Archbishop of Uganda calls for inquiry into church seizure and…

first_img [Anglican Communion News Service] State officials have been arrested and charged following the seizure and demolition of St. Peter’s Church in Ndeeba, part of the Diocese of Namirembe in Uganda. The primate of Uganda, Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba, has called for “a serious and impartial inquiry into this matter.” The dispute centers around claims and counter-claims about the ownership of the land on which the church sat.Diocesan spokeswoman Flobia Sebunya told the Daily Monitor newspaper that the church originally started in the house of local resident Phoebe Kagumya, who donated a plot of land in 1979 so that a makeshift church could be constructed. The church continued to grow and in 1981 the church purchased a neighboring plot of land from Evelyn Nachwa, a member of the Buganda royal family.“The young church approached her and she was gracious enough to sell us the land,” Flobia Sebunya said. “That was in 1981. A sales agreement was signed and a title for the land was arranged.”Evelyn Nachwa died in 2001. Five years later, her children contacted the church, claiming that the land belonged to them.In June last year, the Ugandan High Court ruled that the land did belong to the joint administrators of the estate of Evelyn Nachwa, according to a report in the Daily Monitor.The report says that bailiffs evicted the church in March this year and seized the land. The church was demolished on Aug. 9 despite claims by the diocese that they were appealing the court judgment.Read the entire article here. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Africa, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Archbishop of Uganda calls for inquiry into church seizure and demolition An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Anglican Communion Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Posted Aug 25, 2020 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img

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