A five day seminar
was organized under the topic Memory, Truth and Justice was organized by the
German Catholic Organization AGEH together with the Commissions of Justice
and Peace from different Catholic Dioceses in Uganda, at Boma Hotel in Gulu
from November 2, 2011. The seminar dealt with the burden of the past,
the re-integration progracess of the formerly abbducted children by the LRA.
The Seminary attracted representatives of NGOs, religious and cultural
leaders and members of the local government as well as the judiciary.
On November 2, the Archbishop, His Grace John Baptist Odama thanked the
organisers of the workshop saying that it was organized at a material time
when Acholi sub region is in the process of reconciliation with their
neighbours from Lango, Teso and west Nile subregions who were also affected
by the insurgency .
His Grace Odama revealed
that three days previously, some formally abducted children were reunited
with their Parents although he does not rule out the fact that other
children are still in captivity.
On behalf of President Bishop of Germany, Luer Gorg who addressed the
participants asked them to approach reconciliation with reality but not
He said that the challenges of dealing with the burden of the past
violences can only be confronted with the help of the holy spirit and
He said that one of the crucial role of the church was to preach against
all aspects of violence which has caused disintegration among societies
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