Reverend Erasmus Turyatunga, the Diocesan Secretary of the Diocese of Kigezi says the Fellowship embraces other ethnic groups and friends of Kigezi despite highlighting lots of issues in the mother diocese in Kabale.
The Diocese of Kigezi says the purpose for which it formed its
Kampala Chapter is far from promoting ethnic-religious fellowship or
radicalization in cosmopolitan Diocese of Kampala.
The Kampala chapter was started in June to promote the fellowship of Christians
from the Diocese of Kigezi who are working or living in greater Kampala.
During its meetings, the Chapter celebrates an English translated Holy
Communion Service in Lunyankole and Lukiga languages.
Reverend Erasmus Turyatunga, the Diocesan Secretary of the Diocese of Kigezi
says the fellowship embraces other ethnic groups and friends of Kigezi despite
highlighting lots of issues in the mother diocese in Kabale.
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Reverend Turyatunga says it is wrong to mistake the Fellowship as
Christian gathering bent on ethnic lineage.
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Manzi Tumubweine, former Finance Minister for Privatization who is the
Chairperson of the fellowship says Kampala Chapter was formed to cater for
spiritual needs of all Christians from the Diocese migrating to urban centres
rather than ethnic groupings.
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The Fellowship is in the process of assembling a Choir composed of Christians
from the Diocese of Kigezi to animate service in Runyankore and Rukiga
Tumubweine says it is wrong to think that the fellowship is ethnic
in nature adding that it is a platform meant to bring together people from
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Bishop Bagamuhunda says it is impractical to have an ethnic Christian gathering
in cosmopolitan civilizations. He says the Fellowship is an opportunity for the
Christian family to take time off their busy schedules to meet and walk together
as a Christian family.
On Sunday, the Fellowship formed five Committees to promote its
activities in greater Kampala as well as back at home in Kabale during its
second meeting held at the Resurrection Church in Bugolobi.
They are Rules and Regulations Committee, Finance and Investment
Committee, Fellowship and Communion Committee, Social Service Committee and
that of Production and Environment.
Tumubweine says the Committees consist of critical mass of technical
human resource necessary for the development of the Kigezi region.