Make your church a place of belonging

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BY STAFF WRITER Showing up on a Sunday morning at Church is good, but it is not enough. Church is not like a shop where you go to purchase what you want at a particular moment, and forget about the rest of the time when you do not need anything from it. Spiritual development requires discipline and constant connection. Church is a community and as a Christian you have to be part of it all the time. The same way you feel comfortable and at ease at your home should…

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Idleness, a disrupt to mission work

Prof Christopher Byaruhanga

2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 By Prof Christopher Byaruhanga Every culture says something about idleness. For instance, the Romans said, by doing nothing, men learn to do evil. One of the Fathers of the English hymns, Isaac Watts wrote, “For Satan finds some mischief still, for idle hands to do”. The Jewish scholars taught that he who does not teach his son a trade, teaches him to be a thief. Some Christians in Uganda say idleness is the devil’s workshop. You and I have heard it said from our Sunday school days…

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Not all policies are always good

I am a man who likes titles – legitimate or otherwise and I have accumulated quite a number already. That said, although this column will delve on policy issues, I cannot claim to be a policy analyst but I do not need to be one to tell a good policy from a bad one. Public and private enterprises in Uganda derive their operational mandate from clearly written and stipulated guidelines otherwise known as policies. Therefore, for a citizen to be a good one, or for an employee to thrive, he/she…

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The virtue of rational behaviour in society

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BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT There is an African proverb that says that, “If a man wants to grow a long tooth, he should have the lip to cover it”. Although this saying basically means that whoever makes a decision should have the ability to handle its consequences, it also refers to the issue of rational behaviour in any circumstance. Rational behaviour can be viewed as having the ability to commit one’s convictions, values, goals and actions based on reasonable thought. In the economical perspective, everything has a price, and an opportunity…

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Construction of roads on campus starts this March

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BY AGATHA MUHAISE Uganda Christian University (UCU) is expected to begin the construction of roads at its Main Campus, Mukono, in March 2017. The tendering process is already underway and the bids are to be opened on February 15. The upgrade of the roads in the university to tarmac was necessitated by the inconvenience of the mud in the rainy season and the dust in the dry season. When the idea was proposed, the Faculty of Science and Technology drew the roadwork designs while the Department of Facilities and Capital…

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Community worship a tool of discipline

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BY AGATHA MUHAISE “What makes Uganda Christian University different from others in terms of discipline is the vigilance applied during the vetting process of both students and staff that are allowed into the community.” This was said by Dr Alfred Olwa, UCU’s Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Development and External Relations, during a meeting with the Visitation Committee from Makerere University on February 3, which took place at the Principal’s Hall at UCU, Mukono. “The nature of our interviews as far as students and staff entering UCU are concerned enables us…

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Unstoppable: UCU Lady Cardinals beat Kampala Queens 3-1 to get three points

Skipper Maureen Kinavudori (L) dribbles past Rines Secondary School FC defenders in a prevoius match between the two sides (File Photo)

The Lady Cardinals are proving to be a team capable of winning the FUFA Elite Women’s League this season, FRED HIDULA writes. Phoebe Banura’s free kick gave the Lady Cardinals an early lead  as they beat hosts Kampala Queens Women Football Club 1-3 at Villa Park on  February 4. The home side received a controversial penalty moments later which struck the post. However, they scored an equalizer just before half-time, dominating possession as well. Skipper Maureen Kinavudori then drifted the ball from the right flank, passing the ball to Jackie…

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Proscovia pens new deal

Peace Proscovia (C) with teammates.The player signed a new two-year contract with Loughborough Lightnig club in England (Internet Photo)

BY FRED HIDULA Former UCU Angels star and She Cranes captain, Peace Proscovia, has signed a new two-year contract with the UK based netball club, Loughborough Lightning. The Gilbert Netball Ambassador for Africa and former NIC player will take part in the team’s opening league game against Manchester Thunder on February 18, when the 2017/18 England Netball Super League season kicks off. In an interview carried on the club’s website, the 27- year-old goal shooter said she was overwhelmed with joy and humbled for being given this opportunity. “I would…

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How working at The Standard re-shaped my thinking

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By Elizabeth Amongin Who is Frank Obonyo? I was born in Nagongera, Tororo District, to Johnny and Betty Obonyo. I went to school in Luzira Primary School, Kisoko High School, Luzira Secondary School, then Uganda Christian University, Mukono, where I graduated with a BA in Mass Communication majoring in Print. How did you join The Standard ? After     graduation in 2006, the idea of starting up a student community newspaper was hatched by the then head of department. We were interviewed and appointed as staff writers in March…

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Writing one’s way to the top

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By Elizabeth   Amongin While undertaking his A-level studies at Mengo Senior School, Semakula decided to pursue journalism in spite of not having studied literature. “I joined UCU in 2003 to study Mass Communication thinking my class had only former literature students. But during the lectures I discovered that we were all the same and not everyone had done literature,” he said. The ambitious Semakula made his friends wisely. While at university in second year, he met one Samuel Waigolo, who was at that time writing for Daily Monitor and…

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