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Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI

Acholi Religious Leaders Peace initiative is an umbrella organization which was formed on a foundation of interfaith peace building and conflict transformation in Northern Uganda.

It was formed in 1997 as a proactive response to conflict in Northern Uganda.

ARLPI comprises of leaders from six different religious denominations: Anglican, Catholic, Muslim, Orthodox, Pentecostal and Seventh Day Adventist with their respective constituencies to participate in transforming conflicts in Northern Uganda and the surrounding regions.

ARLPI’s main activities are to conduct mediation peace training and conflict resolution through peace committees set up with communities, thus supporting the goals of SAFE Component II,  enhancing peace and reconciliation in communities to live in harmony. Through these peace committees ARLPI mediates disputes and other related conflicts with the communities, facilitating dialogue and promoting customary cultural dispute resolution of conflicts.


A peaceful and prosperous Uganda where people strive to co-exist harmoniously and work together to forge a spirit of national unity.


Produce a conducive environment for sustainable peace and development in Uganda.

Areas of operation

Programs of ARLPI are primarily conducted within Uganda in the Districts of Kitgum, Pader and Gulu although occasionally they involve in initiatives throughout Uganda and abroad.