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Feb
25

Medical outreach provides dental relief to rural Ugandan community

UCU’s Maria Kabogozza examines one of the children at the outreach. By Kefa Senoga How can medical practitioners better serve a transportation and economically challenged community that travels close to 50 kilometers (31 miles) to seek dental services?  That is one question that has been bothering the faculty at the Uganda Christian University (UCU) School […]

Feb
22

From life of hopelessness, art gives Okello a livelihood

Reagan Okello’s art depicting people with animal heads By Irene Best Nyapendi One of the reasons Reagan Okello loves art is it gives him the latitude to express himself beyond what the eyes and cameras can see. By doing so, Okello is able to tell a story that is different and  “complete.” Take, for instance, […]

Feb
22

Profile of the Samaritan: Leading to the Radiance of God

by the Rev. Tad de Bordenave When Jesus introduced the Samaritan in the parable, he introduced drama and ill will. This man was the foil who would illustrate lessons for the lawyer and for us. Before we look at him in the story, we first must understand the hostility of Jew and Samaritan. It began […]

Feb
21

Agricultural sciences students empower farmers at field day

Students use their charts to demonstrate potential symptoms of diseases in plants to agriculture enthusiasts. By Irene Best Nyapendi On January 24, farmers around Mukono went to the Uganda Christian University (UCU) main campus with samples of their crops that were affected by pests and diseases. On any other day, these farmers would not have […]

Feb
18

UCU student narrates journey from homeschool to formal education

Precious Abangira Nimmusiima says during homeschooling, a morning devotional prayer was always part of the program before the learning began. By Pauline Luba For 12 years, Precious Abangira Nimusiima didn’t know what it meant to sit inside a classroom in a formal school setting. From Primary Three until she completed secondary school, Abangira was studying […]

Feb
15

SAMS Retreat for the Americas

SAMS Missionaries and home office staff gathered last week at the Casa San Carlos Retreat Center in Delray Beach, Florida, for a time of refreshment and rejuvenation. The four day retreat provided the Missionaries time to connect with each other and to share what the Lord is doing in their lives. We were led in […]

Feb
12

Katoko: From almost missing graduation to UCU staff

Judith Katoko with Jonathan Tumwebaze of Uganda Partners during her graduation thanksgiving at Eunice Guest House on the Mukono main campus in 2022. By Irene Best Nyapendi Judith Katoko was expected to be part of the Uganda Christian University (UCU) graduation of July 2022. But that was not the case. By the time of the […]

Feb
11

Compassion Without Genesis 1:1

by the Rev. Tad de Bordenave We move now to the point in the story where the Good Samaritan stops and administers compassion to the man in the ditch. This man Jesus describes as “beaten, stripped, and dying.” We will transpose him to today’s world and examine compassion from two different perspectives. One shows biblical […]

Feb
08

‘We’ve been created to be in each other’s lives’

Millie Mercy Namikka at the tulip gardens in Appingedam, Netherlands. (This is the last in a series of five stories profiling Uganda Christian University students/alum who have had experience in international studies at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.) By Irene Best Nyapendi Millie Mercy Namikka is outgoing and composed. Committed to social […]

Feb
07

Asiimwe: Our parents inspired us to work hard

Asiimwe Ruth waiting at a bus stop in the Netherlands. (This is the fourth in a series of five stories profiling Uganda Christian University students/alum who have had experience in international studies at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.) By Pauline Luba Love. Service. Prayer. Hard work. These four are virtues that Ugandan […]

Feb
06

Elotu: How I coped with life in a foreign country

Elotu Mercy in the Netherlands (This is the third in a series of five stories profiling Uganda Christian University students/alum who have  had experience in international studies at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.) By Kefa Senoga Once Uganda Christian University (UCU) student Elotu Mercy set foot in the Netherlands, one of the […]

Feb
05

Journey of learning, networking and compassion beyond borders

Racheal Drateru, studying in the UCU school of Social Sciences, is among students chosen for a semester of international studies at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. (This is the second in a series of five stories profiling Uganda Christian students/alum who had experience in international studies at Hanze University of Applied Sciences […]

Feb
05

A Fellowship of Fasting and Feasting

A Fellowship of Fasting and Feasting How do we make room in our lives to more fully participate in Lent 2024? What do we subtract or fast from to create margin in order to grow closer to the Lord? What disciplines do we add or take on in this Holy season? We invite you to […]

Feb
04

International Study: ‘People around the world think differently’

UCU School of Business student Julia Christy Ayinza Kizza, left, and Joyce Nakalema, a social work student, ride bicycles as their main mode of transportation when studying at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. (Uganda Christian University students Lynette Babweteera, Aspire Arthur Ronald, Kristina Nabatanzi and Karimua Benjamin Indani are currently engaged in […]

Feb
01

World Mission Sunday is this Sunday, February 4th

It’s not too late to get started to prepare, inform, and equip your parish to for World Mission Sunday, this Sunday, February 4th. Head over to our World Mission Sunday Page which is full of resources. Also visit our Anglican Global Missions Partner’s New Wineskin’s World Mission Sunday page.

Jan
31

UCU students advised to safeguard personal information online

The UCU Cyber Security Chapter By Kefa Senoga It is not uncommon for people to post on the Internet, informing their followers on social media about an impending trip, and where they will be going. However, such actions, according to an online safety expert, could jeopardize one’s security. Baker Birikujja, the Manager for Compliance and […]

Jan
29

Students share how UCU helps build their faith

Schools like Uganda Christian University (UCU) provide a platform for students to develop a religious identity, with the view that such a move will enable them to deepen the understanding of their faith. Such schools often also offer an environment that allows the cultivation of a sense of belonging among students. Pauline Luba recently talked […]

Jan
25

Education, experience propel alum to serve humanity

Paul Ssenyonga (holding microphone) during one of the activities of his non-governmental organization, Save A Youth. By Irene Best Nyapendi Paul Ssenyonga, a recipient of Uganda Christian University’s (UCU) Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration, is using his education and real-world experiences to make a difference. One part of his story involves his help […]

Jan
23

Alum journey from teacher to refugee researcher

John Vianney Ahumuza, UCU alum working on his doctorate degree research focused on Uganda refugees, wears a traditional Ghanaian shirt. His PhD course is at the University of Ghana. By Pauline Luba Beyond imparting academic knowledge, John Vianney Ahumuza has been a teacher espousing a lot of both life and school values. It’s a calling […]

Jan
23

The Samaritan’s Compassion and God’s Radiance

by the Rev. Tad de Bordenave We return to the dialogue between the lawyer and Jesus. We left them when the lawyer had asked the question, “Who is my neighbor?” In response Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan. With this parable Jesus was prodding the lawyer to acknowledge a relation with God he […]