I am a pilgrim. My parents were born in Rwanda. I myself was born and raised in Uganda. I spent six years (1991-6) in Europe. Since 2001, I have lived in the United States, spending twelve of those years at Duke, where I taught at a Methodist Divinity School. As a Catholic priest, I have not only served communities in Africa, but different parishes in the U.S. and worked among and with various denominational bodies: Evangelical, Methodist, Presbyterian, Mennonite, Baptist… These many intersections of my life has brought me to an acute sense of life as a journey, and an appreciation of the church as a community on pilgrimage toward God’s new creation.
If my life at these various intersections has placed me on a restless journey, it has also led me to discover many gifts along the way. I invite you to join me on this restless journey, so that together we may discover the unexpected gifts of friendship, community and glimpses of new creation. Here are some programmatic initiatives that I have been involved in and continue to be passionate about.
- The Duke Center for Reconciliation of which I was co-founder and co-director. Consider attending either the The Summer Institute at Duke or the Great Lakes Initiative Institute in East Africa (every January).
- The Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope: sign up for a two week (summer) journey to Uganda and/or Rwanda with me.
- Share the Blessings :Join our efforts to provide clean water and education in Uganda
- Bethany House - plan to stay at this restful center for mission and reconciliation in Entebbe.