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May
23

Tanzania exchange program exposes UCU students to world of community work

Community-Based Monitoring course (CBM) students test the safety of water in one of the villages. By Irene Best Nyapendi Seven Uganda Christian University (UCU) students have had a resume-building experience during a five-week internship at a university in Tanzania. The students participated in a Community-Based Monitoring (CBM) course at Mzumbe University’s main campus in Morogoro, […]

May
22

A Pentecost Letter from Archbishop Foley Beach

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  Greetings to you in the Name of God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!  In this my final letter to the Province, Allison and I are extremely grateful for your prayers, encouragement, and ministry in Christ Jesus’s name during these past 10 years. We sincerely want to say […]

May
21

UCU alum’s innovation reduces post-harvest losses

Jean Paul Nageri (middle) with his award for Most Innovative Export company early this year. Third Right is Uganda’s Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja while second-right is the Head of the European Delegation to Uganda, Ambassador Jan Sadek. Second-left is Uganda’s Minister for Investment, Evelyne Anite. By Kefa Senoga In 2017, the father of Jean Paul […]

May
15

UCU engaged in phase 2 of Uganda’s yellow fever vaccination campaign

Esther Kisakye, one of the first recipients of the vaccine at UCU By Irene Best Nyapendi In April, Uganda underwent the second phase of a vaccination campaign against yellow fever disease that is spread through a bite from an infected Aedes mosquito, informally known as the “tiger” mosquito because of its black and white markings. […]

May
13

‘Life was hard’ – Rev. Dr. Mulindwa, new PhD recipient

Rev. Dr. Richard Muwonge Mulindwa during his graduation in South Africa By Kefa Senoga For the first time in 15 years, the Rev. Dr. Mulindwa Richard Muwonge is not in a university class. He is also not chasing after a deadline for a class assignment. And this is because he recently completed his education, earning […]

May
06

North American university program marks 20th year at UCU

Uganda Studies Program students pose for photo shortly before being sent home early due to a 2015 Al-Shabaab terrorism attack on students at a university in Kenya. Rachel Robinson, the director at the time, is fourth from left. Story By Nathan Simbilyabo and Bena Nekesa Photos, Video by Nathan Simbilyabo In 2004, Mark and Abby […]

May
06

ONE BODY: HOPE FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH, An APCN Conference Coming This Fall!

The Anglican Persecuted Church Network of New Wineskins is excited to announce that we will be sponsoring a national conference on Christian persecution this coming September. The conference, One Body: Hope for the Persecuted Church, will be held at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Arlington, Texas, on September 27 & 28, 2024. Details on agenda […]

May
02

‘I am part of spina bifida statistics’

Pauline Luba, diagnosed with spina bifida as a baby, is a final-year student in UCU’s School of Journalism, Media and Communication. (Note: This first-person story is provided by Pauline Luba, a final-year, undergraduate student in Uganda Christian University’s School of Journalism, Media and Communication. She is one of three interns writing for Uganda Partners. As […]

Apr
30

Non-profit empowers youth through basketball

Ekirapa Zachariah playing for the UCU Canons. By Pauline Luba A decade ago, the paths of Bwambale Kennedy, who was preaching the gospel, and Ekirapa Zachariah, who had a passion for playing basketball, crossed. At the time, Bwambale was using music, art and sports to help youth identify their purpose in life. Ekirapa’s great skills […]

Apr
28

UCU duo seeks to create affordable robotic wheelchair

Sekamatte Solomon and Jamugisa Paul By Kefa Senoga Sekamatte Solomon and Jamugisa Paul, final-year students at Uganda Christian University (UCU), have resolved to make their three years at the university count through an innovation they think will be useful to the Ugandan community. The duo is working on a robotic wheelchair to help people with […]

Apr
27

Celebrating 30 Years of New Wineskins Global Mission Conferences

Thirty years ago today, on April 27, 1994, New Wineskins Missionary Network (formerly ECMC, Episcopal Church Missionary Community) held its first Global Mission Conference. The 1974 conference was designed not only to celebrate twenty years of faithful Anglican mission mobilizing, but also to be a global mission training event, the first of its kind among […]

Apr
24

UCU advice for internships, work

For many university courses, students are expected to engage in  internships or have work placements as one requirement for the award of their degree. Pauline Luba of the UCU School of Journalism gleaned information from  some key university staff, an employer/alum and two students to learn how students should conduct themselves in the world of […]

Apr
23

‘We only treat… it’s God who heals’

Victoria Nantambi By Irene Best Nyapendi The first time Victoria Nantambi had a ward round, she was with a team of three other nurses. Together, they were entrusted with the task of treating an elderly woman who was suffering from a lung infection. The woman also had an open ulcer. Although this was Nantambi’s first […]

Apr
22

The Dream and the Miracle: Buvuma Island 

Rev. Brian preaching The Archbishop of Uganda Forges a Partnership That Brings Hope to a Remote Island. Blog post by Bonnie Wellensiek and photos by Ty Van Rensburg. On a Saturday morning in August 2023, Reverend Brian from the Anglican Church of Uganda stood in a remote forest clearing near his church on an island […]

Apr
18

Amoit: From daddy’s to the world’s engineer

Faith Amoit Codrine is passionate about structural dynamics By Kefa Senoga Long ago, when a television set malfunctioned at the home of Okolong Charles, his daughter, Faith Codrine Amoit, embarked on a mission to repair it. Although she did not get it to perform its function again, Okolong was convinced his daughter would perform well […]

Apr
17

UCU student balances job opportunity and studies

Derrick Matovu serving fuel at Stabex station in Seeta By Irene Best Nyapendi It began with a simple stroll around the bazaar grounds at Uganda Christian University (UCU). Derrick Matovu, a School of Business student, was there to see the latest trends within the exhibitors. That casual trip to the bazaar last year provided Matovu […]

Apr
16

Idaho Church Engages Young Anglicans

By: Sydney Alleyne Recently, Georgette Forney, President of Anglicans For Life (AFL), had the privilege of speaking with Bishop Ben Fischer from Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church in Nampa, Idaho. This church is a shining example of a church that shares AFL’s mission to uphold the Sanctity of Life. Bishop Ben’s dedication to nurturing the […]

Apr
16

Fulfilling the Great Commission Together

This blog post was originally published in the Spring 2024 edition of The ACNA’s The Apostle magazine and is reposted with permission. “If Anglicans don’t support Anglican missions, who will?” — Jenny Noyes Archbishop Foley Beach’s 2024 World Mission Sunday letter stated, “We in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) are the indirect beneficiaries […]

Apr
15

UCU researchers seek to multiply bamboo production for more benefits

UCU Alum Winnie Namutosi in laboratory By Pauline Luba Micropropagation refers to the growing of plants in closed vessels that contain culture media with nutrients and growth regulators. Since the plants are grown in glass, they are described as in vitro, as opposed to in vivo plants that are grown in soil.   Knowing the multiple benefits […]

Apr
14

SAMS Missionary Richard Ranger to be Honored by Dartmouth

The honorary degree recipients at Dartmouth’s June 9 Commencement will be, clockwise from top left, Roger Federer, the Commencement speaker; Mira Murati, Thayer ’12; Paul Nakasone; Richard Ranger ’74; Roy Vagelos; Mung Chiang; Joy Buolamwini; Liz Cheney; and, center, John Urschel.          Read more