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The Center for Global Justice Hosts Pastor Peter Sewakiryanga of Kyampisi Childcare Ministries

By October 9, 2015December 16th, 2019Special Events, Uganda
One of the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law’s four areas of focus is the protection of children. Beyond efforts to combat human trafficking in children, protect the unborn, and promote adoption, we also work on combating child sacrifice in Uganda.

Center Admin Director Ernie Walton & Pastor Sewakiryanga
In the summer of 2013, the Center sent rising 3L Heather Pate as the first legal intern to work with Kyampisi Childcare Ministries (KCM), a Christian NGO dedicated to protecting Ugandan children. Since then, our student staff has continued to support KCM through student staff projects.

On October 8, 2015, Pastor Peter Sewakiryanga, Founder and Executive Director of Kyampisi Childcare Ministries, came to visit the Center and speak at Regent Law chapel.  Center intern, student staff member, and graduate assistant Pamela Dodge writes how she was personally impacted by Pastor Sewakiryanga’s visit.

I am constantly amazed at the faithfulness of God in raising up individuals all around the world to fight for justice.  Pastor Peter Sewakiryanga is one such individual. 
Yesterday, law students had the privilege of hearing from Pastor Peter as he challenged and encouraged us in law chapel.  Peter shared stories about his ministry with children and families, especially with the children who are victims of child sacrifice in Uganda. His stories were heart-wrenching and eye-opening, as they shed light on a problem that is not often discussed. 
He challenged us to remember that all individuals are made in the image of God. When we take the time to pause our busy activities and really look into a person’s face, then we can see what’s happening in that person’s heart.
Only then can we love well-by seeing and meeting the needs of the heart.
He encouraged students with Scripture that reminds us of the heart of God in bringing about justice.  As Amos 5:24 says, “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”
I was challenged by Pastor Peter’s life and unwavering courage, and my heart was encouraged by his testimony to the faithfulness the Lord. 
The Student Staff prayed over Pastor Peter following Law Chapel

Click here to learn more about Kyampisi Childcare Ministries >