Making Babies: The Motive for Peace

At the recent burial of one of the Lango tribe’s great mothers, thousands of attendees were graced with the presence of the Won Nyaci (head chief). Burials, and virtually all other functions and events in Uganda, are filled with lengthy speeches from notable community figures such as this old man. The speech was concluded with […]

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, […]

Female Students Perform Millet Grinding in Sports Day Competition

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 […]

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 […]

Making Peace by Not Doing: Good Slacktivism

“What do you do?” is typically the second question anybody asks you, if you are over the age of 20.  We are socialized to formulate a response relating to our professional career, workplace position title, or place of employment, which are usually indicative of our socio-economic status. We have allowed what we do from 9 […]

Responding to a Dream

I would have never imagined God speaking to me through a dream.  Nor would I have ever trusted anyone telling me God spoke to them through a dream.  So out of fairness, feel free to disregard the entire story below.  I have no credible evidence, nor even a desire to prove that what I’m about […]

Spiritual Worldview and Worship Music: America v. Uganda

Today I attended a worship service at a church which I believe is struggling to authentically enact and understand the radical communion (“common union”) of the Kingdom reality.  Its musical worship did not consistently feel like it measured up to this commitment, though. Week after week, in this church and in others, I find myself […]