Sr Judith works in a refugee camp in Northern Uganda where thousands of Southern Sudanese fleeing the civil war in their country have sought refuge. She helps them work though…
Each year, on 3 June, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims gather at the shrine of the Martyrs of Uganda situated at Namugongo.
In school one of the most precious times apart from classtime is the breaktime. Breaktime is a time to refresh and re-energise; it is a time to refill as does the traveller who runs into a fuel station with an empty tank and leaves assured that the journey will proceed smoothly. Apart from refilling and refreshing, breaktime is also a time to take stock, evaluate and refocus. It was in this light that the “young” young members (under two years of appointment) from Kenya and Uganda, gathered in Kampala for three full days to refresh, re-energise, evaluate and refocus on their mission, the mission of Christ to preach Good News to all and welcome all to the kingdom.
As attention focuses on strife-torn nations to its north, hunger is rife in Uganda, with food shortages leading to rapidly rising prices and a continuing drought, particularly in the poorest regions, such as Karamoja in the north-east. The situation is so bad that women and children are foraging in the forests for leaves to use for food, according to local priests. But the forests themselves are in danger because people are eking out a living by selling firewood and charcoal. There has also been an increase in theft as well as domestic violence and drunkenness, the priests have told the Catholic charity SPICMA – Special Projects in Christian Missionary Areas – which has donated £45,000 to three remote parishes since it received an appeal from them a month ago.
This is the Spring 2017 edition of the Friends of Mill Hill Magazine, East Africa
Following the Cross over and around the rubbish dump.