Kampala, 07 August, 2021 / 2:51 pm (ACI Africa).
Representatives of a Christian church and Muslim community in Uganda have filed a law suit against the country over the suspension of in-person worship as part of the COVID-19 restrictions.
The suit that is supported by the Alliance Defending Freedom, ADF International, a faith-based legal advocacy organization, seeks to overturn the continued suspension of public worship reimposed by the country’s President, Yoweri Museveni, on July 30.
“People of different faiths are now standing up to ensure that their rights are protected in Uganda,” the Legal Counsel, Global Religious Freedom for ADF International, Sean Nelson, has been quoted as saying in a Thursday, August 5 report.
Mr. Nelson adds, “The government must find ways to protect public health, while also upholding the right to live out one’s faith in community with others.”
According to the ADF International official, the ban on public worship is discriminatory as places of commerce including malls are open to the public.