Uganda Martyrs University Launches Innovative Short Course to Empower Chaplains

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Uganda Martyrs University has introduced a new Short Course on Chaplaincy and pastoral Care aimed at Empowering chaplains in Uganda with essential knowledge, values and skills to enhance their work on spiritual and pastoral care.

The memorable event was officiated by Bishop Serverus Jumba of Masaka Diocese who represented the newly appointed Archbishop of Gulu Diocese  and Chairperson of Council Uganda Martyrs University Rt. Rev. Rapheal p’Mony Wokorach at the University’s Main Campus in Nkozi.

The training has so far attracted 70 chaplains in Uganda serving in several institutions, with no discrimination on weather Anglicans, Muslims, orthodox and other religious faith.

Dr. Patrick Kyamanywa the Vice Chancellor of Uganda Martyrs University says Chaplains play a pivotal role in providing crucial spiritual and emotional support to the society.

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Dr. Patrick Kyamanywa says the course that is intended to be rolled out across the east African region   will equip chaplains with essential knowledge, values, skills and tools relevant for enhancing their spiritual and pastoral care roles; recognizing the evolving challenges and needs of the contemporary world.

Founded by the Catholic Church on the principles of academic excellence and moral integrity, Uganda Martyrs University is the leading institution of higher learning in Uganda, committed to nurturing future leaders who embody the values of service and compassion.

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