Father Emmanuel was ordained a Catholic priest in 1987, becoming a part of the Kampala Archdiocese in Uganda. He has led many pilgrimages to the East African Lakes Region and is involved with multiple organizations there as well. Currently, Father Emmanuel serves as a professor of Theology and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include politics and violence in Africa, the theology of reconciliation, and Catholicism in the global South. Click below to explore more about Father Emmanuel’s work as a priest, professor, and pilgrim.

Recent Updates

Greetings everyone! I have spent the past few months on sabbatical in Uganda, spending much of my time on the Bethany Land Institute (BLI) campus. Partially funded by the Louisville Institute, my sabbatical research project, Sowing Hope, involves working with BLI to gain a deeper understanding of the […]
Listen to the homily Father Emmanuel gave on the 4th anniversary of his mother’s passing.
Hello friends. It has been an eventful fall, and I am happy to share an update on how I have spent the first half of my sabbatical. September: In early September, I participated in a weeklong spiritual retreat at St. John’s Abbey in Minnesota, USA. It […]
Not able to attend Father Emmanuel’s book launch for his latest book, Who Are My People?, held at Notre Dame last week? No worries! It was recorded and is now available on YouTube (see video below or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRabyB3w8LA). As a refresher, here is a short […]

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