ARLPIAcholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (Uganda)
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Although these contradictions occurred, and indeed caused friction between the ARLPI and the central government, the unexpected outcome was that it created trust, for the people who saw the religious group's initiative as the only hope for peace.
This act of humility not only helped them transcend the ethnic divide but also projected the ARLPI as an authentic force for national healing.
In addition to the peace negotiations, ARLPI reached out to the international relief agencies such as Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Trocaire, the German Bishops' Organisation for Development (MISEREOR), et al.
It is, however, imperative to point out that the funding generated by the ARLPI did not come without fault.
Regionally, ARLPI continued to engage all concerned stakeholders for purposes of forming an international front that can secure regional peace through negotiation.
ARLPI and the Re-integration Process in Northern Uganda
Mathew Ojara, one of the members of the ARLPI, also noted the existence of reception centers set up by CARITAS.
Mathew Ojara, reluctantly agree to these ceremonies as being acceptable by ARLPI.
In addition, the ARLPI played a pivotal role in soliciting for post-conflict social support, particularly to victims of rape.
In light of the above, it is significant that ARLPI has in varied ways been instrumental in advocating the end of the war without use of military force.
Interreligious organizations such as ARLPI are also following this path.
7) In this article, we acknowledge that ARLPI is constituted of both Christians and Muslims.