Hardcore Music, Effective Fundraising, & the Widow’s Coin

What do noisy music, raising money, and land theft have in common? Nothing, it seems. That was my first thought when a friend recently invited me on a brief tour with his band (based in New England), offering the space to sell some jewelry and reach out to music lovers on behalf of Solidarity Uganda. […]

SU Given Grant for Solar Communication

Browse photos and learn more below, including how you can expand the network with us! Why A Solar Communication Project? When a dictator and his regime begin to realize people are organizing themselves to create a better society, they make things difficult and cut off the electricity supply. UMEME is the electricity provider for Uganda, […]

Ch 1: True Stories of a Ugandan Schoolgirl

Chapter 1: “Mr. Muhiire’s Shame” – Awaiting your thoughts!  Yes, you! We never sleep on the night we come back to school. The two week holidays we spend with our families are the only opportunities we have to enjoy freedom, so every girl returns to St. Julian of Norwich Secondary School with stories of family, […]

Where Does Power Come From?

Power comes from the gun of a man who stands outside my home He waits until I wake, poised silent and calm Power is his, thus so are my cattle, my land, my people   Yet power comes from the man who gave this man the gun Bathed in the colors of a general, the […]

Why I Should Be an Alcoholic

I once knew physics well for A few months A bomb descended I Couldn’t stop it (but on paper I knew) The impact was absorbed by the Face of a laughing child And the weight of cinder blocks resting upon Her blameless corpse I looked at my uncle’s tax forms there was Written the child’s […]

Kingdom of God understood in Mathematical Figures

Although not rejecting all aspects of the above models, Gutierrez considers them insufficient, having dichotomized the activity of the faith community. He instead suggests that “the building of a just society…the process of liberation is…a salvific work.”

Oringa visiting Canada

Interview with Chris Oringa

An interview with Christopher Oringa, Director of NOTE (Northern Operations for Transformational Education), a chapter of Solidarity Uganda.  Oringa enlights us on the 100,000 acre land dispute in Amuru District. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/4502489″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

The Spiritual Dimensions of Liberation

These relationships and dimensions of liberation are all spiritual insofar as “to know God is to do justice,” a prominent understanding of the Hebrew prophets and Jesus of Nazareth.

Total Liberation Model

Created by Phil Wilmot (mistakes are mine), but derived from Gustavo Gutierrez’s work on Liberation Theology

On Not Being an Orphanage: Development(‘s History) vs./and Liberation

What if development, as we knew it, was inherently bad? I have not written on this blog for quite awhile, because I was reading.  It was the first book I have read since college, and it was a dense, long-winded one: Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez’s “A Theology of Liberation.” Gutierrez’s basic argument is that truly Christian […]