Archbishop Janani Luwum Day

Archbishop Janani Luwum Day

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Janani Luwum was the third Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Burundi and Zaire. He was born in 1922, converted to Christianity in 1948 and became a priest in 1951 before he was appointed Church Archbishop in 1974 He got the rank of Archbishop after Idi Amin’s military coup in 1971 and self- proclamation as the president of Uganda. Idi Amin’s rule was fraught with human rights violation, corruption, political embezzlement as well as killings of over 100,000 people. Janani Luwum was very vocal in his criticism against the injustices, policies and unexplained abductions by the then government. In 1977, Archbishop Luwum delivered a note to Idi Amin, protesting against the policies of unjustified killings and unexplained disappearances. He was arrested on February 16, 1977 and accused of treason for…
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International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a United Nations-sponsored annual awareness day that takes place on February 6 as part of the UN's efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation. It was first introduced in 2003. In most cultures, there is a passage to adulthood; this includes practices and norms that may be good or harmful to a person in the long run. Female Genital Mutilation is one of these practices and practiced in most countries across the globe including Uganda. Female genital mutilation refers to the complete or partial removal of external female genitalia. It involves piercing and cutting off the clitoris, or sewing shut all or part of a girl’s or a woman’s external genitals. The removal of female genitalia has roots in thousands…
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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

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Cancer has impacted either of us in one way or the other and February 4 was created as a World Cancer Day to raise awareness about prevention, detection and treatment. Cancer is one of the leading cause of deaths worldwide. Cancer is a disease which occurs when changes in a group of normal cells within the body lead to uncontrolled, abnormal growth forming a lump called a tumor; If left untreated, tumors can grow and spread to other parts of the body via the bloodstream and lymphatic systems, and can affect the digestive, nervous and circulatory systems or release hormones that may affect body function. Cancer has numerous types, so there are various colors and symbols used to mark a specific type of cancer and promote the fight against it.…
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The World Interfaith Harmony Week

The World Interfaith Harmony Week

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The United Nations General Assembly made a resolution that seeks a worldwide celebration of various faiths through the Interfaith Harmony Week which runs from February 1 to 7. Its goal is to promote harmony between citizens of the world regardless of their faith; a celebration of unity in diversity and divine connection between people and their faith. The World Interfaith Harmony Week strengthens two religious commandments, “to Love God and to love the Neighbour,” without nevertheless compromising any of their own religious tenets. This mantra teaches everyone goodwill and the power of love, faith, kindness, charity, and healing. It includes those of other faiths and those with no faith. It is hoped that this initiative will provide a focal point from which all people of goodwill can recognize that the…
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