Katende Abdul-Fattah Haji
Katende Abdul-Fattah from Uganda has been a lecturer in the Department of Religion and Peace Studies at Makerere University for the last 28 years. He offers lectures in the areas of Islamic Theology, Peace Studies and Inter-religious Dialogue. He is also the Coordinator of the Centre for Inter-cultural Studies and Globalisation and the Patron of Makerere University’s Muslim Students’ Association (MUMSA). He has 20 years’ experience in interreligious dialogue and has written and attended many workshops and conferences on the topic in different parts of the world. He is a regular presenter and facilitator at interreligious workshops in the Great Lakes Region. He is a member of several interreligious and intercultural organizations. He has also played an integral role in the founding of numerous Peace Clubs in secondary schools throughout Uganda. His interests include service to humanity, interacting with people of different religions and cultures, watching football and travelling. His motto is “May Peace Prevail on Earth”.
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
Makerere University Training of Trainers of Interreligious Dialogue (MUTOTID)
The Makerere University conducts a Training of Trainers workshop that involves 25 University 3rd year students of Religious studies specification. The four days training workshops aim to produce qualified trainers of Interreligious Dialogue to serve in different areas of Uganda and beyond. During the workshop, the participants have the opportunity to develop and perform a role-play at a farewell dinner about any theme related to IRD. They also participate in and organize dialogue sessions, lectures, field visits and conferences. Knowledge, attitudes and skills development form the basis of this qualitative educational workshop. In particular, the training provides the participants with the instrumental educational materials they need to cope with conflict, resolve conflict, promote peace and contribute to peace processes. After the workshop, the students are expected to become part of the Makerere University Network.