Even as he served as a parochial vicar for Holy Family-St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Park Slope in 2007, Father Expedit Sserunjogi’s thoughts were never far from his native village of Nazigo in Uganda.
On World Refugee Day, organized every year on June 20 by the United Nations, a senior official of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) urged increased support for migrants, as he warned that Sudan’s massive human movement due to war risked becoming yet another forgotten crisis.
Ugandans woke up June 17 to the shock of a school massacre in which at least 39 students and two community members were killed.
Violet Babirye sits on the edge of the bed of her two-room home in the sprawling informal settlement of Kisenyi, Mbarara municipality in southwestern Uganda. Wearing a white blouse and black skirt, she painfully narrates the ordeal she went through in Kuwait at the hands of her employers while working as a housemaid.
A Catholic priest in Uganda has called the country’s tourism minister “a disciple of Satan” for a new campaign highlighting the country’s women.