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Like no other country, Uganda represents the changing faces of recent African history. Behind the people's optimism and the country's beauties lie the horrors and ruins of a dark and gloomy past.
However, Uganda is more than worth a visit - not just because of its awesome landscape and its incredible bio-diversity. It is simply moving to see how the people overcome the nightmares of the past and how they fight for a normal, settled life.
There has been a streaming of international visitors to Uganda and therefore you too are especially welcome. The country is generally peaceful and enjoys full security defeating the Kony rebels from northern Uganda. You will drawn by Uganda's stunning landscape - green rolling hills, snow capped mountains, rainforests, majestic rivers and massive lakes. There are also a number of outstanding national parks for your safari encounter with the wildlife for which Africa is renowned. Uganda's beauty, wildlife diversity, and friendly people justify its reputation as "The Pearl of Africa".
Written by Ambrose J. Bwangatto
All Ugandans fought for Independence
During my O' level history lesson, there was always a topic about “collaborators and resistors of colonialism.” It is argued that some ethnic communities in Uganda collaborated with the colonial administration as “quasi colonialists themselves” and others resisted fiercely this whole colonial project. This discourse of collaboration and resistance to colonialism is perpetuated in our education system as a claim of stating historical facts, but I fear there are adverse effects to the unity of the country. This lingering discourse of collaborators and resistors has been perpetuated for decades in our school curriculum and each generation of Ugandan students are fed on the same. My contention is that instead of presenting all Ugandans as resistors of colonialism, we continue to perpetuate divisions among ourselves describing some as collaborators and others as resistors. I feel as we come close to the 50th independence anniversary of our country, we need to read our history with a view of highlighting the contribution of all Ugandans in the fight for independence. All the people in Uganda suffered the consequences of foreign domination and they all fought to liberate themselves from the yoke of colonialism.
Written by Ambrose J. Bwangatto
Water- God’s Extravaganza John 2.1-12
Doing Theology with ordinary Readers.
A multicultural Approach.
The title suggested by Sr. Vandana, Doing Theology with Ordinary Readers, is one of the great initiatives in biblical scholarship to recover marginalized or lost voices from history and is one of the aspects of confronting the legacy of intellectual racism. From her Indian cultural milieu, we realize that interpreters do not live in a vacuum. They live in concrete historical situation, in particular cultures. From their cultures, they derive not only their language but also patterns of thought and conduct, methods of learning, emotional reactions, values, interests, and goals. If God’s word is to reach them, it must do so in terms of their own culture or not at all. This leads us to realize the importance and value of the concrete historical human experience as also is clear from the Incarnation itself. God did not reveal himself by shouting from heaven but by speaking from within a concrete human situation. He became present as a man among men in Jesus, a first century Jew. This unmistakably demonstrates God’s intention to make his word known from within a concrete human situation. Let us now turn to the article suggested for discussion.