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

Father Anthony Rweza (aka Father Zach), a co-founder of BLI, beloved priest, and dear friend to many, passed away on June 15, 2021. Below is a beautiful tribute to him written by Fr. Joseph Ssebunya. He will be be dearly missed. FARE THEE WELL, FR. ZACH […]
I am looking back at the spring just behind us with gratitude for the many gifts, including these May gifts: A beautiful BLI USA board meeting: a celebration, first for the opportunity to meet face to face–after over a year–thanks to the Covid 19 vaccines; secondly, […]
Greetings from South Bend! Father Emmanuel has returned to the United States and is finishing up the semester teaching at the University of Notre Dame. He has also been busy with various webinars, discussing his books and ideas with colleagues from across the world. Please see […]
Hello all. We would like to invite you to attend a webinar in which Father Emmanuel will be speaking about his book, “Mirror to the Church: Resurrecting Faith After Genocide in Rwanda.” Father Emmanuel will engage in dialogue with Pastor Matt McCoy about how the lessons […]

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