Confronting the Triple Threat in Ethiopia: The Role of Faith-Based Reconciliation in the Conflict and Protest Against Land Grab in Oromia and Amhara Regions

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017, 3:45 pm

A roundtable will highlight the impact of Land Grab on major populations and communities in Ethiopia, and discuss the reconciliation efforts of faith based communities ̶ Christian, Muslim, and Traditional Oromo Spiritual Values with a strong Creation Care practices ̶ in light of militarized government response to non-violent protests against Land Grab in Oromia and Amnhara Regions of Ethiopia. It will explore new strategies for moving the parties and the reconciliation process forward.


Rev. Etafa Gobena, Former President of Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus; Dr. Ezekiel Gebissa, Kettering University, Rev. Dr. Gemechu Olana, United Oromo Evangelical Churches Advocacy Commission; Sheik Abdurhim A Doyo, Towhid Islamic Center, St. Paul MN

Moderator: Bonnie Holcomb, Anthropologist of the Oromo in Ethiopia and Diaspora


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