By Emmanuel Omona
Religious leaders mainly from the born again Churches in Gulu district have assembled in Sunset Hotel in Gulu district for a consultative meeting on post conflict healing.
The religious leaders who are mainly pastors from different churches want to seek ways to heal the residents in northern Uganda who suffered over 20 years of the Lords Resistance Army insurgency.
Pastor Theophilus Sewimfura from Rwanda while addressing the pastors in Gulu encouraged his fellow pastors in Northern Uganda to engage Christians into prayers.
Pastor Sewimfura maintained that there are many distresses which were caused by the insurgency and needs intervention by pastors.
“The Apartheid regime in South Africa, Rwandan Genocide, and the Insurgency in Northern Uganda left a lot of trauma which needs a lot of prayers”, The Rwandan Pastor explained.
The Gulu Pastor Charles Lakony , in his message explained the need of prayers to heal the wounds of residents who suffered in Northern Uganda.
“The insurgency has left many people hopeless and we only need prayers so that God help the people of Northern Uganda”, Lakony said.
Lakony maintained that though there are a lot of interventions from the government, religious leaders need to engage local people into prayers.