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Inter-Religious council launches the first Family Festival

Member of the council presidents of IRCU & Archbishop of Uganda Orthodox Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Jerenymous Muzeeyi delivers his speech during the launch at uganda media centre

The leadership of inter-religious council of Uganda (IRCU) in partnership with Global Peace Foundation and the Government of the Republic of Uganda, have launched the first inter-religious family festival which will take place on 29/6/2024 at Kololo Independence Grounds.

Addressing journalists at today’s launch, one of the council presidents of IRCU & Archbishop of Uganda Orthodox Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Jerenymous Muzeeyi noted that the family festival will be aimed at addressing critical challenges facing African societies and families and will be celebrated under the theme: “Celebrating Faith, Family, Freedom: One Family under God’’ for African Renaissance,”

He also disclosed that the much anticipated festival draws inspiration from the vision that Africa can serve as a focal point for uplifting shared values, sustainable development and peace building. “It brings together thousands of families and distinguished leaders, including religious, cultural, political, business, artists, media and community leaders, as well as representatives from the East African Community, African Union and the international community.” He said

He additionally stated that, the other key stakeholders include youth, parents, the private sector, educators, environmentalists, civil servants and civil society.

The said festival is also expected to highlight the importance of family, interfaith and intercultural cooperation in advancing freedom and the vision of a twenty-first century African renaissance.

Jerenymous also outlined that during the entire festival, a number of activities and discussions will take place, including panel and roundtable discussions, student education and parenting workshops, exhibitions, sightseeing, mountain climbing, the Uganda Martyr’s trail and environmental conservation initiatives.

“These activities are designed to engage participants in dialogue on issues such as youth empowerment, education reform, religious freedom, and socio-economic transformation.” He narrated

Upon the completion of the festival, the Inter-Religious council hopes that the results will contribute highly towards the empowerment of African families and faith/cultural communities in addressing the challenges facing the continent forexample povery, conflicts that hinder development, health challenges, Education, unemployment among other key problems.

The president of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to be the guest of honour at the ceremonial event in Kololo, alongside the First Lady of Uganda Janet Museveni.








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