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‘For God and my country’ – fighting the (spirits of) violence and chaos in Uganda’s elections

Alava, Henni and Ssentongo, Jimmy Spire (2016) ‘For God and my country’ – fighting the (spirits of) violence and chaos in Uganda’s elections. Justice and Security Research Programme Blog (25 Feb 2016). Website.

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Through prayer, civic education, summons, pastoral letters and the public blessing of politicians, religious leaders have been doing their best over the past few months to influence the Ugandan elections held February 18th this year. In the limelight, many of the nation’s most prominent religious leaders have campaigned for peaceful, free and fair elections, while others use their pulpits and radio stations to openly campaign for particular parties and candidates. In this post we explore the impact of their efforts.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: Justice and Security Research Programme
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 13:35
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 23:25

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