UGANDA: Christians to fast 40 days over child sacrifice
By Josephine Maseruka
February 19, 2009
CHURCHES countrywide will pray and fast for 40 days starting on Wednesday over the increasing cases of human sacrifice.
The prayers will be guided under the theme 'Weeping for Uganda's children who are no more.'
The Anglican Archbishop, Henry Luke Orombi, yesterday made the announcement at the provincial offices in Namirembe at a conference with leaders of Pentecostal churches.
Orombi said the leaders of the Orthodox, Catholic and the Seventh Day Adventist churches had already assented for the campaign.
He said the drive was aimed at making Ugandans repent and ask God to forgive and heal the land.
"There is greed, corruption and an inhuman thirst to spill innocent blood because our society is degenerating owing to greed, Godlessness and moral corruption," he said.
Orombi appealed to head teachers to make convenient reporting time for children and let them go back home before dark.
He also counselled parents: "Parents must understand that they have limited chance to turn their children into responsible people. Once a child grows up, it is no longer your responsibility. Do not leave your children to 'yayas' who cannot instill in them the good morals you want."
Pastor Joseph Sserwadda of Victory Christian Centre appealed to the Government to ignore the traditional healers request to have a law legalising their activities.
Sserwanda critised herbalists and healers whom he said claimed to promote African practices through healing, yet they had turned it into business by using demonic spirits and sacrificing human beings.
He called for deterrent punishments for those convicted of human sacrifice.
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