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

Oh come oh come oh Emmanuel… Advent greetings and wishes for a blessed Christmas! As we wait and long for God’s coming and dwelling among us – as Emmanuel – I am happy to share the following updates: –  A recent interview on Ufahamu Africa’s podcast discussing […]
It has been a while since I posted here. It’s not because there hasn’t been anything interesting going on; on the contrary, there has been a lot-almost—“too much—” thank God all going mostly in the right direction. A busy summer in Uganda working at BLI with […]
Easter Greetings from South Bend. Two significant trips marked the last month of my life, and reminded me, once again, of the significance of “planting seeds” on the long journey of peace and integral ecology. Trip One: Uganda March 4-15: for a BLI Uganda board meeting, […]
“If we live we live for the Lord, and if we die we die for the Lord. And so, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” Romans 14:8 On February 7th, I had the privilege of offering a mass for my mother, Magdalene […]