The Great Lakes Leadership Institute 2011

I am so grateful to each of you for your prayers for the recent Great Lakes Leadership Institute (and to the partnerships that made the Institute possible:  MCC, World Vision International, ALARM and the CFR). The Institute was a truly amazing five days (Jan 16-22, 2011) – with so much to be grateful for.

Among others:



the venue: National Seminary Ggaba, a catholic Seminary, my alma mater, on the outskirts of Kampala. With its beautiful and expansive lawns, serene setting overlooking lake Victoria, the neat chapel and clean dormitories, Ggaba is one of the best kept secrets….


…the community:  over 130 participants from 10 African countries, the U.S. and Canada… representing the most ecumenical  cross section of Christian leaders  in the region…


…five days of learning, interaction and discussion around a holistic vision of reconciliation, with morning  plenary sessions and afternoon seminars on such diverse topics as : political advocacy, social entrepreneurship, the healing of memories, building up and leading hopeful institutions…


…guided by a workbook  developed around a theological, contextual and practical methodology…


…the many incredible stories/signs and ‘exhibits” of leadership into new creation…


…shared worship and meals…


…a day of pilgrimage to St. Jude’s farm, Busense and learning from Josephine Kizza…


…a lot of fun and community building….

…and so many other gifts. Indeed, to echo the words of the Institute theme song: “To God in Gladness sing, how great thou name…”



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