The UU Church of Uganda and Eddoboozi Human Rights Defenders Network have issued the following statement in response to the murder of Ugandan LGBT Human Rights Activist David Kato. Please support their work by making a contribution to the UUA/UU-UNO LGBT Uganda Fund
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH-UGANDA (UUA)
EDDOBOOZI HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS NETWORK-EHRDN
January 27, 2011
CONDEMNING THE MURDER OF DAVID KATO A HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER IN UGANDA
We condemn the murder of David Kato vehemently and call upon all in authority and volunteers to bring the murderer to justice. Human rights defenders are invaluable gate keepers of peaceful co-existence in societies around the world.
They set the pace of responsible lifestyles and commit leaders in communities to the issues of the people they lead.
David Kato has been a law abiding Ugandan, a very passionate professional teacher and a member of a vibrant community in Uganda where he is sorely missed. His death comes at a time when many are pointing fingers at homophobic acts or acts of hatred because of the late’s roles in bringing to the front page issues of marginalised communities and ensuring justice for them.
The Unitarian Church of Uganda, a torch bearer of the love of God and Eddoboozi Human Rights Defenders’ Network join hands in condemning such killing; we strongly condemn such inhuman acts.UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH REVEREND MARK KIYIMBA KAMPALA, UGANDA firstname.lastname@example.org
EDDOBOOZI HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS THOMAS M. (Administrator) NETWORK-EHRDN-UGANDA email@example.com