"The Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi, the Primate of the Church of the Province of Uganda, called in August  for international pressure on the Lord's Resistance Army to force them into peace talks with the Ugandan government. His statement was made after a trip to affected areas, organised by the Church Mission Society (CMS)".
A description of the week long visit to the Church of the Province of Uganda by the Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, Primate of the Episcopal Church. The visit began 28 May 2003 and was timed to include the celebration of the Feast of the Martyrs of Uganda on 3 June. At an address to the Uganda Joint Christian Council "Griswold talked about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and how `the effect was to teach us in the U.S. that we are vulnerable -- a lesson hard to bear. In that moment we joined the world community where suffering and violent death are a daily reality'. In a subsequent letter to the primates of the Anglican Communion, he said that `this is a moment in which the U.S. might ask about our relations with the rest of the world, examining our politics in light of world suffering. The fundamental message', Griswold said, `is one of reconciliation. How can we as a nation seek to be an instrument of reconciliation'." Griswold visited a project supported by Episcopal Relief and Development and observed some of the many projects begun by the Ugandan Church's Planning, Development and Rehabilitation office. He heard from bishops in the north who have suffered most from the depredation of the Lord's Resistance Army and of the almost one million people internally displace and living in camps. AIDS is also a great problem and the continuing challenge of tribalism.
A special 8-page insert describing the visit of Archbishop and Mrs. George Carey to the Church of the Province of Uganda for eight days in May 1998. The Archbishop attended a number of events including the consecration of Bishop Nelson Onono-Onweng, of the diocese of Northern Uganda, and the inauguration of the Uganda Christian University at the Bishop Tucker Mukono Campus. The Careys also visited several AIDS treatment centres including TASO (The AIDS Support Organisation) and heard concerns about the church and homosexuality. The Archbishop also preached at an ecumenical service in the Rubaga Roman Catholic Cathedral and visited the new Hannington Martyrs Shrine in Budimo. Dr. Carey also met briefly with the UN General Secretary, Kofi Annan, and heard from the church about the necessity for the poorest countries to be released from further debt repayment.
Contents: Introduction: Finding Slavery in My Own Backyard -- Shining Light into the Sexual Darkness: Cambodia and Thailand -- Breaking the Chains of Bonded Laborers: South Asia -- Rescuing the Child Soldiers: Uganda -- Undermining the Sex Syndicate: Europe -- Sheltering the Lost Children: Peru -- Building a New Underground Railroad: USA -- Conclusion: Ending the Slave Trade in Our Time -- Notes -- Acknowledgements.
The author, Anglican Bishop of Northern Uganda, describes his experience of sleeping for four nights in the bus station to better understand and publicize the situation of children in northern Uganda "who sleep on the street. There is no protection of children from abduction by the Lord's Resistance Army". The children are often ill although of school age do not attend school. Bishop Onono-Onweng was accompanied by other religious leaders and pleads: "Come and take appropriate action to stop the suffering of the children in Northern Uganda and in other parts of the world".
See also "News in Brief : [Bishop Benjamin Ojwang of Kitgum North]" on page 38 of this same issue.
"A top Ugandan church leader has said efforts need to be made to keep the peace process in northern Uganda on track after agreement by government forces and rebels [effective 29 August 2006] belonging to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to cease hostilities." "Rebel leader Joseph Kony and other top LRA generals are wanted by the International Criminal Court for charges including murder, rape and forcibly enlisting children. But religious leaders have said the court should review the arrest warrants in order to promote peace negotiations". "[Source: Ecumenical News International]"
"Northern Uganda Anglican Bishop Nelson Onono-Onweng has appealed to aid agencies to resume the services they suspended after the 27 October 2005] killing of two humanitarian workers by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) a brutal rebel movement".
Nelson Onono-Onweng, the Anglican Bishop of Northern Uganda, was one of a group of religious leaders, which travelled to the Garamba Forest in northeastern Congo to meet with Joseph Kony, the leader of the rebel group known as the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), on 31 July 2006. "The LRA has been fighting the Government of Uganda for twenty years in Northern Uganda, and has been accused of abducting children and forcing them to become child soldiers in his cause. Countless women have been raped and maimed, men have been killed, and girls have been conscripted to be concubines of Kony and his commanders." "The UN considers Northern Uganda to be one of the worst humanitarian disasters in the world today". "Article from: The Church of the Province of Uganda".