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Churches, bars on the spot over noise pollution in Lira city

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Lira have decried the excessive noise pollution in the area. They note that noise pollution from nightclubs and places of worship has increased to unbearable levels and has failed them to realize basic benefits such as peaceful sleep. Rebecca Hope Akello, a mobile …

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Rampant theft of church properties worries Lira residents

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The rampant cases of theft of public address systems, keyboards, wine and generators from churches in Lira city has raised concern among residents. In the last three months, more than 10 churches have reported the theft of public address systems, generators, Altar wine and musical …

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Minister turns to churches for support amidst opposition to EACOP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is turning to churches to seek their support for the development of Uganda’s oil and gas sector. Climate activists have stepped up their campaigns against the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) by targeting the churches and have had an audience with the Pope …

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Pentecostal church leaders to prioritize psychosocial support

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The leadership of the National Fellowship of Born-Again Pentecostal Churches of Uganda-NFBPC has resolved to start psychosocial support programs in their places of worship following the partial reopening from the second lockdown. During their retreat in Masaka city, the fourteen regional overseers of Pentecostal Churches in …

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Baptist Union to weed out untrained pastors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Baptist Union in Uganda has started phasing out none trained pastors because of numerous complaints about their conduct. Many untrained preachers and self-styled “prophets” have been at the center of extorting their followers to enrich themselves. Pastor Abel Ssegirinya, the president of the Baptist Union …

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Rain, silent night usher in new year

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Rain on Thursday night dampened the mood of the New Year celebrations in most areas of Kampala. Although many Ugandans celebrated their new years online, mostly through watching sermons from churches, Television dance parties, while others kept indoors, the outdoor activity and celebrations were not …

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Churches resort to online prayers to usher in new year

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | This year, millions of faithfuls will not usher in 2021 in Churches as is the norm due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. For the first time in over 20 years, Pentecostal churches will not hold prayers that usher faithfuls into the new due to COVID-019 …

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