The Thing Behind the Thing: Christian Responses to Traditional Practices of Acknowledgement in UgandaThe Review of Faith & International Affairs (2010)
Traditional systems of conflict resolution in Uganda perform a number of functions—including reconciliation—and most Ugandans have a common understanding of these ceremonies and their meanings. Responses from Christian leaders vary regarding the appropriateness of such mechanisms. Catholics, joined with less fervor by Anglicans and Orthodox worshippers, support these kinds of practices. Evangelicals (including some Church of Uganda priests, Pentecostals, Seventh Day Adventists, Presbyterians, the Africa Inland Church and others), oppose what these practices might represent and note their spiritual overtones. If Ugandan Christian leaders bless the modified use of customary practices it may provide helpful mechanisms for reconciliation.
- Eastern Africa,
- reconciliation and conflict resolution,
Publication DateJanuary, 2010
Citation InformationJoanna R. Quinn. "The Thing Behind the Thing: Christian Responses to Traditional Practices of Acknowledgement in Uganda" The Review of Faith & International Affairs Vol. 8 Iss. 1 (2010) p. 3 - 12 ISSN: 1931-7743
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joanna-quinn/8/