Bishop. Dr. D Zac Niringiye is a Senior Fellow in budding think tank - The Institute of Religion, Faith and Culture in Public Life (INTERFACE). A leading theologian and pastor in Africa, he is a civic-political activist in Uganda, involved in several civil society-led social justice and peace campaigns as a Citizens’ Manifesto Ambassador, an initiative under the Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform coordinated by the Uganda National NGO Forum.
He has previously served as a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) in the School of Law, Makerere University, where he was leading a project on Religion, Rights and Peace.
Bishop Zac retired from serving as Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Kampala in June 2012, a position he assumed after four years as Regional Director of the Church Mission Society’s work in Africa and 20 years of ministry among students in Uganda and all over English and Portuguese Speaking Africa, initially with the Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS) Uganda and then with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). His leadership role in these ministries and organizations has taken him to all the regions of Africa.
He holds a Physics degree (Honours) and a teaching Diploma from Makerere University; a Masters degree in Theology from Wheaton College, USA; and, a PhD in Theology and Mission History from Edinburgh University. He has recently published The Church: God’s Pilgrim People (The Langham Global Library, 2014) and his doctoral research The Church in the World: A Historical-Ecclesiological Study of the Church of Uganda with Particular Reference to Post-Independence Uganda, 1962-1992 (Langham Monographs, 2016)