Saint Paul's Voice Centre of Uganda: A Human Rights Organization
Saint Paul's Voice Centre (SPAVOC) is aiming, together with other organisations, national and international, to fight against LGBT discrimination in Uganda and the rest of the world.We are the voice for the voiceless and a human right defender and Christian organization based in Uganda. We support equality, access to health care and AIDS/HIV Prevention materials and services. We are committed to supporting the Ugandan LGBTI community here and abroad by documenting need for asylum, safe haven, and equality.
The Rev. Patrick Leuben Mukajanga was our founder and executive director.
There are confirmed reports from Pastor Atwine that the Reverend Patrick Leuben Mukajanga of Saint Paul's Voice Centre of Uganda has died in a motor accident. This status will be updated with information as it is made available. I am shocked and dismayed at this terrible news and the tremendous loss it is to the community of human rights activists. Rev. Patrick was my closest friend.
"I am informed that it was almost clocking to 21:00hrs at night and Leuben was rushing home before the curfew time that starts at 21:00hrs when the car that he was traveling in got an accident and Being the curfew time there was no help that was got first until the police patrol found out the accident scene.
Unfortunately three occupants had already lost their lives.
Some detailed facts about how Patrick passed on. He died in a motorcycle accident. He was riding heading home from Ibanda town, trying to beat the curfew, and he had a head on collision with another motorcycle carrying 3 people. All the 4 passed on.
These included Rev.Patrick Leuben Mukjaanga."
Rest in Power, Rev. Patrick Leuben Mukajanga. You were a faithful servant of your Lord, Jesus Christ, may you lean on His everlasting arms and watch over us your community, your family, and your country.
There will be a funeral and a vigil and the updated information on that will be shared here.
Patrick Leuben Mukajanga, there was a burial service the Sunday following Patrick's death, in Ibanda district, Uganda. A later vigil organized by the LGBTI Ugandan Community is planned and will be updated here, as soon as plans are finalized.
Vigil memorial ceremony was help on 30/08/2020 via Zoom. Thank you, Franco, for your organizing and to all the participants and donors.
The Poet-Activist and Friend of Saint Paul's Voice Centre of Uganda, Roberto Malini wrote a poem in memory of The Reverend Patrick Leuben Mukajanga.
And You Haven’t Changed
by Roberto Malini
In memory of my brother Patrick Leuben Mukajanga
Where are you, Patrick?
I don’t see you, but I know where you are.
You have risen up and you’re on your way, as always.
You walk and fly,
as you do every day,
towards Heaven that is beckoning you
with its silvery voice,
and it is a child.
His smile halts time
and his questions,
the thousand questions of a child
await your reply,
which is Love.
And you haven’t changed.
Your feet are love.
Your hands are love.
Your thoughts, your journey
So I ask you, brother,
to go on living
in Heaven and in us,
because there is no loss, there is no farewell
when we are still united by love.
Leeds University's Dr. Barbara Bompani's statement by SERENE Project In Memoriam for The Rev. Patrick Leuben Mukjanga:
Written August 15, 2020,
Downloadable Word Document
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Rev. Patrick Leuben Mukajanga reading Poems from
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Immediate Past Executive Director, and Founder:
The Reverend Patrick Leuben Mukajanga
A portrait to remember Patrick
The artist and director Dario Picciau, Member of IADAS (The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences) in New York and Human Rights Defender, has created and donated to the family and friends of the late Rev. Patrick Leuben Mukajnga this digital painting, depicting the great educator and activist, who passed away last July 31. Dario Picciau was a friend of Patrick and collaborated with him in humanitarian actions that saved many lives.
The great artist Dario Picciau - who is Artist Laureate and Member of IADAS (The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences) appreciated the photos and created a digital painting dedicated to Patrick. I am sending you the work, which you can freely disseminate (and publish) to honor our friend Rev. Mukajanga, as long as you mention the author's name: Dario Picciau, artist and director, Pesaro, Italy - . The image is also available in print resolution and the artist would be happy if the portrait were exhibited inside the Kanoni School or another institution linked to Patrick's life.