Uganda President Urges African Bishops Against Intolerance

By Joshua A. Goldberg | Christian Post Reporter

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni told attendees of this year’s All Africa Bishops Conference on Tuesday that tolerance is a biblical imperative and that Christians should not “have one minute of time wasted” by those promoting prejudice.

Speaking to nearly 400 Anglican bishops and other guests from across the continent, Museveni used the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan to highlight the need to overcome difference and pursue peace and healing.

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He recalled a time in Uganda’s history when Catholics and Protestants were fighting and killing each other.

“I don’t’ know where they heard God wanted them to fight and kill each other,” he said, according to the Anglican Communion News Service.

“A civil war between those calling themselves Catholics and those calling themselves Protestants,” Museveni exclaimed. “Then there was another war between the two of them and Muslims. They were all fighting on behalf of God, they said.”

In recounting the story of the Good Samaritan, Museveni illustrated how prejudice should not get in the way of peace and helping other human beings.

According to the story, as recorded in the New Testament of the Bible, an Israelite who was attacked and in need of help was passed over by members of the Jewish religious elite and eventually aided by a Samaritan, who at that time was a traditional enemy of the Israelites. Read more: Christian Post

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One Response to Uganda President Urges African Bishops Against Intolerance

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