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Championing Reconciliation in Conflict Areas

Posted on January 25, 2011

In September 2009 I attended a fundraising dinner for ALARM (African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries), a non profit organization that operates in 8 African countries. ALARM focuses on leadership development and transformation of communities through forgiveness and reconciliation, and their work in regions racked by violent conflicts has been very successful.

We saw videos of people in ...

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A Sabbath in Kampala

Posted on January 20, 2011

 

I decided late last night not to do the all day pilgrimage to St. Jude’s farm, an organic farm helping widows and other oppressed gain basic life skills. It sounded like a great opportunity. On the bus-ride they were going to tell the story of Uganda’s violent past that has created so ...

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The Ugandan Martyrs

Posted on January 14, 2011

Our leadership retreat;s formal meetings ended about 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Following a late lunch we visited two sites set apart to remember Ugandan Christians murdered for their faith. The deaths occurred between 1885-1887 with 45 Christians (Catholics and Anglicans) dying rather than renouncing their faith. Kampala is in the region of Uganda known as Buganda. The persecution took ...

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Training the Trainers who Train Trainers

Posted on January 14, 2011

Our  ALARM senior staff meeting in Kampala, Uganda ended today. It has been several years since we have had a staff retreat and we have suffered for it. Our staff works in isolation, with limited resources and often under difficult circumstances. A team from Charlotte, North Carolina has facilitated a great week of enhancing leadership skills and strategic ...

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Historic Day in Africa

Posted on January 09, 2011

Naomi (my wife), Greg Boothe (ALARM's friendship developer) and I arrived in Entebbe around 10:15 p.m. Friday night. By the time we had cleared immigration, claimed our luggage, stopped at a grocery and drove to northeastern part of Kampala, it wasabout 12:45 a.m. Saturday.  We rested part of Saturday and today attended Watoto Church, a dynamic ministry ...

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