Sunset over Kigali, Rwanda
Searching for Shalom
In the biblical tradition "shalom" equates with wholeness, peace, harmony, reconciliation, and right relationship. It can seem elusive and even absent in a world so marked by sin, violence, and brokenness. And yet God continues to invite us to see grace in the midst of the shadows. My hope in this blog is to share some "glimpses of shalom" that emerge during my work in Africa.
In remembering Benedicto Kiwanuka, a Ugandan Supreme Court Chief Justice killed by Idi Amin, it was hard to miss the veiled references to Uganda’s current struggles with political intimidation. As an American, I couldn’t help but note the resonance with my own country’s struggles with executive overreach and judicial independence.