Christians urged to Emulate Uganda Martyrs
The Accountant of Bishop Stuart University Asaph Mujuni has advised Christians to emulate the life of Uganda Martyrs and be faithful to Christ and the Church.
Mujuni made the call today while preaching during the first service at All Saints Church in Kabale Municipality. He said that the example of the martyrs, who gave up their lives for the love of their faith in Jesus, teaches people to also remain faithful to God amidst of temptations, persecution and troubles that we pass through.
Mujuni also urged Ugandans to emulate the spirit of the Uganda Martyrs in loving one another irrespective religion, so as to build a better country.
He explained that they loved and encouraged one another which helped them to succeed in their just cause against Kabaka Mwanga’s wrath.
Every June 3, Christians throng to Namugongo to celebrate their martyrdom. The Uganda Martyrs are a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity in the historical kingdom of Buganda.
They were killed on orders of Mwanga II, the Kabaka (King) of Buganda. The deaths took place at a time when there was a three-way religious struggle for political influence at the Buganda royal court.