Tuesday 22 December 2009

Pastor Jackson Ssenyonga speaks about his child molestation case



Pastor Jackson Ssenyonga speaks about his child molestation case

Monday, 21 December 2009 15:24


Pastor Jackson Ssenyonga has told his followers that the child molestation charges against him are over because he repented and was forgiven. Pastor Ssenyonga the senior pastor of Christian Life Church , Bwaise was speaking to his congregation for the first time since he was arrested in Denver, Oakland in August 2008 over child molestation.

Pastor Ssenyonga told Bukedde that he was shortly detained at Santa Rita prison in Dublin and was restricted from moving out this county for two years.

While preaching on Sunday at Christian Life Church, Bwaise he told his congregation that the molestation incident was resolved within 24 hours and since then he has been free to move any where in America.

Bukedde has reliably learnt that Pastor Ssenyonga was released on parole and handed over his passport that enabled him to return to Uganda.

Pastor Ssenyonga told his congregation that people are yearning for him so much in America and promised to return to America after the National celebration of December, 31st, 2009.

Omusumba Ssenyonga ayogedde ku musango gwe

Monday, 21 December 2009 15:24


Monday, 21 December 2009 15


OMUSUMBA Jackson Ssenyonga ategeezezza abagoberezi be nti eby’okutigaatiga akawala ebyavaako okumukwatira mu Amerika, yabimalirizza oluvannyuma lw’okwetonda n’asonyiyibwa.

Ssenyonga akulira Ekkanisa ya Christian Life Church e Bwaise gwe gwabadde omulundi gwe ogusoose okwanirizibwa mu kkanisa ye okuva lwe baamukwatira mu Amerika mu August wa 2008 nga bamulumiriza nti yatigaatiga akawala ak’emyaka 13 bwe baali ku nnyonyi eyali emuggya e Denver okumutwala mu kibuga Oakland mu Ssaza ly’e California.
Ssenyonga yakwatirwa ku kisaawe ky’ennyonyi era ensonda mu California zaategeeza
Bukedde nti baamusibirako mu kkomera ly’e Santa Rita mu Dublin gye yamala essaawa entonotono n’aweebwa ekibonerezo kya myaka ebiri nga tafuluma ssaza eryo oluvannyuma lw’omukozi ku nnyonyi okumulumiriza nti yamulaba ng’atigaatiga akawala akatanneetuuka ke yali aliraanye era ne kaleekaana nnyo.

Mu kubuulira ku Ssande, Ssenyonga yagambye nti, ‘Ekintu ekyaliwo kyali kya ssaawa busaawa era nneetonda ne kiggwa mu ssaawa 24 zokka, naye bannamawulire baakizimbulukusa. Ebbanga lye mmazeeyo (mu Amerika) mbadde wa ddembe okutuuka buli we njagala’.

Wabula Bukedde yategeezeddwa nti Ssenyonga okukkirizibwa okudda mu Uganda, yamaze kuwaayo kusaba kwe ng’ayita mu nkola emanyiddwa nga “Parole” mwe bayimbulira abasibe ab’empisa ng’ekibonerezo tekinnaggwaako era nti bwe beetegerezza enneeyisa ya Ssenyonga ne bakkiriza okumuddiza paasipooti ye ekyamusobozesezza okudda.
Yategeezezza abagoberezi be nti mu Amerika yavuddeyo ng’abantu bamuyaayaanira era waakuddayo ng’amalirizza olukung’aana lw’okusaba okumalako omwaka omukadde n’okwaniriza omuggya lw’ategese e Kololo.

Monday 21 December 2009

Pastor Martin Ssempa Rejects Pastor Rick Warren’s request to Ugandan Pastors to denounce the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

FIRST SEE: Open Letter to Pastor Martin Ssempa as regards Pastor Rick Warren’s Rejection of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexual bill


Rick Warren Denounces the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill Bill


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Fighting sin using the law!!!! Why I do not Support THE ANTI HOMOSEXUALITY BILL. 2009


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Pastor Martin Ssempa Rejects Pastor Rick Warren’s request to Ugandan Pastors to denounce the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Jim Burroway

December 17th, 2009

Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa, who had met several times with Saddleback pastor Rick Warren, is positively livid over Warren’s statement calling on Ugandan pastors to oppose the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. In a letter addressed to Warren (PDF: 88KB/4 pages) and obtained by Christianity Today, Ssempa acknowledges receiving a letter from Warren asking Ugandan pastors to speak out against the bill, and counters with a deliberately misleading and convoluted defense of it.

After nearly three pages of ranting, Ssempa says that two amendments will be proposed for the bill:

At a special sitting of the Uganda Joint Christian Council taskforce sat and reviewed the bill to make comments. We resolved to support the bill with some amendments which included the following:

a. We suggested a less harsher sentence of 20 years instead of the death penalty for pedophilia or aggravated homosexuality.

b. We suggested the inclusion of counseling and rehabilitation being offered to offenders and victims. The churches are willing to provide the necessary help for those who are willing to undergo counseling and rehabilitation.

This revives the forced therapy proposal brought up last March during a three-day anti-gay conference in Kampala. That conference, organized by Stephen Langa of Kampala-based Family Life Network featured Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively, Exodus International board member Don Schmierer, and International Healing Foundation’s Caleb Brundidge.

The Ugandan Parliament will reportedly bring the Anti-Homosexuality Bill up for a second reading debate on Friday. It’s unknown whether these proposals will be brought up during that debate.

Ssempa also recounts Warren’s 2008 trip to Uganda in support of the Anglican Church of Uganda’s boycott of the Lambeth Conference over the U.S. church’s ordination of Rev. Gene Robinson as the denomination’s first openly gay bishop. Ssempa lectured Warren:

When you came to Uganda on Thursday, 27 March 2008, and expressed support to the Church of Uganda’s boycott of the pro-homosexual church of England, you stated; “The Church of England is wrong, and I support the Church of Uganda”. You are further remembered to say, “homosexuality is not a natural way of life and thus (its) not a human right. We shall not tolerate this aspect at all.”

Ssempa later returns to this subject at the end of his letter with a reference to Warren’s PEACE plan for Africa:

We note with sadness the increasing levels of accepting of the evil of homosexuality. The ordination of Mary Glasspool a Lesbian as a bishop in Los Angeles without any condemnation from you, has increased the widening gap between the global south church in Africa and the global north church in Europe and America. In these increasingly dark days, we encourage you not to give into the temptation to water down what the bible says so as not to offend people. Jesus’s gospel is a stumbling block, and a rock of offfense. Rick you are our friend, we have bought many of your books and have been blessed by them. Do not let the pressure of bloggers and popular media intimidate you into becoming a negotiator for homosexual pedophilia rights in Africa. As you yourself say about evil, — “the Bible says evil has to be opposed. Evil has to be stopped. The Bible does not say negotiate with evil. It says stop it. Stop evil.” Since the bible says that the giant of homosexuality is an “abomination” or a great evil, you cannot achieve the peace plan without a purpose driven confrontation with evil.

Ssempa has been a leading promoter of harsher treatment for that country’s LGBT citizens. He has also accused rival pastors of homosexuality. These allegations were found to be false, and Ssempa found himself under investigation for filing false reports. That investigation was apparently halted when President Yoweri Museveni intervened.

Rick Warren recently distanced himself from Ssempa:

Martin Ssempa does not represent me, my wife Kay, Saddleback Church, nor the Global PEACE Plan strategy. In 2007, we completely severed contact with Mr. Ssempa when we learned that his views and actions were in serious conflict with our own. Our role, and the role of the PEACE Plan, whether in Uganda or any other country, is always pastoral and never political. We vigorously oppose anything that hinders the goals of the PEACE Plan: Promoting reconciliation, Equipping ethical leaders, Assisting the poor, Caring for the sick, and Educating the next generation.

Sunday 20 December 2009

Rick Warren Denounces the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill Bill

As an American pastor, it is not my role to interfere with the politics of other nations, but it IS my role to speak out on moral issues. It is my role to shepherd other pastors who look to me for guidance, and it is my role to correct lies, errors, and false reports when others associate my name with a law that I had nothing to do with, completely oppose, and vigorously condemn. I am referring to the pending law under consideration by the Ugandan Parliament, known as the Anti-Homosexuality Bill...

I am taking the extraordinary step of speaking to you -- the pastors of Uganda and spiritual leaders of your nation -- for five reasons: First, the potential law is unjust, extreme and un-Christian toward homosexuals, requiring the death penalty in some cases. If I am reading the proposed bill correctly, this law would also imprison anyone convicted of homosexual practice. Second, the law would force pastors to report their pastoral conversations with homosexuals to authorities. Third, it would have a chilling affect on your ministry to the hurting. As you know, in Africa, it is the churches that are bearing the primary burden of providing care for people infected with HIV/AIDS. If this bill passed, homosexuals who are HIV positive will be reluctant to seek or receive care, comfort and compassion from our churches out of fear of being reported. You and I know that the churches of Uganda are the truly caring communities where people receive hope and help, not condemnation. Fourth, ALL life, no matter how humble or broken, whether unborn or dying, is precious to God. My wife Kay and I have devoted our lives and our ministry to saving the lives of people, including homosexuals, who are HIV positive. It would be inconsistent to save some lives and wish death on others. We're not just pro-life. We are whole life.

Worldwide Crisis inThe Church

Worldwide Crisis inThe Church

by Andrew Strom. | Posted December 20 2009

I only began to truly understand the magnitude of this crisis on my recent trip to Uganda. I have ministered in Nigeria many times, but I had always thought Nigeria was a special case - that the awful poison I saw there had not spread so far in other places. Uganda opened my eyes. The whole of Africa is being infected. And I mean on an epidemic scale. An utter destruction of truth, a complete undermining of the words of Jesus, a total loss of the pure milk of the word. Greed and corruption and "prosperity" lies are laying waste to it all on a vast scale.

It is so difficult to put into words the horror of what is happening in the Third World. These are Revival countries - where God has been moving in great power. They are nations full of the simple and the poor - who often make the most devoted lambs of Jesus. And now I feel like we are seeing the "rape" of these precious Third World Christians by a vast army of corrupted charlatans who call them-selves "God's preachers". Leaders by the thousand who have been utterly ruined by the greed-inducing lies of Western Christian media. And now they are ravaging God's precious sheep.

This is not a small problem - it is enormous. Right across the continents of Africa and Asia and South America - where God has been moving the most - we find this gospel of greed beginning to utterly dominate the church - particularly in the big cities. In many places it is difficult to find pastors or leaders who are not gorging themselves with it. We are talking about corruption and sickness on such a scale that I do not believe the like of it has been seen since the days of Constantine. This is a crisis unlike almost any other that the church has known.

Just this week I got an email from a pastor in Puerto Rico who wrote the following: "The prosperity and WOF false gospel has made extensive damage to the local Pentecostal/Charismatic church. Nowadays WOF theology is the "standard theology" heard on Christian media (radio, music and TV). A Spanish-speaking subsidiary of TBN called ENLACE is spread all over Latin America with the name-and-claim-it 'gospel'..."

Another man from Nigeria wrote to me:
"When I heard your message, especially about the report of the church in Nigeria, you were right on the money... This money gospel has reshaped and taken over Christianity in Nigeria totally, and it saddens my heart... You agree with me that it's a major crisis in Lagos. Everything is about money and you seem a fool when you talk against it... "leadership, money, increase." So many, all over Africa."

On one trip to Nigeria I stayed in the home of a pastor of a large church there. He had two brand-new Mercedes parked in the driveway as well as a new Lexus SUV. Inside was a 10-foot wide Plasma television with Satellite TV. And such things are not uncommon at all in the larger churches of Africa. In fact, more and more it is being seen as "normal". And how do they get all this money? By manipulating the poor, precious lambs of Jesus,
of course.

Screwing it out of a people who live in poverty the like of which you and I can hardly imagine. You should see the "offerings" these gentlemen take up - so manipulative it could almost make you physically sick. And where did they learn all these "money tricks"? Why - from U.S Christian television, of course! And then they multiply it by 100.

So what is to be done about all this? Has it already become so ingrained that it is hopeless trying to turn it around? Is the amount of money being spent on television by these sharks so great that the Truth simply can't compete? These are very good questions. Because television and radio are clearly the dominant factor in this race to destruction.

As I said in a previous article, we have to make a personal choice in this crisis between Despair and 'Resolve'. We can either sink down in despair, or "Resolve" to stand and fight for the Truth and for the precious lambs of God. I have to take heart in the fact that Jesus says HE is the one who builds His Church - and the gates of hell will not prevail against her. I believe God has a plan – and it is a plan that involves you and me - and everyone else who knows the Truth and is willing to fight for it. We are Christ's ambassadors and He has a special mission for us - just like in every similar crisis down through history. All we have to do is stand and speak. God will do the rest.

I love the example of David who came to Israel during a similar emergency. When he saw that the Israelites were faced by a taunting, God-mocking Philistine named Goliath he did not go aside to hold committee meetings - or even to pray for several days before cting! His heart was stirred within him and he cried, "What shall be done to the man that kills this Philistine, and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?" (1 Sa 17:26).

This is the reaction that God is looking for. It is a heart response birthed out of a kind of "holy indignation". And it results in a courage that stands boldly for Truth - without even thinking about the consequences. It is those who have this "holy indignation" that God is wanting to use in these last days. The crisis is severe. Who will stand for righteousness and truth? Only those who, like David, have drawn close to God and feel His heart. God's eyes are roaming the earth, seeking such ones to stand for Him at this very moment.

I said in an earlier article that those who have a special calling for "media" are particularly needed in this battle. For that is where a lot of it is being fought. It is a war for the hearts and minds of the church worldwide. And lately the devil has been winning almost every round. But the future is not decided. We have yet to see what will happen when God Himself takes the field - and deploys His truth-tellers to battle. Then we may yet see a different story.

May we all be part of the solution to this crisis, my friends. May we all - under the anointing of the Holy Spirit - simply stand and start declaring God's Truth into this situation. Simple fearless courage is still one of the few things on this earth that makes the devil tremble. It still only takes "five small stones." The time to 'quit ourselves like men' has come - to gird ourselves for war. The eternal destiny of millions of Jesus' precious sheep hangs in the balance. Will we respond?

Tuesday 15 December 2009

Exposing the Africa Yoga project : Yoga and Children in War Ravaged Northern Uganda

But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works(Psalms 106:35)



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YOGA: The great compromise


Dangers of Yoga, Kundalini, and Transcendental Meditation





Deut. 18:9 ‘“When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations.”

Jeremiah the prophet (10:1) says “The Lord says, ‘Do not learn the way of the nations...”

Dear African Born again Christian, be ware of the dangers of yoga. Yoga has nothing to do with Christianity. Even when given a Christian mask, yoga is essentially Hindu occultism. There is the so called Africa Yoga project that aims at spreading yoga in Africa. The woman behind this project targets vulnerable persons like children affected by war. She has conducted Yoga classes for War affected children in Northern Uganda. Yoga is already in many Christian churches, have nothing to do with it.


Africa yoga project

Upon my return to Nairobi, I had the bright idea of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Because I felt like it. I trained of course, but nothing can really prepare you for this kind of trip: climbing the world’s highest free-standing mountain, returning to Nairobi – and Kibera - at the end of it’s political riots and civil unrest, then venturing off into the rebel territory of war-ravaged Northern Uganda with an unknown local contact meeting me in Gulu after a 7 hour bus ride from Entebbe. According to all travel advisories and news updates, I was sure to be shot, kidnapped, so on and so forth on the way up. As usual this didn’t quite mirror the truth, but it was a challenge nonetheless. The trip overall, from mountain to Kibera to Gulu was physically, mentally, and emotionally draining and demanding…and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

First mountain climbed. Literally. Before I left Tanzania, I stayed a few days to recuperate at Ngare Sero Lodge in Usa River. The eco-friendly lodge is run by Tim Leach and his wife Stacia. Stacia, an American yogi, mentioned a friend by the name of Paige Elenson that was doing yoga with street kids. She said “she’s a crazy woman just like you, chasing after street kids, getting them to play with her. Love her to death. You guys are nuts, awesome but nuts.” She gave me her number and it was off to Nairobi I went.

The reaction from taxi drivers when you ask them to take you into Kibera is always amusing. But that’s another story for another time. I was living and working – well supposed to be – at Mama Tunza’s Children Centre. A very crowded orphanage in the heart of Kibera with children ranging from infants to 16 years of age.

Mama unfortunately only wanted hand-outs, and on a regular basis. It was questionable if the funds were going to the children. Actually, most often they weren’t. And there was no work to be done. Rather it wasn’t allowed. I was discouraged from interacting with the children in any meaningful way. I was instructed to just relax and “hang out”, watch TV with Mama, the kids would take care of everything. Locks were put on the door to my room and to the “volunteer only” washroom and shower. Disgraceful but sadly not uncommon. It’s a sad situation and one where I don’t’ have the means to sustain or support in any way as an individual volunteer and now as the founder of an NGO. This definitely wasn’t the project for CH.

I had contacted Paige my first day at Tunza’s. Little did I know Paige would be my angel and co-conspiring kidnapper. She invited me to join her the next day while she worked with this group called Sarakasi at this place called GoDown. Sure why not? Anything to get out of the orphanage and be useful AND find a project for CH.
So day one with Paige began at a Java Hut. I met with her and an acrobatic and magician/set designer she brought over from the US to create a circus to tour the IDP camps called Amani. Amani is Kiswahili for peace. She explained what she was doing with Africa Yoga Project - her non-profit organization, what Sarakasi was, and what she was doing with Amani. We grabbed a taxi and headed to GoDown.

The rest is history. Paige told me to pack my bags and live with her, which I did quite happily. There was of course some PPCS (Passive Polite Canadian Syndrome) guilt created over leaving the children of the orphanage – which I’m still at odds with, but it was the right thing to do.

As an artist, I fell head over heels in love with GoDown – I can’t wait to see Sarakasi’s new home as it sounds amazing.

As a human being I fell in love with Paige and the youth of her Amani Circus.

Africa Yoga Project
Paige is outstanding. Let me just say that right now. Africa Yoga Project (AYP) has a beautiful mandate that encourages you to “explore the possibilities” with a vision to develop and support initiatives that empower the youth and encourage well-being in East Africa.

Paige teaches her students yoga both on and off the mat. Yoga isn’t just a series of stretches and some cool body contortions; it’s a way of life. One doesn’t need a big religious or academic background of the vastness and complexity of the integrated system that is yoga to get it. The most basic principles of yoga are to live a life that is clean, positive, and for the benefit of the self and others – mind, body, and soul. Yoga teaches you that it’s all connected: if you’re stressed mentally, it affects your day to day activities as well as your physical health and your relationships with others. Yoga teaches you to respect yourself, not just what you have to offer mentally and emotionally, but also respecting your physical body, making it strong and healthy.

The problems Africa as a continent face are vast and complex, dating back hundreds of years. They can’t be solved over night. Positive change is always a gradual, slow-moving curve that is initiated by people like me and you. The change-makers – the leaders - of our time have never really been the “official leaders”: government heads and the like. The true leaders have always been the artists, the philosophers, the spiritualists, and the every day people like a 43 year old Rosa Parks that refused to give up her seat for a white person in 1955.

With that in mind, we all have a choice. We can sit around and wait for our “leaders” to do something, or we can take the wheel and support the small grassroots organizations like AYP that are working right now, TODAY, to make a difference. It starts with small seemingly insignificant gestures starts slowly, but with support and genuine compassion, it will grow and multiply.

“Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is important that you do it” – MK Gandhi

Wednesday 9 December 2009



Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (15) And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? (16) And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (17) Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, (18) And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.(2 Corinthians 6:14-1)

But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works(Psalms 106:35)

The Emerging church in Africa and the road to Rome

ON 4th Decenber-2009, Television stations in Uganda such as NBS, UBS and WBS were awash with the first Inter-Religious Council of Uganda consultative assembly that took place in Entebbe from Thursday 3rd –December-2009. Guess what!! Pastor Joseph Serwadda, the president of the Born Again Faith Federation and Pastor Julius Oyet, the Vice President of the Born again faith federation attended this strategic planning work shop. I knew that pastor Joseph Serwadda was slowly going back to Rome. He one time told his listeners on his radio that he was going to present a paper at the Joint Christian Council meeting. From that time he started to seriously compromise with Rome. His Impact Fm frequently played the Songs of a so called born again catholic priest Father Musaala. During the campaigns to launch Pastor Joseph Serwadda’s Born Again Faith Federation, ‘born again’ Dr. Nsaba Buturo, defended the view that the federation is timely because there is need to bring together all born again Christians. Dr. Nsaba Buturo believes that they are born again Christians in the Catholic Church, Anglican Church etc. Can you imagine! How can you become born again and you remain in the catholic satanic system. Such is the hypocrisy of this called Born again faith Federation.

What is Ecumenism/ecumenicalism?


Some Scandalous Photographs of John Paul II


Emerging church and the road to Rome





Archbishop Lwanga, Deputy Mufti Abdul Mukiibi shake hands with the ethics minister Nsaba Buturo after launching the Inter Religious Council’s strategic plan in Entebbe on Thursday, see Full story below

Born again federation religious faith

Pastor Joseph Serwadda said that his Born again faith federation is not a religion but a faith. Can we then logically conclude that since he has joined the Inter Religious Council for Uganda, his organization has now become the Born again federation religious faith? How useful are the criticisms of the Koran on pastor Serwadda’s Impact Fm. Pastor Serwadda always talk of the big wave of rival in Uganda. When Pentecostals join Ecumenism, is this also revival? Certainly not

Pastors Joseph Serwadda, Gary Skinner and Uganda Pentecostals on the Road of Ecumenism : Christians to fast 40 days over child sacrifice




Open letters to Pastor Joseph Serwadda




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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Interreligious council of Uganda $15 Million


The day Pastor Joseph Serwadda appeared with Anglicans to give views on the Anti-Homosexuality bill 2009

Last month Pastor Joseph Serwadda appeared before a parliamentary committee with some Anglican clergy to give views on the Anti-Homosexuality bill 2009. During the interviews with the press after their interaction with the committee, the Anglican clergy refused to accept the death penalty for the crime of homosexuality, they instead opted for imprisonment. I was embarrassed to see, Pastor Joseph Serwadda’s defense of a death penalty for homosexuals using Old testaments references in Leviticus on NBS TV. It is amazing that he does not seem to understand the difference between the Mosaic Law and the New Testament. Many born again pastors are knowledgeable of striptures instead of scriptures. No wonder they are easy prey to Roman Catholic Ecumenism.

Pope Benedict XVI has approved a structure for admitting large groups of Anglicans wishing to come into communion with the Catholic Church


Copenhagen Agreement: U.N. plans for a new 'government' are scary.


Apostle Julius Oyet (Vice-President of the Born Again Faith Federation)

How can a born again person admire to dress like the religious

Apostle Julius Oyet, the curse breaking heretic really amuses me. He dresses like an Anglican priest. So, his attendance of the inter-religious council ecumenical meeting should not surprise any body. His love for Rome is Obvious. Do you know that all ‘born again’ pastors who love to dress like catholic and Anglican priests are so spiritually confused. They preach a confused gospel of materialism and dominionism and are highly hypocritical.

Homosexuality is not an excuse for Ecumenism : Muslims join Pastors in Gay fight

The two groups signed an agreement to guide their operations. Sheikh Kakeeto and Sheikh Muhammad Badru, the chairman the National Da'awa Association, signed on behalf of Muslims while pastors Michael Kyazze (Omega Healing Centre), Martin Ssempa (Makerere Community Church) and Solomon Male (Arising for Christ) signed on behalf of born again Christians. Sheikh Kakeeto called on the government to strengthen the law on homosexuality and incarcerate those caught in the act.


Ecumenism Pastor Martin Ssempa joins hands with Catholics, Anglicans and Moslems to fight homosexuality : Open Letter to Pastor Martin Ssempa as regards Pastor Rick Warren’s Rejection of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexual bill


Prominent Ugandan AIDS Activist Thanks Pope for Opposition to Condoms


The Catholic Church, Sodomy, Evangelicals, and Ecumenism


Who is the god of the Inter Religious Council? Allah or Jesus Christ

I have been warning Born again Christians about Pastor Serwadda’s born again federation. I have said that this is a political and ecumenical federation. The news papers hide the fact that even some ‘balokole’ leaders were part of the meeting, but the televisions showed it clearly. This is how compromise begins. Even the Anglican Church started going back to Rome slowly by slowly. Ecumenism comes in the names of Peace, Fighting Poverty and HIV AIDS but behind this is the trick of uniting all faiths. The bible says that they will say peace then sudden destruction comes (1Thesa. 5:2-4).Let me ask Pastor Serwadda a question. During these meeting which God do you pray to? Allah, Hail Mary or Jesus Christ.

Bishop Kizito Lwanga Criticizes Land bill at Ecumenical assembly

At Inter Religious Council ecumenical assembly, the catholic head in Uganda Bishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga criticized the recently passed controversial Land bill. This new land bill is intended to protect the peasants from eviction. Now, the Catholic Church owns a lot of land in Uganda. It is afraid that Born again Christians can use this opportunity to set up churches on the catholic land and then attack the satanic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. You see, the Catholic Church is only protecting its interests and does not want any one to attack its satanic doctrines. Bishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga one time appealed to government to make tougher laws for the born again Christians.

Be ware of the Emerging church

There is a current unfolding phenomenon called the emerging church. Many African Christians have not heard of the emerging church. Emerging church pastors (parrots) argue that we need to re-think Christianity. They say that we need to give Christianity a new face by merging religious beliefs say of the Catholics, Anglican, eastern orthodox etc. They also go as far as arguing that we need to orient the gospel to the market forces. They are saying that we need to ask the people what they want us to preach about (social gospel), if the people say preach about material prosperity so be it, if the people say do not preach about sin, so be it. Can you imagine this kind of nonsense? When you examine the proponents of this so called emerging church, you will realize that they are working for the Roman Catholic Church. Remember that Satan is preparing to from a new world government in which all religions, politics and economics will be submerged. The plans to form a world government are already underway and can be see in ecumenism, American neo-liberalism, Copenhagen agreement etc. Have nothing to do with ecumenism. Light can not unite with darkness. The bible cautions us not be yoked with unbelievers(2 Corinthians 6:14-18).Amen.



Inter-Religious Council of Uganda website


Bishop Orombi and Sheik Mubajje attending the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda workshop

Back ground of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda.


Why Pastor Solomon Male was disowned by Pastor Joseph Sserwada and Pharisees Inc



Ugandan Prosperity Gospel Kingpins Denounce Pastor Male

Episcopalians and Ecumenism in Kenya


Ecumenism and the spirit of blasphemy in Kenya


Archbishop Lwanga backs land bill

Friday, 4th December, 2009


By Cyprian Musoke

ARCHBISHOP Kizito Lwanga of Kampala Catholic archdiocese, has lauded the recently passed Land Amendment Bill but called for revision of some sections.

The Bill, which seeks to protect tenants against unfair evictions, was passed last week amid protests from the Buganda kingdom and opposition parliamentarians.

While praising the Bill for protecting tenants from injustice, Lwanga said some sections are unfair to the landlord. He added that both the positive and negative aspects of the Bill must be pointed out.

“Some people say everything about the Bill was rubbish, while others say the whole Bill is heaven. It has four major parts, some of which are good whereas others need amendment.”

The archbishop was speaking at the first Inter-Religious Council of Uganda consultative assembly in Entebbe on Thursday.

He singled out the clause that says a tenant can only be evicted after a court order and only on grounds of failure to pay ground rent.
Under the new law, he said, the Catholic Church will be stranded with tenants who build makeshift churches and use them to vehemently attack the same Church whose land they occupy. “If you have a piece of land and a person who belongs to a different political party settles on it, builds an office and starts hitting at your party policies, would that be fair?” he asked.

With ground rent very low at sh1,000, he added, a tenant can scornfully pay for 100 years. He wondered why the power to determine the rate was vested in the minister and not in Parliament.

He lauded the provision that prohibits a landlord from selling land without the knowledge of the occupants. “This is good as it protects the occupant,” he said.

He castigated the section that obliges a landlord to give a tenant a certificate of occupancy, saying it creates two owners on one piece of land. “Who of the two will a bank give a loan, the one with a certificate or the one with the title deed? Having dual ownership is legally dangerous,” he said.

He wondered what criteria were followed in imposing a sentence of seven years for unlawful eviction.
“Whereas that is good as it protects the occupants, why seven years and not two? Land is a very delicate issue and we appreciate the Government’s attempts to regulate it but the law should be very carefully drafted,” he said. The Bill is now with the President waiting for him to either assent to it or recommend changes and send it back to Parliament within 30 days. If he doesn’t agree with the Bill or sections of it, he can return it to Parliament.
The Constitution allows Parliament to enact a law without the President’s assent if the President rejects the Bill on two occasions and Parliament passes it for a third time with a two-third majority. If the President doesn’t sign or return the Bill to Parliament within 30 days, it automatically becomes law.

Lwanga called on the Government to put in place a land policy before the Bill is made into law, noting that many people were angry with MPs for the way they handled the process. The Constitution, he added, gives a lot of powers to the MPs, which they could use to ensure fair laws and policies. “If anyone is to blame for any bad policies, it is MPs,” he said.

A lands ministry official told Saturday Vision that the Bill was only an interim measure to stop the widespread land evictions, not an ultimate answer to the land question. Dennis Obbo, the ministry’s spokesperson, said they were already formulating a land policy that will overwrite the new land law.

“Ultimately it is the national land policy that will solve dual ownership of land and all the other land questions in Uganda. After its approval, the entire land act will be overhauled,” said Obbo.

According to Obbo, the ministry will complete the draft policy in early 2010 and then forward it to Cabinet for approval. Thereafter it may take another one or two years for the policy to be fully implemented. Obbo blames the apparent disarray in the making of Uganda’s land laws on the Constitution. “The Constitution gave the Government a two year deadline to come up with a land law. That is why laws that don’t follow the right policies were made. That is why we are now working backwards,” Obbo laments.
Predictably, the passing of the Bill has received a cold reception among real estate developers who see it as sabotage to their business.

Anatoli Kamugisha, the managing director of Akright Projects Uganda, said the law will create confusion between landlords and tenants.

“One has a Mailo title for the land and is free to sell it yet another has a tenancy certificate and has the right to use the land. The landlord knows he has some rights and the tenant also does not know the limit of his rights. How do you as developer deal with them?” Kamugisha wonders.

He believes the Bill will compound the problems they have been facing in resettling squatters to create space for housing estates. He also fears that banks are going to become skeptical about land titles are security for loans.

However, the average land broker barely knows what the Bill is about. “I don’t know what difference it makes as I have not seen it,” says Site Lugolobi, a land broker and surveyor in downtown Kampala.

“I did not even get the chance to look at the draft. I think it affects Bibanja holders mostly but I am not really sure.”

Additional reporting by
Lydia Namubiru and Joyce Namutebi


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, Sheik Mubajje and religious leaders of different faiths after a discussion of the power of multi-religious cooperation to combat poverty and achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Faiths United

World Conference of religions for peace

www.khmerkrom.org/node/358"Religions for Peace" Conference in Bangkok

Religions for peace: European council for Religious leaders

Representatives of the country’s major religions leading an interfaith prayer for peace at Bellagio Mall in South Jakarta on Monday, near the site of Friday’s twin bomb attacks. (Photo: Safir Makki, JG)


Sri Sugunendra Teerta Swamiji of Putige Math was elected to the World Council of Religion and Peace (WCRP) as International Co-President for the second term.

Muslims Join Pastors in Gay fight


Aaron Kirunda

Kampala — Muslims have teamed up with their counterparts from the Pentecostal churches to fight homosexuality in Uganda. The leader of the Muslim Tabliqs,the most fundamental Muslim group, Sheikh Sulaiman Kakeeto, said the issue of homosexuality affects all people regardless of their religious affiliations.

"We have decided to make a bond with our fellow religious leaders to fight homosexuality," Sheikh Kakeeto said at the launch of a campaign dubbed 'Kick Sodomy out of Uganda' in Kampala on Wednesday. "We want to work together and eliminate sodomy and other forms of sexual abuses in our society."

The two groups signed an agreement to guide their operations. Sheikh Kakeeto and Sheikh Muhammad Badru, the chairman the National Da'awa Association, signed on behalf of Muslims while pastors Michael Kyazze (Omega Healing Centre), Martin Ssempa (Makerere Community Church) and Solomon Male (Arising for Christ) signed on behalf of born again Christians. Sheikh Kakeeto called on the government to strengthen the law on homosexuality and incarcerate those caught in the act.

Pastor Ssempa said the coalition intends to embark on a campaign to sensitize communities about "the dangers of homosexuality." "We shall offer counsel ling, legal and material support to the affected people," he said.

The Muslim leaders also said that according to the quran, homosexuality is punishable by death in all its forms, from stoning to burning, if some one is convicted of the act.

Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda and this coalition that was formed strengthens the efforts of Ugandans to fight this vice. According to an independent survey by stead man group. 95% of Ugandans do not support homosexuality at all and the rest were not sure.

Muslims Join Pastors in Gay Fight


Al-Mahdi Ssenkabirwa

10 July 2009

Kampala — Muslims have teamed up with their counterparts from the Pentecostal churches to fight homosexuality. The leader of the Muslim Tabliqs, Sheikh Sulaiman Kakeeto, said the issue of homosexuality affects all people regardless of their religious affiliations.
"We have decided to make a bond with our fellow religious leaders to fight homosexuality," Sheikh Kakeeto said at the launch of a campaign dubbed 'The National Coalition against Homosexuality and Sexual Abuses in Uganda' in Kampala on Wednesday. "We want to work together and eliminate sodomy and other forms of sexual abuses in our society."
The two groups signed an agreement to guide their operations. Sheikh Kakeeto and Sheikh Muhammad Badru, the chairman the National Da'awa Association, signed on behalf of Muslims while pastors Michael Kyazze (Omega Healing Centre), Martin Ssempa (Makerere Community Church) and Solomon Male (Arising for Christ) signed on behalf of born again Christians. Sheikh Kakeeto called on the government to strengthen the law on homosexuality and incarcerate those caught in the act.
Pastor Ssempa said the coalition intends to embark on a campaign to sensitise communities about "the dangers of homosexuality." "We shall offer counselling, legal and material support to the affected people," he said.
Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda.

Religions for Peace


Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world’s great religions dedicated to promoting peace.

Respecting religious differences while celebrating our common humanity, Religions for Peace is active on every continent and in some of the most troubled areas of the world, creating multi-religious partnerships to confront our most dire issues: stopping war, ending poverty, and protecting the earth.

Religious communities are the largest and best-organized civil institutions in the world, claiming the allegiance of billions across race, class, and national divides. These communities have particular cultural understandings, infrastructures, and resources to get help where it is needed most.

Founded in 1970, Religions for Peace enables these communities to unleash their enormous potential for common action. Some of Religions for Peace’s recent successes include building a new climate of reconciliation in Iraq; mediating dialogue among warring factions in Sierra Leone; organizing an international network of religious women’s organizations; and establishing an extraordinary program to assist the millions of children affected by Africa’s AIDS pandemic, the Hope for African Children Initiative.

Religions for Peace brings together hundreds of key religious leaders every five years to discuss the great issues of our time. In August 2006, the Eighth World Assembly convened in Kyoto.

Ms. Annette Blum, The Blum Family Foundation
The Honorable John Brademas
Mrs. Christina Lee Brown
Mr. Owsley Brown II
The Japanese Trustees Group
Mr. John Kiser III, The William and Mary Greve Foundation
Mr. Abdul Marafie, The Marafie Foundation
Rev. Keishi Miyamoto, The Arigatou Foundation
The Honorable and Mrs. Thomas F. McClarty III
Ms. Aruna Oswal
Ms. Idanna Pucci
Mr. Martin Schøyen
Rev. Norio Sakai
Dr. Mohammed Ahmed al-Sherif
Mr. Terence Ward
Mr. Sam Worthington

Catholic Relief Services, Latin American and Caribbean Regional Offices
Catholic Relief Services, Tirana, Albania
Church World Service
European Council of Religious Leaders
Finnish Church Aid
Lutheran World Relief
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Norwegian Church Aid
Religions for Peace Japan
Rissho Kosei-kai

The Arigatou Foundation
Bhogilal Leherchand Foundation
Blum Family Foundation
The Ford Foundation
The Diane Goldin Institute
Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace
Marafie Foundation-Kuwait
William and Mary Greve Foundation

CARE International, Inc.
Constella Futures
Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
Pan American Health Organization
Plan International
UN Millennium Campaign
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
World Vision

Argentine Republic, Department for Social Policy & Human Development
Republic of Finland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Helsinki Process
Royal Government of the Netherlands, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)


Regional Bodies:

African Council of Religious Leaders
H. E. Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje
Lot 23-7
Old Kampala Road
Tel: + 256 4 134 4499
Fax: + 256 4 125 1443
Archbishop John O. Onaiyekan
Archbishop's House
9 New Bussa Close
Area 3
Garki, Abuja
Tel: + 234 9 234 0661
Fax: + 234 9 234 0662

Sub-Regional Bodies:

West Africa Inter-Religious Coordinating Committee
Rev. Dr. Benjamin Dorme Lartey
Liberian Council of Churches
15th Street Sinkor
P.O. Box 10-2191
1000 Monrovia 10, Liberia
Tel: + 231 6 517879

National Inter-Religious Councils And Groups:
Inter-religious Council of Benin
Adegbele Radji Saibou
Secretary General
01 B.P. 3898
Porto Novo
Tel: + 229 97 13 22 37, + 229 90 09 37 87
Inter-religious Council of Burundi
His Grace Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi
B.P. 1379
Bujumbura, Burundi
Tel: + 257 22 227 941

World Conference of Religions for Peace Cameroon
Mr. Aloysius Ajang Enang
Secretary General
WCRP Cameroon
P.O. Box 1638
Yaoundè, Cameroon
The Forum of Religious Confessions of Cote d’Ivoire
Rev. Emanuel Kra
Secretary General
Tel: + 225 05 868 669

Imam Cisse
Celeste Paroisse Mere
12 Bp 415
Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire
Inter-religious Council of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Rev. Kinuyamba Lunge
03 Kwango Avenue
Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo
Tel: + 243 810 883 652, + 243 998 238 720, +243 810 616 256

Ethiopia Inter-Faith Forum for Development (EIFDDA)
Mr. Jihad Keno
Executive Director
PO Box 1248
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: + 251 11 551 2922
Fax: + 251 11 151 8167
Ghana Conference of Religions for Peace (GCRP)
Maulivi A. Wahab Adam
Tel: + 233 21 776 845
Aljahi Huseini A. Sulley
Acting Secretary General
PMB Cantonments-Accra
#1, Limann Str.
East Legon-Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 244 237031
Inter-religious Council of Guinea
Rev Albert David Gomez
PO Box 1188
Tel: + 224 432 065
Hadja Mariama Sow
Tel: + 224 60 345 902, +224 64 609 273
Inter-religious Council of Kenya
Dr. Francis Kuria
Ag. Secretary General
Tel: + 254 20 387 2070, +254 20 387 7791, +254 72 158 3123
Fax: + 254 20 386 1397
Inter-religious Council of Liberia
Rev. G. Boimah Freeman
Secretary General
Tel: + 231 6531 112

Rev Solomon M. Muin
Youth Coordinator
Tel: + 231 6424 274
Malawi Public Affairs Committee
Msgr. Boniface Tamani
Mr. Robert Phiri
Executive Director
Malawi Council of Churches Building
Private Bag B348
City Centre
Tel: + 265 1 772 696
Tel: +265 1 772 692
Fax: + 265 1 772 696
Council of Religions of Mozambique (COREM)
Mr. Goncalves Magagule
Secretary General
Tel: + 258 826 315 690

Nigeria Inter-religious Council
His Grace Archbishop John O. Onaiyekan
H.E. The Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar
Archbishop's House
P.O. Box 286
Garki Abuja
Tel: + 234 9 234 0661
Fax: + 234 9 234 0662

Professor Oloyede Ishaq
Tel: + 234 803 608 7987
Mrs. Priscilla Kuye
Tel: + 234 803 718 0239
Interfaith Commission of Rwanda
Rev. Theótime Gatete
Secretary General
C/O Conférence Episcopale du Rwanda
B.P. 357
Tel: + 25 575 439
Inter-religious Council of Sierra Leone
Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Humper
Tel: +232 76 602 630, +232 33 602 630
Rev. Usman Fornah
Secretary General
C/O Freetown Youth Center
33 Garrinson Street
Sierra Leone
Tel: + 232 76 606 194

World Conference of Religions for Peace South Africa
Ms. Paddy Meskin
South Africa
Tel: + 27 31 209 6572, + 27 31 373 5404, + 27 072 522 9117
Fax: +27 31 373 5477

Sudan Inter-Religious Council
Dr. Faroug Albushra Abd Algadir
Secretary General
Dr. Al-Tayib Z Abdin
P.O.Box 10719 Khartoum, Sudan
Tel: +249 91 2301 709, + 249 183 77 44 51
Fax: + 249 183 77 47 41

World Conference of Religions for Peace Tanzania
Mr. Alhaji Ayoob Omari
Secretary General
P.O. Box 76951
Dar es Salaam
Tel: + 255 732 928245
Inter-religious Council of Uganda
Mr. Ag. Joshua Kitakule
Secretary General
P.O. Box 7502
Tel: + 256 414 252271
Fax: +256 414 250854
Zambia Interfaith Networking Group On HIV/AIDS (ZINGO)
Mr. Jeff Yussuf
Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 30360
Tel: + 260 1 294 616
Fax: + 260 1 226 475


Regional Bodies:

Asian Conference of Religions for Peace
Mr. Mir Nawaz Khan Marwat
4-Court View
M.A. Jinnah Road
Karachi , Sindh 74200
Tel: + 92 21 263 3216
Fax: + 92 21 496 4399

National Inter-Religious Councils And Groups:

World Conference of Religions for Peace Australia
Ms. Jo Elvins
Secretary General
PO Box 1383
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Tel: + 61 3 9348 1100
Fax: +61 3 9348 1100

Mr. Desmond Des Cahill
71 Wellington Street
Flemington , Victoria 3031
Tel: + 61 3 9890 9489
Religions for Peace Bangladesh
Professor M. Golam Dastagir (PhD)
Secretary General
Cambodian Interreligious Council (CIC)
Mr. Yi Thon
Secretary General
# 28 Street 288. Sangkat Olympic
P.O Box 2.
Phnom Penh. CAMBODIA.
Tel: + 855 1 221 9229
Fax: + 855 2 321 6924
China Committee on Religion and Peace
Mr. Yu Zhengui
Secretary General
China Committee on Religion and Peace,
No. 23, Taipingqiao Street, Beijing, 100811,
People's Republic of China
Tel: + 86 10 661 91659
Fax: + 86 10 661 91643
Korean Council of Religionists
Dr. Il Son Han
Secretary General
Changchung 1-dong
Songyo District
Korea, DPR of
Phone: + 850 2 621 3905
Fax: + 850 2 381 4416
Religions for Peace India
HH Sri Sugunendra Tirtha Swamiji
Sri Puthige Math
Car Street
Udupi, Karnataka 576 101
Indonesian Conference on Religion and Peace (ICRP)
Mr. Djohan Effendi
General Chairperson
Jl. Percetakan Negara no.C533 3rd Fl.
Indonesia 10520
Tel: + 62 21 422 6442
Tel: + 62 21 422 6648
Fax: + 62 21 422 6443
World Conference of Religions for Peace Japan
Rev. Keishi Miyamoto
Secretary General
Fumon Hall
2-6-1 Wada Suginamiku
Tokyo, Japan
Tel: + 81 33 384 2337
Fax: + 81 33 383 7993
The Religion and Peace Academy, Nepal (RAPAN)
Mrs. Amar Gurung
Secretary General
World Conference of Religions for Peace New Zealand
Dr. Pushpa Wood
20 Rolleston Street
Mount Cook, Wellington
New Zealand
Tel: + 644 384 7474
Fax: + 644 384 7474
World Conference of Religions for Peace Pakistan
Mr. Mir Nawazkhan Marwat
C/47, KDA Scheme
1 Near Karsaz
Karachi 75350
Tel: + 92 21 496 9423
Fax: + 91 21 453 3111
Religions for Peace Philippines
Mrs. Lourdes V. Mastura
House 2 Block 8
Maharlika Villege Taguig
Metro Manila
Tel: + 63 2 837 0950
Fax: + 63 2 837 1057
Korean Conference on Religion and Peace
Prof. Byun Jin Heung
Secretary General
Suun-hoegwan #1309
Kyungun-dong 88, Chongno-Ku
Seoul, 110-310
Korea (Republic of)
Tel: + 82 2 736 2250
Fax: + 82 2 734 2252
Interreligious Organisation, Singapore
Mr. Joseph Benjamin
100 Kim Seng Road
#02-27 Kim Seng Plaza
Singapore 239427
Republic of Singapore
Tel: + 65 6 378 4602
Fax: + 65 6 378 3982
National Council of Religions for Peace Sri Lanka
Mr. Kingsley Rodrigo
Executive Director
Tel: + 94 11 282 4425
Tel: + 94 11 551 7730
Fax: + 94 11 555 7012
Religions for Peace Thailand
Mrs. Kanchana Soonsawad
Secretary General
79 So Wat Yai Srisupan Intarapitak Road
Bangkok 10600
Tel: + 66 2 465 4443
Fax: + 66 2 428 1943

Regional Bodies:

European Council of Religious Leaders
Bishop Gunnar Johan Stålsett
Rev. Vebjørn L. Horsfjord
General Secretary
Bernhard Getz' gt. 3, Oslo
Tel: + 47 9 751 5075

World Conference of Religions for Peace
Rev. Dr. Han Ucko
15, chemin de la Redoute
CH-1260 Nyon

National Inter-Religious Councils and Groups:

Religions for Peace Austria
Fr. Petrus Bsteh
Turkenstr. 3/302, A-1090 Wien
Tel: + 43 1 317 8470
Fax: + 43 1 317 84704
World Conference of Religions for Peace Belgium
Mr. Faysal M’rad Dali
Secretary General
Av de la Reine 7, B-1030 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 243 0572
Mobile: +32 47 578 1469
Yolande Iliano
Rue Engeland 332, B-1180 Brussels
Tel/Fax: + 32 2 374 7733
Mobile: + 32 47 794 9136
Interreligious Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan
Co- President
Ferhadija 16/1,
Bosnia-Herzegovina 71000
Tel: + 387 3 366 6776
Religions for Peace Croatia
Msgr. Vladimir Stankovic
Secretary General
Kaptol 1, 10000
Tel: +385 1 48 14 932
Fax: +385 1 48 14 933
World Conference of Religions for Peace France
Mr. M. Ghaleb Bencheikh
8 Bis Rue Jean Bart
75006 Paris
Tel: + 33 14 633 4539
Fax: + 33 14 633 4539
Religions for Peace Germany
Rev. Dr. Franz Brendle
Staffelseeweg 37
D-70378 Stuttgart
Tel: + 49 711 539 0209
Fax: + 49 711 505 8648
World Conference of Religions for Peace Italy
Dr. Luigi De Salvia
Secretary General
Rev. Giovanni Cereti
Ospedale Oftalmico
Piazzale degli Eroi 11
Rome, Italy 00195
Tel: +39 (6) 683 52615
Fax: +39 (6) 683 52680
Interreligious Council of Kosovo/Religions for Peace
Dr. Rexhep Boja
Tel: + 381 3 853 7254
Fax: + 381 3 851 8730
Religions for Peace Netherlands
Mr. Wite Carp
2318 BJ The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel: + 31 70 364 4590
Fax: + 31 70 361 4864
Religions for Peace Poland
Ms. Maria Glapinska
Secretary General
Ul. Mickiewicza 27 M.57
PL-01-562 Warsaw
Tel: + 48 2 239 3983
Fax: + 48 2 249 8903
Religions for Peace Romania
Rev. Fr. Alexandru Stan, Ph.D
Secretary General
Calea Calarasi 83,
Sector 3,
Bucuresti, 030612, OP-20
Interreligious Council of Russia/Religions for Peace
Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin
Secretary General
Interreligious Council of Russia
Danilovsky val 22, DECR
Moscow 113191
Tel: + 7 95 952 2027
Tel: + 7 95 956 6752
Fax: +7 95 230 2619
World Conference on Religion and Peace/Sweden
Rt. Rev. Bishop Björn Fjärstedt
Att. Rt Rev Björn Fjärstedt
Ritargatan 10 C
S-75344 Uppsala
Tel: + 46 1 869 4344
World Conference of Religions for Peace United Kingdom
Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra
Dr. Brian Walker
Executive Director
London Inter Faith Centre
125 Salusbury Road
Tel: + 44 196 277 4221
Fax: + 44 196 277 4221

Latin America and Caribbean

Regional Bodies:

Latin American and the Caribbean Council of Religious Leaders
H.E. Julio Terrazas Sandoval
Arzobispado, Casilla 25
Calle Ingavi 49
Santa Cruz
Tel: + 59 1 3 332 4286
Fax: + 59 1 333 0181
Mr. Elias Szczytnicki
Secretary General
Av. Aurelio Miro Quesada 630 Dep. 402 San Isidro
Lima 27 Peru
Tel 51 1 42 1 22 82
Fax +51 (1) 222-6368

National Inter-Religious Councils And Groups:

Argentine National Interreligious Committee
Fr. Matias Morea
Suipacha 1034
C1008AAV Buenos Aires,
Tel: + 541 1 4328 0859
Barbados Interreligious Organization
Fr. Harcourt Blackett
C/o Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown
P.O. Box 1223
Tel: + 1 246 426 3510
Interreligious Dialogue Table of Bolivia
Moisés Morales
C/o Secretariado de Diálogo Ecuménico e Interreligioso
Potosi 814
La Paz, Bolivia
Tel: + 1 591 2 240 9396
Abrahamic Forum of Chile
Fr. Roberto Mosher
Echaurren 4
4to y 5to Pisos
Santiago, Chile
Tel: +1 56 2 671 0760
Interreligious Group of Columbia
Rt. Rev. Francisco Duque
C/o Iglesia Episcopal en Colombia
Carrera 6a No. 49-85
2do Piso
Bogotá, Colombia
Tel: + 57 1 288 3167
Tel: + 57 1 288 3187
Religions for Peace Costa Rica
Fr. Jafet Peytrequin
C/o Comisión Nacional de Ecumenismo
Apartado Postal 7288-1000
San Jose, Costa Rica
Tel: + 506 223 1551
Religions for Peace Dominican Republic
Mr. Luís Vélez
Apartado Postal 4016
Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana
Tel: + 1 809 412 4424
Inter-religious Meeting of Ecuador
Rev. Felipe Adolf
Isabel La Católica 1431.
POB 17 16 95
Quito, Ecuador
Tel: + 59 32 247 8189
Fax: + 59 32 250 7425
Religions for Peace El Salvador
Rev. Martin Barahona
C/o Iglesia Anglicana de El Salvador
47 Av. Sur 723, Col. Flor Blanca
San Salvador, El Salvador
Tel: + 50 3 2223
Tel: +50 3 2252
Interreligious Guatemalan Dialogue on Development
Ana Victoria Pelaez
Universidad Rafael Landivar Campus Central
Vista Hermosa III, Edificio O 3er Niv.
Zona 16, Guatemala
Tel: + 502 2 426 2591
Tel: + 502 2 426 2592
Interreligious Organization of Guyana (IROG)
Bishop Juan Edghill
26 Durban St., Lodge
Tel: + 59 2 223 3020
Tel: + 59 2 223 5458
Interreligious Council of Mexico
Cardinal N. Rivera
Sinaloa 213, Col. Condesa
Mexico D.F. 06700
Tel: + 52 555 211 3346
Fax: + 52 555 553 2158
Ecumenical Committee of Panama
Bishop Pablo Morales
Edif. 64
Ciudad del Saber
Clayton, Panama
Tel: + 507 317 0725
Peruvian Inter-Religious Conference - Religions for Peace
Laura Vargas
Av. Jorge Basadre 489 Of. 403
San Isidro, Lima 27
Tel: + 51 1 441 3057
Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Coalition of Puerto Rico
Rev. Heriberto Martinez
C/o Sociedad Biblica de Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 21095
San Juan, PR 00928-1095
Puerto Rico
Tel: + 1 787 754 4460
Inter-religious Council in Suriname
Nico Waagmeester
Keizerstraat 88
Paramaribo, Suriname
Tel: + 59 747 3849
Interreligious Organization of Trinidad and Tobago (IRO)
Rev. Paul Cyril
C/o Archbishop's House
27 Maraval Rd, St. Clair
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: + 1 868 663 9216
Jewish-Christian Fraternity of Uruguay
Rev. Armin Ihle
c/o B'nai B'rith
Canelones 1216
11200 Montevideo, Uruguay
Tel: + 598 2 908 2012
Fax: + 598 2 902 1303
Committee of Relations between Churches and Synagogues Established in Venezuela
Pynchas Brener
Chief Rabbi
Av. Marques del Toro 9, San Bernardino
1011 Caracas
Tel: + 58 212 552 8222


National Inter-Religious Councils And Groups:

World Conference of Religions for Peace Iraq
Dr. Hayder Abdul Karim
Inter-religious Coordinating Council in Israel
Dr. Ron Kronish
Secretary General
P. O. Box 8771
91086 Jerusalem
Tel: + 972 2 561 1899
Fax: + 972 2 563 4148
Email: iccijeru@icci.org.il


National Inter-Religious Councils And Groups:

Religions for Peace - Canada
Mrs. Pascale Frémond
3333 Queen Mary Rd., #490 - 1
Montreal, Quebec.
Canada H3Z 1A2
Tel: 450-478-3904
Religions for Peace USA
Ms. Anne Hillman
Acting Executive Director
Religions for Peace - USA
777 United Nations Plaza, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel: + 212 338 9140
Fax: + 212 983 0566

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Interreligious council of Uganda $15 Million


Press Releases
USAID Provides $15 Million to the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda for HIV-AIDS Prevention, Care & Treatment Programs (09/13/06)
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, will provide $15 million over three years to the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) for HIV-AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs. U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Steven A. Browning will officially launch the programs on Thursday, September 14, at 3:00 PM, at IRCU headquarters (Plot 12B, Kafu Road, Nakasero, near the Fairway Hotel). Leaders of Uganda’s major religious organizations are expected to be present at the launch ceremony, in addition to HIV-AIDS policymakers, medical practitioners and people living with HIV-AIDS.
The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda, a coalition of the five largest religious institutions in Uganda, was formed in 2001 in order to jointly respond to development challenges of common concern, including HIV-AIDS. The new funding will enable IRCU to greatly expand HIV-AIDS services to local communities through its coordinated network of faith-based health units, non-governmental organizations, churches and mosques. The health units affiliated with IRCU – currently offering over 40 percent of healthcare services in Uganda – will deliver the clinical components of the program. Grassroots faith-based groups and religious institutions will also play a major role in expanding home-based care services. IRCU will mobilize and train volunteers to facilitate the provision of intermediate HIV-AIDS care, support for anti-retroviral treatment adherence, and referrals for specialized care.
The contract with IRCU builds upon the already-established strong partnerships between the U.S. government and faith-based organizations in Uganda, dating as far back as 1991. With assistance from USAID, some of the current IRCU partners – including the Islamic Medical Association of Uganda and the Church Human Services AIDS Program – were among the frontrunners in HIV prevention in Uganda.

For further information, please contact Alyson Grunder, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy (41/31-259-791 or email grunderal@state.gov).

The Bahati bill, 2009 is anti Christ and anti-Christian

The Bahati bill, 2009 is anti Christ and anti-Christian


Church leaders back govt on anti-gay Bill


Are ‘Animal Farm’ political antics playing out in Uganda?


It is a pity that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009 is being supported by a number of Christians. Laughable still, is the fact that some of these pro-Bahati bill proponents are prominent church ministers with post graduate degrees in theology and so no. We live at a time when Christians are some of greatest hypocrites the world has ever known. These Christians always stumble at the truth and pretend not to have seen it. Mind you I’m a born again Christian.

I remember a US Christian Senator who was a staunch fighter for the restoration of the Ten Commandments in American public schools. This guy was put to task by a Journalist to name the Ten Commandments one by one. The Senator lamented, ‘’all of them!’’ the journalist replied, ‘’yes all them’’. The journalist started counting using his fingers, one, two… the Senator kept silent. This guy did not know a single commandment. This was a terrible embarrassment for the ‘Christian’ senator. I’m sure some of you have watched a video of this incident on the net especially on atheist websites.

Such are the antics of today’s Christians, they draw near to God with their lips but their hearts are very far away from him(Mark 7:6). Most Christians do not know the history of Christianity, they can not defend themselves using the word of God and have never studied even one third of the bible. They always say, ‘’the bible says judge not’’ but keep munk when shown John 7:24 which advocates for righteous judgments. They are often threatened by their pastors with curses for failing to tithe, but can not put their pastors to task to explain why the first Christians in the book of acts never tithed. Do you know that many Christians today blindly put on inverted occult crosses? No wonder the world is rejecting Christianity because of this hypocrisy.

I do not support the Bahati bill because my lord Jesus Christ did not come to kill, but to save the losts ones from their sins(Luke 9:56). Secondly we live in the New Testament period of grace where the mosaic law of killing homosexuals is redundant, overboard and superfluous (null and void). There is absolutely no scripture in the New Testament that allows fighting sin using state municipal law. The first Christians in the book of Acts never fought sin using state municipal law(Acts 11:26). If we want to legislate basing on moral principles, then we should also criminalize masturbation, fornication and Adultery. Before we make a draconian law on homosexuality, let us begin with one that will sentence to death the thugs who have stolen billion of CHOGM, NAADS and GAVI.Corruption is one of the greatest enemies to the family. Even if the Bahati bill is passed, the homosexuals will bribe their way out. Even if this bill is passed it will be successfully challenged in court or will meet the fate of the Enguli Act. Christians should have nothing to do with this bill, it is simply being used by the current political status quo to reap cheap political capital and to pretend that they pro-God, pro-Uganda and pro-family. You and I know that this is a big, fat juicy lie.

Kizito Michael George


Church leaders back govt on anti-gay BillNews | December 10, 2009


Risdel Kasasira


At least 200 senior religious leaders in Uganda have thrown their weight behind the government backing it not to “yield to pressure” from donor countries that are demanding the withdrawal of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill before Parliament.

Under their umbrella organisation of the Inter-religious Council of Uganda (IRC), the clerics have recommended that the government should think of cutting diplomatic ties with countries that are bent on forcing homosexuality on Ugandans.

The Bill proposes that a person convicted of homosexual in Uganda is liable to life imprisonment.

At their three-day meeting in Entebbe this week, the spiritual leaders came up with several recommendations that are opposed to homosexuals.

“Government should cut ties with donor communities and other groups which support ungodly values such as homosexuality and abortion,” one of the resolutions reads.

Some donor countries including, Canada, UK and Sweden have been pressuring Uganda to discard the proposed law intended to severely punish homosexuals.

Not understood
The Secretary General of IRC, Mr Joshua Kitakule told Daily Monitor that development partners should not interfere in the process of legislation in Uganda.

“Those countries should respect our spiritual values. They shouldn’t interfere,” he said. “All senior religious leaders have been given copies of the Bill to read and educate people in the churches and mosques,” he added. Mr Kitakule said the Bill, which was tabled last month by Ndorwa West MP David Bahati, has not been understood by human rights activists and homosexuals.

“The Bill is ok. But it has been misunderstood. We need to educate people on this proposed law,” he said.

Bishops from the Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox, Seventh Day Adventist churches as well as Muslim kadhis agreed to defend the Bill in their centres of worship.

Foreign influence
Speaking at the conference, Mr Bahati dismissed arguments that homosexuality is natural.
“It is a learned behaviour and can be unlearned. You can’t tell me that people are born gays. It is foreign influence that is on work,” he said.

The divine leaders also decried the increasing power tariffs and environmental degradation in the country.
“Government should reduce electricity tariffs in order to encourage use of clean energy and mobilise people to plant trees,” they resolved.

Wednesday 2 December 2009


Pastor Robert Kayanja Names Youth Conference after MJ’s “This is It”

Arthur Owiti, Kato Mivule | December 1, 2009

Ugandan Pastors Obsessed with Micheal Jackson - Pastor Robert Kayanja’s 2009 RIOT Youth Conference has bizarre and strange names and themes. For beginners, the Conference is named RIOT (Righteous Invasion of Truth) but hardly is New Testament Truth taught in to the Youth.

Interesting RIOT would also be a Rebellious Inversion of Truth…and Riot as in Unruly and Lawlessness…yet this “RIOT” is what is happening in Churches in Urban Uganda as Christians become worldly and see it fit to partner with worldliness. Secondly, this Year’s Theme is “This Is It”…a theme that they chose from Michael Jackson’s Tour that never happened. Is Pastor Robert Kayanja “prophesying “ to himself and his ministry just like Michael Jackson that “This is It”? Kato Mivule



Will LTV and Power FM also start advertising local artistes?

Will LTV and Power FM also start advertising local artistes?


I recently watched R. Kelly’s concert advert on LTV, a Christian TV yet the artiste is famous for singing secular music. Is LTV doing so because R. Kelly has sung some ‘Christian’ songs? Will LTV also advertise our local artistes’ shows since most of them also sing ‘gospel’ songs? Meanwhile, Power FM is advertising the Buzz Teen Leavers Rock Party which is purely secular music show! Will Power FM’s parent Watoto Church encourage it’s teenage members to attend this event?

Patricia Mutesi,

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Fighting sin using the law!!!! Why I do not Support THE ANTI HOMOSEXUALITY BILL. 2009

Fighting sin using the law!!!! Why I do not Support THE ANTI HOMOSEXUALITY BILL. 2009

For the son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them(Luke 9:56)

Why I do not support the bill?

1. I do not support the bill because my Lord Jesus Christ never came to destroy people’s lives but to save people from their sins.

2. We are in the New Testament period where the mosaic law of killing homosexuals has been replaced.

3. There is absolutely no scripture in the New Testament that tells us to fight sin using the state law(municipal law).

4. The first Christians in the book of Acts never fought sin using state law(municipal law).

4. This law is based on hypocrisy and not sincerity. If we are so eager to punish sinners using state law(municipal law), we should aslo execute the politicians in Uganda who have stolen billions of shillings. Corruption is a sin, it is a moral issue. This money could lift millions of Uganda’s poor from absolute poverty. We should also kill fornicators and adulterers-these are also sins.

Misconceptions of the Law

There is a lot of global outcry about the THE ANTI HOMOSEXUALITY BILL. 2009 especially in America. However many people especially in the Diaspora have not understood this law. This law does not punish all homosexual crimes with death. It only punishes one crime i.e. (Aggravated homosexuality) with death. The law states that:

3. Aggravated homosexuality.
(1) A person commits the offense of aggravated homosexuality where the
(a) person against whom the offence is committed is below the age of 18 years;
(b) offender is a person living with HIV;
(c) offender is a parent or guardian of the person against whom the offence is committed;
(d) offender is a person in authority over the person against whom the offence is committed;
(e) victim of the offence is a person with disability;
(f) offender is a serial offender, or
(g) offender applies, administers or causes to be used by any man or woman any drug, matter or
thing with intent to stupefy overpower him or her so as to there by enable any person to have unlawful carnal connection with any person of the same sex,

(2) A person who commits the offence of aggravated homosexuality shall be liable on conviction to suffer death.

(3) Where a person is charged with the offence under this section, that person shall undergo a medical examination to ascertain his or her HIV status.



The Law virtually adds nothing new

The law simply copies from what already exists in the penal code. it must be noted that the law on aggravated homosexuality is already in the penal code. Therefore there is virtually nothing new in this bill. We need to note that having a law is one thing and implementing the law is another. Uganda has laws such as the Enguli(local waragi) Act (this law prohibits the brewing of a local gin called waragi(this waragi is a delicacy for many poor)) and the witchcraft Act, which have not been enforced for so many years. In fact the witchcraft Act was recently declared un constitutional. So, cool down my American friends, this law will not make homosexuals in Uganda extinct. Even if it is passed I believe it will be challenged in court. Many Lawyers have rebelled it redundant and superfluous.

The law is a political Gimmick

The current government of Uganda under president Museveni is using this bill to reap political capital. They want to fool the poor peasants in Uganda that they are pro-family and pro-Uganda yet they know very well that they will not enforce this law. It will simply remain in the books like the Enguli Act.

The law is hash even to heterosexuals

The law intends to punish any one who fails to report an homosexual. The law states that:

14. Failure to disclose the offence.
A person in authority, who being aware of the commission of any offence under this Act, omits
to report the offence to the relevant authorities within twenty-four hours of having first had that knowledge, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding and fifty currency points or imprisonment not exceeding three years

Christians attack anti-homosexuality bill, 2009 : Bro. Danny McDowell’s criticism of the bill

I would like to remind the Church in Uganda------There are MANY, MANY, MANY, MANY, MANY more Heterosexuals in Uganda that are infected with HIV, than homosexuals. They sit in your Churches. Many of them do not even know that they are infected. There are MANY, MANY more Heterosexuals infected with HIV, than Homosexuals worldwide. There are MULTIPLE TIMES more RAPE and INCEST among heterosexuals, than there are among homosexuals. Are you really willing to STONE every heterosexual adulterer in your midst, or is it just OK with you that you are REPREHENSIBLE HIPOCRITS? You will be judged for your hipocracy if you align yourselves with these SELF Proclaimed "Agents of Christ", who are demanding legislation to execute homosexuals.THEY ARE NOT"AGENTS OF CHRIST"!! They are ANTICHRIST! They are the same as HITLER, who murdered homosexuals along with JEWS, Poles, the mentally disturbed, and physically handicapped. If you are not also willing to EXECUTE that homosexual PREACHER in Kampala------then you are a hipocrit!


If Paul Crouch shows up in your midst----YOU MUST STONE HIM BECAUSE-----
He has been caught RED HANDED in a pay-off of HUSH MONEY from his homosexual lover. Is this what you are willing to open your doors to----a WITCH HUNT in our midst??? Remember these words----"WHAT so ever a man soweth, that shall he also reap!" If the Church sows violence---it will reap the same!

You must pray against this curse that will come upon you if you support such a thing!. It is GOD who will judge homosexuals----not we. REMEMBER-----"JUDGEMENT BEGINS IN GOD'S HOUSE"! Danny McDowell

1 Cor 5:9-6:1
9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked [Christian] person.


Ministry decries anti Homosexuality bill


Uganda's President Museveni Named in a US Christian Cult, The Family


See: Secular criticisms of the bill

Activists denounce Uganda's homosexuality bill


A Ugandan government bill that is advocating the death penalty for gay people will hinder the country's fight against HIV/Aids, legal experts and activists warned this week.

Under the anti-homosexuality bill, now going through parliament, anyone repeatedly "caught" having sex with someone of the same sex faces the death penalty, while people who touch each other in a "gay way" could be jailed.

A clause in the bill also punishes anyone who fails to report an offence within 24 hours of witnessing or finding out about it.

This week, at a public meeting held at Makerere University in Kampala, Rubaramira Ruranga, the executive director of the National Guidance and Empowerment Network of people living with HIV/Aids in Uganda, who is HIV-positive, said: "Fifteen percent of the HIV/Aids spread is as a result of gay activities.

"The best thing is to educate them [homosexuals] because criminalisation causes stigma, discrimination and denied knowledge on HIV/Aids and its treatment."
Others said the bill went "overboard" and should be withdrawn, reported the Daily Monitor.

Sylvia Tamale, a Law don at Makerere and a human right activist, said: "Five of the 18 clauses are problematic from the legal point of view and the attempt to outlaw the promotion of homosexuality will affect everybody because the clauses introduce censorship and undermine freedom of expression, speech, association and assembly."
The Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL) has already expressed its disgust at the bill, saying it is an attempt by some in government to "to whip up sentiments of fear and hatred" by lumping together "predatory sexual acts that violate the rights of vulnerable sections of our society [with] sexual acts between consenting adults".

Valentine Kalende, a spokesman for CHRCL, added that "a better title for this bill would have been the anti-human rights bill".

Despite the outcry over the bill by local and international civil society groups, and criticism from other African leaders, the uproar is seen by some in Uganda as a sign that the country is providing strong leadership.

Uganda's ethics and integrity minister, James Nsaba Buturo, told IPS that "it is with joy we see that everyone is interested in what Uganda is doing, and it is an opportunity for Uganda to provide leadership where it matters most".

David Bahati, the MP who introduced the bill, defended it by saying "homosexuality is not a human right. It is a foreign behaviour imported and promoted by people using the poverty in our country to expound bad behaviour".

Copenhagen Agreement: U.N. plans for a new 'government' are scary.



The Pope of Rome calls for a World Government


Has Anyone Read the Copenhagen Agreement?
U.N. plans for a new 'government' are scary.



We can only hope that world leaders will do nothing more than enjoy a pleasant bicycle ride around the charming streets of Copenhagen come December. For if they actually manage to wring out an agreement based on the current draft text of the Copenhagen climate-change treaty, the world is in for some nasty surprises. Draft text, you say? If you haven't heard about it, that's because none of our otherwise talkative political leaders have bothered to tell us what the drafters have already cobbled together for leaders to consider. And neither have the media.

Enter Lord Christopher Monckton. The former adviser to Margaret Thatcher gave an address at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, earlier this month that made quite a splash. For the first time, the public heard about the 181 pages, dated Sept. 15, that comprise the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change—a rough draft of what could be signed come December.

So far there have been more than a million hits on the YouTube post of his address. It deserves millions more because Lord Monckton warns that the aim of the Copenhagen draft treaty is to set up a transnational "government" on a scale the world has never before seen.

The "scheme for the new institutional arrangement under the Convention" that starts on page 18 contains the provision for a "government." The aim is to give a new as yet unnamed U.N. body the power to directly intervene in the financial, economic, tax and environmental affairs of all the nations that sign the Copenhagen treaty.

The reason for the power grab is clear enough: Clause after complicated clause of the draft treaty requires developed countries to pay an "adaptation debt" to developing countries to supposedly support climate change mitigation. Clause 33 on page 39 says that "by 2020 the scale of financial flows to support adaptation in developing countries must be [at least $67 billion] or [in the range of $70 billion to $140 billion per year]."

And how will developed countries be slugged to provide for this financial flow to the developing world? The draft text sets out various alternatives, including option seven on page 135, which provides for "a [global] levy of 2 per cent on international financial market [monetary] transactions to Annex I Parties." Annex 1 countries are industrialized countries, which include among others the U.S., Australia, Britain and Canada.

To be sure, countries that sign international treaties always cede powers to a U.N. body responsible for implementing treaty obligations. But the difference is that this treaty appears to have been subject to unusual attempts to conceal its convoluted contents. And apart from the difficulty of trying to decipher the U.N. verbiage, there are plenty of draft clauses described as "alternatives" and "options" that should raise the ire of free and democratic countries concerned about preserving their sovereignty.

Lord Monckton himself only became aware of the extraordinary powers to be vested in this new world government when a friend found an obscure U.N. Web site and searched through several layers of hyperlinks before discovering a document that isn't even called the draft "treaty." Instead, it's labelled a "Note by the Secretariat."

Interviewed by broadcaster Alan Jones on Sydney radio Monday, Lord Monckton said "this is the first time I've ever seen any transnational treaty referring to a new body to be set up under that treaty as a 'government.' But it's the powers that are going to be given to this entirely unelected government that are so frightening." He added: "The sheer ambition of this new world government is enormous right from the start—that's even before it starts accreting powers to itself in the way that these entities inevitably always do."

Critics have admonished Lord Monckton for his colorful language. He has certainly been vigorous. In his exposé of the draft Copenhagen treaty in St. Paul, he warned Americans that "in the next few weeks, unless you stop it, your president will sign your freedom, your democracy and your prosperity away forever." Yet his critics fail to deal with the substance of what he says.

Ask yourself this question: Given that our political leaders spend hundreds of hours talking about climate change and the need for a global consensus in Copenhagen, why have none of them talked openly about the details of this draft climate-change treaty? After all, the final treaty will bind signatories for years to come. What exactly are they hiding? Thanks to Lord Monckton we now know something of their plans.

Janos Pasztor, director of the Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team, told reporters in New York Monday that with the U.S. Congress yet to pass a climate-change bill, a global climate-change treaty is now an unlikely outcome in Copenhagen. Let's hope he is right. And thank you, America.

Ms. Albrechtsen is a columnist for the Australian.