Bishop Christopher Senyonjo

Bishop Christopher Senyonjo has become widely known for his support for the LGBT community in Uganda. Bishop Senyonjo was a diocesan bishop in the Anglican Church of Uganda from 1974 to 1998. It was during the period after his retirement that he became well known within Uganda for his defence of the LGBT community in Uganda. This was in the aftermath of the 1998 Lambeth Conference, in which the issue of homosexuality became a major source of conflict within the Anglican communion. This article locates Senyonjo and his ministry within the history and culture of the Church of Uganda, numerically one of the strongest provinces of the Anglican Communion, and an institution deeply embedded within Ugandan history and culture.