Mary Lilly Driciru is a member of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church in Uganda. She holds a master's degree in social communication. She serves as communications coordinator at the Secretariat of the Association of Religious in Uganda (ARU).
The Bishop Asili Counseling, Rehabilitation and Community Centre in Lira, Uganda, takes on such problems as child abuse and domestic violence during this critical moment of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
The concept of "building the kingdom of God" gets clearer when the values of consecrated persons, witnesses and promoters of the kingdom shine out in their apostolate in the service of the people who today represent the suffering face of Jesus.
At a recent training workshop, religious from three continents were urged to collaborate in trafficking prevention, rescue, protection and prosecutions in partnership with the government, NGOs and the church.
After reflection and analysis of both Catholic social teaching and the societal shortcomings in Uganda that enable human trafficking, Catholic sisters resolved to and take action.