Mona Purdy of Share Your Soles is just back from a few whirlwind weeks in Africa to expand her operation to Uganda. For Global Activism, “The Shoe Lady” joins us to talk about the pain and joy she saw and experienced. Share Your Soles has distributed more than two million shoes globally to people in desperate need of them.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Joliet has partnered to build drinking wells in Uganda with a Ugandan Priest, Emmanuel Katongole. When some church parishioners visited Uganda in 2010 to see the wells, they soon discovered that their gifts provided far more than just water for these communities. On Global Activism, we’ll talk with Father Emmanuel about his work, along with Deacon Ralph Bias of Sacred Heart Church.
Northern Uganda is still reeling from a 23-year civil war that internally displaced over 1.6 million people. The Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWEDG) is the region’s first grassroots human rights organization focused on women.
Despite calls to cancel due to human rights abuses, Bahrain's monarchy will host the Formula One race this weekend. The move to host the event amid protests signals an effort by the government to appear stable and secure.
In 2009, American evangelist Scott Lively spoke at a conference in Uganda entitled “Seminar on Exposing the Homosexual Agenda.” That same year, an anti-homosexuality bill was introduced in the Ugandan parliament.