By Jane Nambi
Religious leaders, during a meeting with Kawempe north MP, Latif Sebaggala discussed the ongoing marriage and divorce bill citing that the bill disagrees with many of their religious teachings among other things.
Muslims already decided to reject the bill citing that it does not agree with their religious beliefs.
During the meeting, some religious leaders cited that the bill, which tackles different things affecting the marriage institution in Uganda ranging from property sharing to divorce did not agree with several religious views. One leader cited that property sharing was not included in the bible because the bible does not support divorce or separation because what God has put together, no man can separate.
Religious leaders belonging to several beliefs like Pentecostals, Anglicans, Catholics and Muslims attended the meeting.
The marriage and divorce bill has been tabled in parliament for sometime and has been met with a lot of dispute. Among the clauses passed in the bill is property sharing after a divorce, no bride price return, among others.