By Lydia Nsubuga
Min. of state for Elderly & Disability affairs and also Bbaale county MP, Hon. Sulaiman Kyebakoze Madada has stressed the significance of strengthening interfaith harmony in the country.
Madada revealed that world over, politics & the church are involved in the state formation thus one can not do without the other. He noted therefore, that there is need of an advocacy Uganda in particular that focuses on interfaith harmony dialogue if conflicts are to be avoided.
He said that its imperative to know that conflicts are not bad if they are managed appropriately under the principles of dialogue which is open minded, compassionate, tolerance among others.
This was at a dinner in Katikomu Hotel Kayunga town to mark the Interfaith Harmony Week which started on Monday organised by Global Citizens International Kayunga.
Meanwhile, the guest speaker, Prof. Ndebesa Mwangusya also emphasized the issue noting that Africa should teach the world interfaith dialogue to avoid conflicts emerging out of religion that has consumed a lot of people’s live citing out the examples of Bokoharam in Nigeria among others.
The Director Global Citizens International & also host, Joseph Nahabwe said there will be no peace among the nations without peace among religions & also without dialogue among religions. He called upon Ugandans to unite for a common goal which is love and tolerance among the masses.
Participants also passed a resolution to have this week always celebrated country wide, appointing Hon. Madada a patron of the movement.
It attracted believers from different denominations and sects that make up the religions in the country.