renovations underway at the Anglican Shrine to the Uganda Martyrs in Namugongo. Photo: Hannington Sebuliba

[Anglican Communion News Service] For the last week all roads in Uganda have been leading to the Namugongo Anglican site where more than 20 Anglican Christians were brutally...

June 12, 2013

[World Council of Churches press release] “Uganda is a country of strong Christian witness. It is a country of Christian martyrs like Archbishop Janani Luwum, who lost his life at the hands of Idi Amin. It is therefore natural that we get together in Uganda to see what peace, justice and...

February 27, 2012

[Office of the Archbishop of York] The Archbishop of York has today (Feb. 24) repeated his opposition to David Bahati MP’s Private Members Bill in Uganda which seeks to prosecute gay people. The Archbishop previously issued a statement in 2009 when the Bill was first brought before the Ugandan...

February 10, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] Following the re-introduction in Uganda of a bill that would harshly punish homosexuality, gay rights activists, including some church leaders, are uniting through Twitter and Facebook to oppose it.

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 was revived on Jan. 7 in...

January 26, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] About 100 Ugandan gay rights activists and mourners gathered Jan. 26 to commemorate the first anniversary of the murder of David Kato.

Kato, former advocacy officer for Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), was found bludgeoned to death at his home outside Kampala on...

January 9, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi, leader of the Anglican Province of the Church of Uganda, plans to retire early.

The province said that Orombi told a regularly scheduled meeting of the House of Bishops on Jan. 7 that he wants the election of his successor to take...

December 15, 2011

[Anglican Church of Uganda] The angel of the Lord told Joseph, “Mary will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1.21) The name ‘Jesus’ literally means “The Lord saves.”

The world into which Jesus was born...

December 9, 2011

[Ecumenical News International, Nairobi, Kenya] With a small number of disabled, deaf, and blind people now members of Africa’s clergy, the continent’s churches are being challenged to lead the struggle to increase rights for the disabled.

The churches have not fully embraced the issue,...

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