A population knowledgeable about the value of every human life and a society based on a genuine and authentic respect for every human life.
Commitment to promoting a culture of life
Promoting the dignity of every human life
MOTTO: Every human life matters
Uganda Martyrs Pro-life Apostolate (UMPA) is a Christian organization that promotes and defends human life from conception until natural death. The right to life is the most fundamental human right from which all others flow.
We believe that life is sacred, a gift from God and should be protected as such since life has its authentic origin in God. The organization addresses all issues that put the dignity of the human person at risk. These include: abortion, drug and substance abuse, homosexuality, environmental degradation, human sacrifice, pornography, mob justice, domestic violence, euthanasia, suicide, sexual immorality, rape, defilement. Artificial reproductive technologies and other behaviors that promote the culture of death.
UMPA was founded by Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala Archdiocese in 2008. This was in response to the high rates of abortion in Uganda [according to Singh et al (2005), an estimated 297,000 abortions per year were being performed.] This meant that every 2 minutes an unborn baby was being brutally murdered through abortion. The problem of abortion and other anti-life practices are increasing at an alarming rate.