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Interviews with Duncan Aggrey Mugisha - Collection 403

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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Biography of Duncan Aggrey Mugisha

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

List of Audio Tapes in this Collection

Brief Description.
Oral history interview in which Mugisha discusses the state of the church in Uganda; life under the rule of Idi Amim, impressions of Bishop Festo Kivengere; the Bolokole movement; relations between Catholics and Protestants in Uganda; relations between Christians and Muslims in Uganda; his conversion and work with the Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS) among college and university students.
Vol: 2 Reels of Audio Tape

Collection 403
[March 2, 2000]
Mugisha, Duncan Aggrey; 1961-
Interview; 1988

2 Reels of Audio Tape


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Full name: Duncan Aggrey Mugisha

Birth date: May 23, 1961

Birth place: Kampala City, Uganda

Parents: Father and mother are Christians
Siblings: Oldest of six children, one brother and four sisters
Marital Status: Single

Conversion: 1975, at a high school Scripture Union meeting

Denominational Affiliation: Anglican Church of Uganda

1984 B.A. (Economics, with honors) Makerere University, Uganda
1990 M.A. (Communications) Wheaton College Graduate School

Career: 1985- Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS)

Scope and Content

Duncan Aggrey Mugisha was interviewed by Robert Shuster on October 4, 1988, in the office of the Archives. The time period covered by the interviews is approximately 1970-1988. The boldfaced entries are intended to highlight the topics covered in the interview. The topics are listed in the order in which they were discussed.

T1 - side 1

Introduction of interview
Family background
Description of Kampala, wars and destruction of city, affect on family
Memories of Idi Amin, resentment against regime, risk to Tanzania in liberating Uganda
Persecution, disappearance of mother's brother
Christian experience of parents, siblings, and grandparents
East African revivals of the 1930s
Balokole Movement
Conversion at Scripture Union meeting
Affect of murder of Archbishop [Janani] Luwum by Amin
Persecution of Langi and Ascoli tribes by Amin
Results of war against Amin, affect of war on Ugandan churches, Anglican Church of Uganda
Church aid from Western countries
Festo Kivengere
Relations between Roman Catholics and Protestants
Support of [A. Milton] Obote and [Edward] Mutesa divided on religious lines
End of tape

Tape T1 - side 2

Relations between Christianity and Islam, Muslims in Uganda
Strengths of churches in Uganda
AIDS in Uganda
Weakness of church has been isolation from politics and social concerns
Kivingere, Christian leadership in Ugandan church, weekly activities in churches
Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS), Michael Senyimba, ? Niringire?
Aggrey's involvement with FOCUS and International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), hired as traveling secretary
Counseling college age problems, especially in relationships and economics
End of tape

Tape T2 - side 1

Characteristics of students in colleges and universities
Questions students have about Christianity
Native religion
Discussion provides most effective evangelism, friendship evangelism
Kivengere as a speaker, as a man, reaction to his death
[Tape 2 - side 1 continued]
Foreign missionary presence in Uganda, influx of charismatic and pentecostal missionaries
Impressions of the United States
Classes in communications at Wheaton College Graduate School
Desire to begin a magazine for college students
End of tape


The tapes in this collection were received by the Center in October 1988 from Duncan Aggrey Mugisha on the occasion of the interview.

Accession 88-113
September 27, 1995
Janyce H. Nasgowitz

Accession 88-113
Type of Material: Audio Tapes

The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE FILE:

T1 - Reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 ips speed, approximately 70 minutes. One side. Interview with Duncan Aggrey Mugisha by Robert Shuster on October 4, 1988. Discussion of family, life under Idi Amin's regime, East African revivals of the 1930s; Balokole movement; conversion, the church in Uganda, Festo Kivengere, the Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS), and other topics.

T2 - Reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 ips speed, approximately 25 minutes. One side. Continuation of interview on T1. Discussion of evangelistic work among college and university students, more on Kivengere, classes at Wheaton College Graduate School, and other topics.

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