À propos des profils de pays

Les profils de pays ont pour objet de compléter la présentation des Églises avec quelques informations générales et d’esquisser le contexte dans lequel elles vivent. Il convient de les lire en conjonction avec les profils des Églises du pays correspondant.

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Superficie:241000 km2
PIB par habitant:270 US$
Classification:Pays les moins avancés






Chrétien: 89.00%

Musulman: 5.00%

Hindou: 1.00%


Catholiques: 12000000

Anglicans: 10155400

Protestants: 1381290

Orthodoxes: 27000

Indépendants: 991040

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Several kingdoms have existed in the area of today's Uganda, the largest being the Buganda, which has been restored recently. Uganda was a British protectorate from 1888 onwards. It recovered its independence in 1962. From 1966 to 1986, the country suffered coups and dictatorial regimes, the worst of which was Idi Amin's rule which was brought to an end in 1979, with the help of an intervention by Tanzania. Hundreds of thousands of Ugandans were killed, among them Anglican Archbishop Luwum, and the economy was wrecked. Uganda has regained political stability, except for the rebellion of the Lord's Army in the north, which forces thousands of children to be soldiers. The country has been involved in the conflicts in neighbouring east Congo, supporting some of the rebel factions, and in southern Sudan. Uganda's economy is based on agriculture. The country has fertile soils and considerable natural resources. The main export crop is coffee. Christianity came to Uganda in the 19th century. Among the first converts, several were martyred by a king who opposed the new religion. The two largest churches, Catholic and Anglican, form the Joint Christian Council, together with the Ugandan Orthodox Church which is part of the Patriarchate of Alexandria. Among the Protestant and independent churches, Pentecostal churches and groups form a sizeable part. More than half of them belong to the Pentecostal Assemblies of God. Uganda is one of the leading countries in Africa in the struggle against HIV/AIDS.

Plus d'informations sur l'Ouganda:

Visite de "lettres vivantes" en Ouganda

Les Eglises en Ouganda ont accueilli, du 27 octobre au 2 novembre 2008, la visite de solidarité d'une délégation oecuménique internationale envoyée par le Conseil oecuménique des Eglises (COE).

Cette délégation oecuménique internationale s'est entretenue avec des représentants des Eglises, de l'Etat et de la société civile au sujet de la protection des réfugiés, en mettant notamment l'accent sur la violence sexuelle et la vulnérabilité des enfants. Plus...

HIV/AIDS - the Uganda experience

A multimedia portrait of churches' response to HIV and AIDS in Uganda can be viewed on the 'Keeping the Faith' website.



Organisations et Conseils oecuméniques

Membres du COE basés en Ouganda

Membres du COE présents en Ouganda

Note: La liste des Eglises présentes dans chaque pays est encore en développement.

Mise a jour: 01/01/2006