# A society free from social injustice
Catholic Workers Movement Uganda
CWM was started in 1995 with support from Werner reiter and some active members of the Diocese of Regensburg in Germany. It was first introduced in the Diocese of Masaka, Kampala, Kiyinda Mityana, Jinja, and Hoima. Each Diocese had different partners in Germany and the relationship was at a diocesan level between Uganda and Germany. In 2008, we had our first Delegates Assembly and the first ever National Executive committee was held. In 2009 Ernst Bodenmueller came for the first time as an expert from Germany to give technical, administrative, and management support.
Working on Catholic Face –Spirituality
A Catholic Worker Full of Faith to sustain himself /herself as well as upholding the Church and community at large.
CWM-Uganda is organized over the administrative structures of the Dioceses
This means each Diocese has an Executive Committee (DEXCO), which leads all the CWM activities in that area. Furthermore, the DEXCO builds in each interested parish at least one Base Group, in which the CWM Members of the parish can come and work together.
CWM started in Masaka Diocese in 1995. This was after protracted talks, discussions and contacts of the then Bishop of Masaka Diocese Rt. Rev. Adrian K. Ddungu (RIP) with friends of the Diocese in Germany. Finally, Mr. Werner Reiter and his wife Mrs. Agnes Reiter visited Uganda (Masaka) to introduce and establish the Movement. For this Parishes were identified as pilot Parishes and after an introduction seminar, CWM “was born” in Uganda (Masaka) in 1995. The movement was warmly welcomed in the Diocese by both the Laity and the Clergy. This gave an impetus to the Bishop to invite again Mr. & Mrs. Reiter to make a follow up visit and to extend its services to other Parishes. Therefore, in 1997 CWM started in 42 Parishes in Masaka Diocese nearly covering the whole Diocese and the first General Assembly was held for elected the Executive Committee. Read More …
In our work as CWM, we are also supporting and founding different Projects all over Uganda, to improve the livelihoods of our members and people close to them. For that we differ between: CWM-Projects, which are group or individual Projects of CWM- Members and are used to increase their income. E.g. Piggery-, Farming-, or Crafting-Projects. Supported-Projects, which are in the most cases from outstanding people and are helped by CWM. E.g. Hospitals, Schools, or Kindergartens.