The mufti of Uganda Sheikh Ramadhan Mubajje has been elected as co president of the World Governing Council and executive committee member of Religious for Peace International for another five years.
He was elected during the 10th Global Conference on Religious and Peace organised by Religious for Peace International in Lindau Island in Germany.
He made the revelation while addressing the media at Old Kampala Mosque yesterday.
Mubajje said that a total of 90 delegates from over 30 countries representing different regions took part in the global conference aimed at empowering religious leaders as key players in peace building around the world.
He also retained his position as the co-president/chair of the African Council of Religious leaders alongside the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja John Cardinal Onaiyekan.
Mubajje described his re-election as an achievement for Uganda as country.
“Through Religious for Peace International, Uganda is going to play a key role in world peace,” he said.
Mubajje called upon Ugandans to refrain from all forms of criminal act as one way of promoting peace in the country.
He also joined other leaders to condemn the rampant murders in the country calling upon the government to punish those behind these criminal acts.
Religious for Peace International is the world’s largest and most representative multi religious coalition that advances common action among the world’s religious communities for peace.
It’s main objective is to transform violent conflict, advance human development, promote justice and harmonious societies and protect the earth.
The global religious for peace network comprises of a world council of senior religious leaders from all regions of the world, six regional inter religious council of religious leaders which include African Council of Religious Council of leaders and more than 90 national ones which include the Inter Religious council of Uganda.
It’s headquarters are in New York.