The Church of Uganda (CoU) and the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU), have met to discuss opportunities for possible partnerships between the two institutions.
In the meeting that took place at Namirembe Cathedral, Kampala on March 30, 2023, Rev William Ongweng, the Provincial Secretary of CoU, said the Church recognizes the vital role that the Inter Religious Council of Uganda plays in promoting peace, unity, and development in communities.
Ogweng said the CoU believes by working together, they can achieve even greater impacts.
He commended IRCU for promoting religious tourism, citing its significance in promoting cultural exchange and spiritual enrichment, and local economies.
“Religious tourism plays a significant role in promoting cultural exchange, spiritual enrichment, and local economies.
It’s a unique opportunity to connect with different faiths, traditions, and heritage. I thank you for promoting it and let’s continue to embrace and celebrate diversity.” Rev Ongeng said.
On the other hand Joshua Kitakule, Secretary General of IRCU commended Church of Uganda for their long time support to IRCU and offering it Strategic leadership and advice and said that they are committed to building bridges between different faiths and working collaboratively to address common challenges.
“IRCU is committed to building bridges between different faiths and working collaboratively to address common challenges. We thank Church of Uganda as our member for your strategic guidance and leadership always. We are excited about the prospect of partnering with the Church of Uganda to create positive change in our communities.” Kitakule said.
According to the Church of Uganda Communications Officer, Sadiiki Mugume, both organizations will explore ways to collaborate on initiatives related to education, health and social welfare, and will also seek opportunities to engage with other stakeholders and leverage their respective strengths to maximize impact.