Ugandan Problems Need Divine Intervention– Ntagali

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The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda His Grace Stanley Ntagali says Ugandans have allowed promiscuity, homosexuality and abortion to infiltrate the country adding that without spiritual intervention the vices will practically destroy Uganda akin to the biblical story on Sodom and Gomorrah.

Uganda's problems are fundamentally spiritual because people have allowed evil to flourish at all levels, destroying the moral fiber right from the family. This is according to the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda (COU) Stanley Ntagali.

He says Ugandans have allowed promiscuity, homosexuality and abortion to infiltrate the country adding that without spiritual intervention the vices will practically destroy Uganda akin to the biblical story on Sodom and Gomorrah, which were completely consumed by fire and brimstone for swaying away from God's command.

He says that Ugandans should seek God's intervention against a harsh divine judgment, through re-writing government policies as well as through UN funded Non-Governmental Organizations. The Archbishop was this morning delivering his 2018 Christmas message during a Press Conference held at the Church of Uganda Provincial Secretariat in Namirembe, Kampala.

"This is why we have made the past two years in the Church of Uganda the Year of the Family. The transformation of our country begins when individuals and families recognize they can't be their own savior, when they invite Jesus to rescue them, and when they pursue righteousness and holiness," said Ntagali in part.

Archbishop Ntagali urged Ugandans that in the midst of their final preparations for Christmas, they should take time to remember Jesus who is to be born and the reason for the season.
 
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The Archbishop announced that 2019 has been declared The Year of Children as agreed upon by the Provincial Assembly of the Church of Uganda.  The theme for the Year of Children is "Take care of this Child" derived from the book of Exodus 2:9.

 "As we conclude the second Year of the Family, we want to focus next year specifically on children. Children are among the most vulnerable members of our society and the challenges they face reveal to us how so many of Uganda's problems today are fundamentally spiritual issues," he added.

Ntagali said that Christmas tells us where to find the solution to the big spiritual problems noting that far too many children suffer due to bad decisions by their own parents. He challenged parents to give more time to their children adding that today; far too many children are left on their own or often in the care of maids and teachers.
 
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Ntagali also urged Ugandans to desist from witchcraft and other ungodly vices as they celebrate Christmas.
 
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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.