Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Christian churchgoers in Uganda issued identity cards

From "The Underground"

Christian churchgoers in Uganda will be issued identity cards even as overnight prayer meetings are being suspended in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in a restaurant and a rugby club where people had gathered to watch the World Cup finals.

For the safety of churchgoers, identification cards will be issued for all church members, and every church will have its own checkpoint.

The Uganda National Fellowship of Born-again Churches has also put on hold all overnight prayer meetings and crusades nationwide, The Monitor said.

In a security meeting set by the Kampala City Council, UNFBAC vice chairman David Kiganda said, “No stranger will be allowed to attend any prayer sessions,” The Monitor said.
Kiganda said approved churches must also install soundproof facilities and can only operate until midnight. Mayor Nasser Sebaggala said the changes are intended to protect churches from possible terrorist attacks, The Monitor said.

Anglican Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi denounced the July 11 terrorist bombings, but also urged the people to resist vengeance and suspicion.

He noted that Christians (84 percent) and Muslims (12 percent) had always lived peacefully together in Uganda adding, “Peaceful society is the right of every one regardless of their age, race, gender or religious inclination,” Ekklesia said.

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