Uganda Christian University (UCU) has launched a think tank devoted to among other things helping preachers correctly interpret and deliver the gospel to Christians.
Dubbed the Africa Policy Centre (APC), the think tank has been planned to tackle the present day challenges from religious, cultural, social, educational and political front.
It was unveiled Wednesday by the Archbishop of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali during the annual UCU lecture.
“The center will help people in the entire country to address much pressing issues in society today. It will help us make the right policy choices as a country. It will be a blessing to this country and other countries as well,” Archbishop Ntagali stated.
Also present was the UCU Vice Chancellor, Professor John Senyonyi who used his speech to commend the new initiative that “will provide bible based solutions to different research questions they will take up.”
Mr Senyonyi said the think tank will work towards stopping Church leaders from preaching messages that appeal to the emotions of their folk without theological evidence. This will be done through generating and sharing knowledge, relevant research and analysis and expertise on doctrine among other issues in Uganda and the World.
“My own passion is to see Christianity speak intelligently in the public square; time is over for Christians to be absent in the public square or to speak in a matter that is unintelligent, uninformed and un-researched,” Mr Senyonyi continued.
An additional report from Uganda Radio Network regarding the think tank indicates that it will be under the UCU School of research and postgraduate studies.
“So far, Africa Police Center has carried out research about land ownership in the country, abortion and the regulation of faith based organizations,” the media outlet says.