Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bishop Christopher back in US to build a broader base of support for his life-saving work

An Update on Bishop Christopher

Integrity USA welcomes Bishop Christopher Senyonjo back to the United States to raise support and funds for his work at St. Paul's Center for Reconciliation and Equality in Kampala, Uganda. He will visit San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, Atlanta, New York, and Washington, DC.

“Integrity USA has had a long history of support for our allies in Uganda," said Integrity Executive Director Max Niedzwiecki. “Bishop Senyonjo has taken a brave public stand against laws to criminalize homosexuality, and the support he gives to people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, are truly life-saving. He gives witness to Christ’s commandment to put love before all else.

“Integrity USA and our donors have been the major source of financial support for Bishop Christopher’s work and now he hopes to broaden that base. The Bishop will seek funding from a wide variety of organizations that have broad human rights missions. Integrity USA will help with those connections whenever we can. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with a man who has become a hero to us all."

"I am so grateful for the support and donations I have received from Integrity USA over the years," said Bishop Christopher. "Your generosity has made it possible for me to develop internal systems to directly receive larger grants from government and private organizations. I am looking forward to developing new relationships throughout the US, while continuing to work with Integrity, the Episcopal Church and the wider Anglican Communion for our mutual goal of the full inclusion of all the baptized."

Bishop Christopher will meet with representatives of several foundations, the United Nations, the U.S. Department of State and other federal agencies, and several large nongovernmental organizations that promote human rights. He will also preach at a number of churches.

 To learn more and follow the Bishop’s schedule, visit his Facebook page.

Here is an archive of articles on Bishop Chritopher, his work, his mission and his journey from our blog, Walking With Integrity.

• Uganda: Court issues an interim order restraining the “Rolling Stone”

• Bishop Christopher, under threat, returns to the USA

• A note from Kampala

• Bishop Christopher responds to California bill

• California Legislature supports Bishop Christopher

• A summer of reflection: Secular leader hails Bishop Christopher

• A summer of reflection: Bishop Christopher’s visit to SF

• Summer pilgrimage part two: Bishop Christopher’s groundbreaking tour of the US continues

• A summer pilgrimage: Reflections on Bishop Christopher’s groundbreaking visit

• Integrity responds to erroneous story from Uganda

• A summer pilgrimage

• Bishop Christopher in NYC

• Bishop Christopher at St. Luke in the Fields, New York

• The global fight for LGBT rights: A conversation between Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire and Bishop Christopher Senyonjo of Uganda

• Bishop Senyonjo to visit White House

• Bishop Christopher visits LGBT center in San Francisco

• ENS reports on Integrity’s Bishop Christopher tour

• Integrity sponsored tour with Bishop Christopher Senyonjo continues in San Diego

• First leg of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo’s speaking tour a big success

• Integrity USA sponsors Ugandan bishop’s tour to USA

• Urgent call to action: Join the campaign to stop exporting homophobia

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

• Time Magazine: Being Gay in Uganda: One Couple’s Story

• Our obligation to LGBT Ugandans

• Bishop Christopher reports from Uganda

• Uganda LGBT Valentine’s Day Conference report

• Archbishop Luke Orombi of Uganda’s first comments on anti-homosexuality bill

• To Integrity members from the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle

• Church of Uganda recommends amending anti-homosexuality bill

• The Ugandan Frankenstein we have helped to create

• Archbishop of York condemns Ugandan anti-gay bill

1 comment:

tyragan said...

Thank you for the work you and ministry of Integrity, I know many of our brothers and sisters have come to know they are truly beloved of God through your work.