Over fall break I had the opportunity to lead students on a trip through Uganda as part of the Common Good Initiative. The Common Good Initiative brings graduate students together from a wide range of disciplines to reflect on the intersection between their academic studies and social justice. Our trip to Uganda was titled, “Women, The Church, and the Ecology of the Common Good.”
Students spent time in Entebbe, Jinja, Kampala, Namugongo, Luweero, and Masaka and had the opportunity to meet with female leaders, visit the shrines of Ugandan martyrs, and spend time at the Bethany Land Institute. Through participating in this journey through Uganda, centred on the themes of women, the church, and ecology, I had the opportunity to engage deeply with students about what it means to live out the common good in our world.