Tag Archives: Christianity

Pilgrimage to Ethiopia’s 12th-century iconic churches

6 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jenna Belhumeur, Aljazeera
The 11 medieval churches hewn from solid, volcanic rock in the heart of Ethiopia were built on the orders of King Lalibela in the 12th century. Lalibela set out to construct a “New Jerusalem” in Africa after Muslims conquests halted Christian pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
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‘‘የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ በታሪኩ ገዥ እንጂ መሪ አግኝቶ አያውቅም’’ – ፕሮፌሰር በፍቃዱ ደግፌ [መነበብ ያለበት!]

28 Aug
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    ሕወሃት ኤርትራን በማስገንጠል አዲስ አበባ ላይ ለዘላለም ለመንገስ አስቦ ገና ከንጋቱ የፈጸመው ታሪካዊ ስህተትና ክህደት በኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ በኩል ተረጋሚ፡ ተአማኒነትና ተቀባይነት እንዳይኖረው አደረገ። በመሆኑም፡ ክዚያን ጊዜ ጀምሮ በየደረጃው ከኃይል ተጠቃሚነት በተጨማሪ ክአንድ ማምታት ወደ አንዱ ሲዘል ኖሮአል። ከዚያ በመቀጠል፡ የኢትዮጵያን ሕዝብ መብቶች በመርገጥ በስላም ብቻውን እንዳሻው ለመግዛት አስቦ እስራቱን፡ ግርፋቱንና ግድያውን በአገሪቱ አራቱም ማዕዘናት ተያያዘው።
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Ethiopian Christians & Moslems: In their unity for rights & democracy lies their strength (Part III)

23 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

Parts One & Two of Christians and Moslems Braving Together a Difficult Time to Help Ethiopia Survive discussed two important things.
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Christians and Moslems Braving Together a Difficult Time to Help Ethiopia Survive (Part II)

20 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

The first part of this article discussed how through the centuries Ethiopia succeeded to survive, safeguarding its independence and territorial integrity. The article drew inspiration, among others, from The Survival of Ethiopian Independence (1983), authored by Prof. Sven Rubenson, an academic who has lived all his life as a student of Ethiopian history.
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Christians and Moslems Braving Together a Difficult Time to Help Ethiopia Survive

16 Jan

Keffyalew Gebremedhin

Part I

If a single person is to be credited for successfully articulating to Ethiopians themselves and the rest of the world what underlay the survival of Ethiopian independence throughout its history, the name Sven Rubenson, a formeer lecturer and once my teacher at the Haile Selassie I University (HSIU), later renamed Addis Abeba University (AAU), should crown the list.
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Churches become targets of attacks in Kenya & Nigeria: regression into barbarism should not be allowed to define our time and our age!

29 Apr


Today, the BBC reported one person killed and 10 wounded with “suspected grenade attack” that targeted the God House of Miracle Church, in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.

Similarly, it is also reported that 15 people have been killed in a gun and bomb attack around Bayero University campus in the northern city of Kano in Nigeria, where Christian worshippers were holding a service.
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AU stands on slippery path on recognition of Libya’s TNC

29 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

The UN wants to be everything to its influential members and main financiers on Libya. To others, it shows smiles that do not seem to help it now. Of late, the fact that regional organizations are increasingly becoming afterthoughts is a problem in its own right, as we see it at this very moment. I think Ivory Coast a few months ago and Libya now demonstrate that the cooperation agreement between the UN and the African Union (AU) has totally collapsed and is in serious need of repairs.
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