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Faith in Families

Yesterdy's topic at church was about having faith in our families
Key among the issues was communication, commitment and trust between members of the family. How much can we say we are commited, i know majority of us women we are committed to our families but are often let down by the very religions and cultures we propel beyond our right to life and livelihood. I draw specific attention to the Marriage bill that has once agian been shelved by our 9th parliament in Uganda.

We hide behind religion and culture to refuse the bill but as far as i know th ebill is to protect the new generation.For God's sake we live in a monetised economy, the thngs we want to hold onto cannot hold, if i withstood abuse for 12 years till i was left by the readside. i dont think given my expereince i would wish my daughter to be in a relationship and endure such pain. in fact i dont imagine she will wait for my counsel she will have left in any case she will be in position to survive unsupported by a man. Culturally we so much depened on the garden and the man today we have no gardens to stick to there is or there is no money to support the family or the family disintegrates. if it doesnt then there will be a lot of infidelity to fill the gap. look at society evils men and women selling sex, men and women trafficking children, corruption, something for something love.

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Gracious's picture

My neighbouring country uganda

Indeed religion and cultural beliefs have and is still being used as a scapegoat to deny us women what we trully deserve

Love

loretta's picture

Hope.

I am Catholic and much as there are things that the Church preaches and teaches that I do not agree with, I don't think I allow that to stop me from exercising my God given freedom of thought and expression. And by joining World Pulse, I believe you have exercised that right as well. I salute you for taking this BOLD STEP. Don't lose it, keep on the track, this step will take you away from all the misery of non existent fields you are expected to live on, infedility, promiscuity.

This bold step will pave they way for you. You have a whole Community out there you can reach out to and they will hold your hand and walk with you.

God bless you.

Loretta.

A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others throw at her. Author Unkown.

Therese kasindi's picture

What Faith?

Faith is very important in our family because it leads our children to the right way in their life. The world in which we live today is going worse than yesterday world. Faith in what? Faith in Jesus Christ, who is the Truth, the Path and the Life.

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Sophie's picture

Misuse of religion

I concur with you, for I believe many times we misuse religion but in the real sense its patriarchal attitudes! I have never found much conflict between my advocacy for women's rights and religion, because I chose to also read and interpret the Bible. There are times I have felt like or even walked out of Church or religious gather on hearing the man at pulpit misrepresent facts. I always ask myself what would Jesus do if he lived today? By the way I think Jesus was a gender activist in his time

Sophie Ngugi
Child of the Universe -www.sophiengugi.blogspot.com

Rebecca R's picture

Right

You are right, Flavia. We need to do this for our daughters but the people are choosing to hide behind culture and faith. Who wrote the Bible? Men. What makes culture "culture"? People. I am Christian and when I read the Bible, I remember that it was written by people in a society that was patriarchal. Even then the faith has been twisted in so many ways in this country for people to just feel righteous. How is it righteous to argue against a bill that protects us?

Sometimes, I just want to walk out of the church, I tell you. And when I am walking out, I want to be screaming about the hypocrisy and about the failure of the system. Right before I hand out printed copies of the bill that are stamped "EDUCATE YOURSELF".

Aaaargh. The people's response to this Bill has... (takes deep breathes). I am disappointed in my country.

-Becky

Woman of voice's picture

Faith

I think that people are not seeking God the right way but seek him in their own way. They proclaim God but then choose to live the way they like. Faith must be re visited cause there are so many untruths being preached today.

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