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We Are The Voice of the Grass: Interfaith Peace Activism in Northern Uganda

David A. Hoekema

Abstract

From the 1980s until the late 2000s the northern region of Uganda in East Africa endured a reign of terror imposed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and its founder Joseph Kony. The LRA movement’s brutal tactics—abducting boys for training as soldiers, kidnapping girls as officers’ sexual partners, raping and maiming and killing innocent villagers—captured the world’s attention through Western visitors’ social media campaigns. Far less visible was the creation of a new organization to combat its destructive effects by leaders of the Protestant, Catholic, and Muslim communities in the Acholi ... More

Keywords: Lord’s Resistance Army, LRA, Joseph Kony, Uganda, East African history, East African religion, African politics, international development, interfaith activism, ecumenism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190923150
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190923150.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David A. Hoekema, author