You are cordially invited toUbuntu Uganda:
An Evening with Bishop Christopher Senyonjo
Join the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office for wine and hors d'oeuvres to honor Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, often referred to as the Desmond Tutu of Uganda, an outspoken advocate for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Monday, June 7th, 2010 6:00 to 7:30 PMThe National Arts Club 15 Grammercy Park South New York, NY 10003
Bishop Christopher Senyonjo has taken great risks in defense of LGBT people in his country, where lawmakers are considering the "Anti-Homosexuality Bill," which if it becomes law could lead to Bishop Christopher's imprisonment for his support of the LGBT community. In 2006, he was expelled from the Anglican Church of Uganda. Instead of bowing to church intimidation, his courageous response has been to speak out even more strongly for LGBT people as the tide of persecution is rising. Bishop Christopher believes the bill is not only a violation of human rights, but also a violation of the sacred bonds of the Ugandan extended family, or ubuntu, which means people are truly human only when they affirm the humanity of others.
Suggested Donation: $100 Proceeds will go to support the work of Bishop Christopher, Ugandan LGBT human rights defenders, and the LGBT Human Rights program of the Unitarian Universalist UN Office.
"So we pray as time goes on, that human beings should realize that it isn't war which is going to bring real peace in the world--this is my conviction. And this is why I have stood firm on the side of those who are being oppressed. That meant a lot of suffering, but I feel happy deep down inside, because love to me is the key to the human goal." -Bishop Christopher Senyonjo