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Christian Lawyers Urged to Promote Justice for All

Justice Owiny-Dollo says Christian lawyers should be the torch bearers in guiding the world to understand that the poor, weak and the underprivileged also deserve and can get justice. Owiny-Dollo says the greatest trial in the Bible was conducted by King Solomon, who had a difficult decision to justly handover the child to the right mother.

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Christian lawyers have been urged to demystify the belief that the justice system in Uganda favours the rich and mighty at the expense of underprivileged members of society.

The call was made by Education and sports minister Janet Museveni at a conference held at Sheraton Kampala Hotel. The conference, under the theme; “Biblical Worldview in Promoting, an Efficient And Effective Administration of Justice”, brought together lawyers from all denominations of Christianity.  

The lawyers were urged to ensure justice for the least since righteousness and justice are the foundation pillars of Gods throne.

The Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo said Christian lawyers should look at how they conduct their business and how in doing it they fulfil the calling of their faith. He observed that God is interested in the administration of justice, and he hears the cries of those who do not get justice.

Owiny-Dollo says Christian lawyers should be the torch bearers in guiding the world to understand that the poor, weak and the underprivileged also deserve and can get justice. Owiny-Dollo says the greatest trial in the Bible was conducted by King Solomon, who had a difficult decision to justly handover the child to the right mother.

He says God gives wisdom, and sometimes lawyers don't need intellectualism and argument but God-given wisdom.

 

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The First Lady, Janet Museveni asked Christians to take the lead not only in administering justice but all spheres of influence and help to uproot evils that are eating the moral fibre of Ugandans.  She urged the lawyers to dedicate their work to God by being truthful and reflect ethical legal practice.

 

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In his key, note address, Danny Dewalt, a Pastor and Lawyer said lawyers should not work with a selfish ambition but be like the Good Samaritan, with compassion and help those in need. According to Dewalt, sometimes lawyers can get uncomfortable and disrupted, but it takes someone with a Christian foundation to deliver justice.

 

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Francis Gimara, the former chairperson of Uganda Law Society said there is a big correlation in knowing God and delivering justice. He says several cases in the country can be handled by Christian lawyers who have God working in them.

He says when Christianity was in charge, the laws functioned very well.

 

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