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Statement Regarding The Laws of the Republic of Uganda and the Responsibilities of Buganda Kingdom

Statement Regarding The Laws of the Republic of Uganda and the Responsibilities of the Kingdom of Buganda

The federal government of The Republic of Uganda has an anti-homosexuality law that is drawing criticism and publicity. Wells of Life, Inc. has been asked about our response as an apolitical, faith-based 501c3 charity that works in various parts of the Federal Republic of Uganda, which is solely responsible for the passage and enforcement of the laws of the Republic of Uganda and which passed this most recent law, as compared to the Kingdom of Buganda, where we do most of our work. The Kingdom of Buganda is a totally separate entity from the Republic of Uganda, and is a monarchy over 1,000 years old, with its own totally separate administration that supports the cultural, social, and economic matters of interest to the people of the Kingdom. As noted in the resources below, there is continuous tension between the Republic of Uganda government, which is solely responsible for passing this law, and the Kingdom of Buganda government, which is not responsible for it and which has no power or authority to pass or enforce the law.

Our charity works in Uganda because of the absolutely critical needs of the simple rural people who have the unfortunate fate of living there and does not discriminate in any way against anyone based on their religion, sexual preference, age, current political beliefs, or on any other basis.

We seek to follow the command of Jesus in Mk 12:31 to love our neighbor as ourselves, in the sense of Proverbs 3:28: “Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it to you’ – when you have it with you.” We are guided by the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Lk 10:25-37), which was the answer of Jesus to the question “Who IS my neighbor?”. We believe that Christian love and compassion extend over all religious, cultural, political, and ethnic boundaries, and to bring the Lord’s glory, we must act upon the teachings He has given us. Thus none are excluded for any reason that need access to clean water. Regardless of any distinction or qualification, we seek to serve all of our brothers and sisters in Jesus’ holy name.

Sadly, the persecution of so many has existed everywhere in the world since the beginning of time, resulting in violence perpetrated by people who don’t know and support the unconditional love of Christ. Perhaps the best way to combat it is our way, to lead by example.

Wells of Life, Inc. has established a relationship with the Kingdom of Buganda and its Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga, who are part of the majority of good and sincere Christians who serve to improve and provide relief to the many who are trapped in the grip of poverty, as we seek to establish God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. through our combined efforts to bless the impoverished and needy in the Kingdom of Buganda and elsewhere.

What is our official position on this matter? It is perhaps best expressed by John 3:15-17: Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

More information and references about the distinction between the Republic of Uganda and the Kingdom of Uganda are available below. I welcome any inquiries about any matters concerning our charity and request that any such inquiries be directed to me at the below contact information.

Peter M. Callahan President, Wells of Life, Inc.

The following references may help explain more fully the relationship between the Republic of Uganda and the Kingdom of Buganda:

1) The Independent Uganda (newspaper)


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