Christianity, Chess, and the Queen of Katwe

Phiona Mutesi, the prodigy featured in a new Disney film, was one of hundreds of children who learned to play at the Christian academy.

CHR Comment: Robert Katende’s Sports Outreach project in Uganda is bearing remarkable fruit, a Christian mission that uses sports and chess to improve the lives of the poor in Uganda. The article also mentions the warlord run Lord’s Resistance Army that has used violence in the name of Christianity. These examples illustrate the opportunities and difficulties of living out one’s faith in Uganda at this time.

Source: Uganda’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ got her start at this slum chess school – The Washington Post