MALIBU, Calif. (RNS) — Jim Gash, who was recently named president of Pepperdine University, says a friendship he made with a young Ugandan man falsely accused of murder changed the course of his life.
KAMPALA, Uganda (RNS) — The digital library has done much to replace the reference books many Sudanese churches lost to their country's decade of civil war.
KAMPALA, Uganda (RNS) — Pentecostal pastors in Uganda vow to fight new rules that would require clergy to have formal theological education and would force all churches to register or close down. The proposed policy mimics similar rules enacted in Rwanda in 2018.
MBALE, Uganda (RNS) — A conflict between two brothers over money and religious practice is splitting Uganda's century-old Abayudaya Jewish community.
KATAKWI, Uganda (RNS) — Earlier this month, a 27-year-old Pentecostal pastor was arrested after interceding to stop the medical care of a severely ill 9-year-old girl.
KAMPALA, Uganda (RNS) — 'What our leaders are doing is extortion and is not based on the word of God,' one parishioner said.
KAMPALA, Uganda (RNS) — In a nation plagued by alcohol and drug abuse, faith leaders urge the government to partner with the church to raise awareness and treat young addicts.
KAMPALA, Uganda (RNS) — Uganda’s government is trying to prevent faith groups from becoming another voice in the country to speak out against its president’s human rights violations.
BIDI BIDI REFUGEE CAMP, Uganda (RNS) – 'The church gives them new hope, which is important to refugees and any person who has experienced trauma,' says a counselor.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – Some Ugandan faith leaders say their nation must accept African refugees facing deportation from Israel, while others counter that resettlement would place too heavy a burden on already overtaxed refugee resettlement efforts.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Construction of a temple — a setting for key Mormon blessings allowed nowhere else — is a sign that the church has established strong roots in a region.
(RNS) Pastor Aloysius Bugingo of the House of Prayer Ministries in Kampala ordered the burning of the Good News Bible and the King James Version because they used the words 'Holy Ghost' instead of 'Holy Spirit.'
An intersex rights group says operations carried out in Uganda are unnecessary and sometimes botched, advising parents to wait until after children have reached puberty before making any decisions on surgery.
Ugandan human rights activist Barigye Ambrose profiles religious LGBTI Ugandans and their allies who have stood firm in the face of local homophobia.
(RNS) With the help of some American friends, a Ugandan Jewish community thrives.