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The ELCT Karagwe Diocesan symbol consists of two figures namely, a dove and the cross. The dove signifies ‘peace’ but at the same time symbolizes the descending of the Holy Spirit upon the cross.
In 1979, the first synod assembly of the newly formed Karagwe Diocese accepted these two symbols as a way showing the work of the Holy Spirit that brings peace through the cross.
Even though, the cross signifies violence in most cultures, but through that experience, the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ avails salvation to humankind and the whole world. It is through and by the help of the Holy Spirit that we are able to understand what actually happened on the cross.
This symbol was engraved upon the legalia/insiginias of the KAD-bishop such as on the mitre, on the ring, on the official stamp, and on the crosier/staff.
The Church of Sweden Mission engraved these first insignia and participated in the consecration service that instituted them.