Sunday, April 11, 2010

Integrity USA to bring Bishop Christopher Senyonjo of Uganda to US & Ireland for six week speaking tour on homophobia

Integrity USA will sponsor a visit by Bishop Christopher Senyonjo (ret.) from West Buganda, Uganda for a six week U.S. and European speaking tour. His visit will be an historic opportunity to hear the personal witness of a courageous man of faith who has proclaimed God's inclusive love and spoken truth to power in homophobic Uganda. Bishop Christopher has been a valiant straight ally of the LGBT community and has experienced firsthand the cost of discipleship for his work and witness. He brings words of both hope and challenge of all those working for equality and inclusion in the church.

Bishop Senyonjo has been an outspoken advocate for human rights in Uganda. He has taken great risks in defense of LGBT people in his country, a nation where lawmakers recently considered imposing a death penalty on homosexuals. He will address the homophobic and draconian anti-gay movement and legislation pending in Uganda.

His ministry with Integrity Uganda could soon outlawed by the government, and Bishop Christopher could be put in prison for his support of LGBT Ugandans. He has strongly condemned the bill as a violation of the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights and a violation of the sacred bonds of the Ugandan extended family system. He calls the bill inhumane and was recently a part of a delegation to the Speaker of the House to reject the bill.

Please be a part of this historic tour, donate to support his work and share these venues with your friends.

CITIES ON THE TOUR : The bishop will be visiting the following communities:

Los Angeles May 10- 16th

Sacramento May 17-18th

San Diego May 19-21st

Orange County May 15-16th and 21st

San Francisco May 22-26th

Minneapolis May 27- 31st

 New York June 6th-8th, 13th-17th

Belfast and Dublin Ireland June 18-21st

Contact Tour Coordinator:
Rev, Canon Albert J. Ogle
Vice President for National and International Affairs,
Integrity USA
949 338 8830

1 comment:

Leonardo Ricardo said...

EXCELLENT! Why not a visit to Lambeth Palace too (certainly the ABC is interested in Bishop Christophers most recent experiencs with the vendictive and not-so-clever-yet-cunning Orombi).