JUST ANOTHER STATISTIC

Daniel Okech is one of the scholars that scooped the Wii Otem Independent study scholarships offered by Solidarity Uganda at Wii Otem, Lira. As Steve Biko notes, the greatest weapon in the hand of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed and we can not stop enriching our minds with knowledge and resources that […]

CITIZENS ARREST CORRUPT OC CID IN KYERE, SERERE DISTRICT

Citizen arrests occur when ordinary people either detain criminals themselves or direct police officers to detain a criminal. In certain situations, private individuals have the power to arrest without a warrant. These arrests by citizens are subject to fewer constitutional requirements than an arrest by law enforcement officers. Whenever a crime is committed, as citizens we […]

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 […]

Women: The Stronger Gender

I remember visiting both the men’s and women’s prisons in Lira with Pastor Ogwang-Ocen (my “omara,” meaning we wedded women of the same village). The jails in Lira were a good experience every time, particularly the ladies’ side.  Some women were guilty, and others innocent – guilty murderers and also victims of wrongful blame – […]

Where God Stopped Being Sovereign: From the White House to the Hills of Kyongera

This is the time of year where we intentionally extend gratitude toward the Almighty for our blessings.  “We are really blessed with so much,” say millions on Thanksgiving Day, referring to their TVs, their cars, their gadgets, their formal education, and the safety of their families.  Youth groups who travel to the two-thirds world for […]