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News Ethiopia Religion: 1,700-year-old Christian church uncovered in Ethiopia sheds new light on spread of Christianity

Published on: Monday 30 December 2019
1,700-year-old Christian church uncovered in Ethiopia sheds new light on spread of Christianity
News source: https://www.christianpost.com/news/1700-year-old-christian-church-uncovered-in-ethiopia-sheds-new-light-on-spread-of-christianity.html

According to the Smithsonian, the discovery of the church and its contents “confirm Ethiopian tradition that Christianity arrived at an early date in an area nearly 3,000 miles from Rome.” “The find ...

News Ethiopia Religion: Ethiopian Muslims protest after several mosques burned

Published on: Tuesday 24 December 2019
Ethiopian Muslims protest after several mosques burned
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/ethiopian-muslims-protest-mosques-burned-191224141944689.html

Many communities across Ethiopia have seen demonstrations including the capital, Addis Ababa. While ethnic violence has been a persistent problem under Abiy, recent unrest appears to have been at ...

News Ethiopia Religion: Ethiopia PM Abiy denounces religious strife after mosque attacks

Published on: Saturday 21 December 2019
Ethiopia PM Abiy denounces religious strife after mosque attacks
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/ethiopia-pm-abiy-denounces-religious-strife-mosque-attacks-174614422.html

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday condemned religious violence following attacks on multiple mosques in the Amhara region, the latest unrest targeting religious institutions. State-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported Saturday a number of mosques had been attacked and that &

News Ethiopia Religion: Ethiopia: Self-Appointed Custodian in Netherlands Returns Priceless Ethiopian Crown

Published on: Friday 04 October 2019
Ethiopia: Self-Appointed Custodian in Netherlands Returns Priceless Ethiopian Crown
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201910040422.html

After more than two decades of keeping it hidden in his Netherlands home, Dutch-Ethiopian national Sirak Asfaw has revealed an 18th century Ethiopian crown. He came forward in an effort to have it repatriated to his home country now that it is under a progressive regime.

News Ethiopia Religion: 'Priceless' Ethiopian crown set to return home after 21 years hidden in a Rotterdam flat

Published on: Wednesday 02 October 2019
'Priceless' Ethiopian crown set to return home after 21 years hidden in a Rotterdam flat
News source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/02/priceless-ethiopian-crown-set-return-home-21-years-hidden-rotterdam/

“I knew if I gave it back, it would just disappear again”, he told AFP. One of Ethiopia's most important religious artefacts, the crown is one of only 20 created and is one of the most valuable of ...

News Ethiopia Religion: Protecting devotion from cholera in pilgrimage sites in Ethiopia

Published on: Wednesday 28 August 2019
Protecting devotion from cholera in pilgrimage sites in Ethiopia
News source: https://www.africanews.com/2019/08/28/protecting-devotion-from-cholera-in-pilgrimage-sites-in-ethiopia/

Dr Aggrey Bategereza, WHO Representative a.i. for Ethiopia, emphasized the importance of joint efforts in preventing the spread of cholera. “This collaborative work in addressing prevention during ...

News Ethiopia Religion: Ethiopian-Israeli filmmaker shines the camera on life her community left behind

Published on: Thursday 08 August 2019
Ethiopian-Israeli filmmaker shines the camera on life her community left behind
News source: https://www.timesofisrael.com/ethiopian-israeli-filmmaker-shines-the-camera-on-life-her-community-left-behind/

“Many of the youth, regardless of religious identity, left Ethiopia because of that [reason],” Adugna added. While Adugna never personally witnessed a roundup, “you heard [about] it everywhere,” he ...

News Ethiopia Religion: Ethiopia needs a new rallying point instead of recycling its painful past

Published on: Monday 12 August 2019
Ethiopia needs a new rallying point instead of recycling its painful past
News source: http://theconversation.com/ethiopia-needs-a-new-rallying-point-instead-of-recycling-its-painful-past-121531

Ultimately, the social tool that religious intellectuals deployed to avoid existential crisis became an opportunity that could help to reconfigure the Ethiopian union. But it proved to be a missed ...

News Ethiopia Religion: ‘Red Sea Diving Resort’ dramatizes Israel’s daring rescue of Ethiopian Jews

Published on: Friday 09 August 2019
‘Red Sea Diving Resort’ dramatizes Israel’s daring rescue of Ethiopian Jews
News source: https://religionnews.com/2019/08/09/red-sea-diving-resort-dramatizes-israels-daring-rescue-of-ethiopian-jews/

“Ethiopian Jews started this whole thing ... you are then able to see their differences in beliefs, culture, and religion. The biggest mistake that Europeans made when they began to conquer ...

News Ethiopia Religion: Earliest evidence of high-altitude living found in Ethiopia

Published on: Friday 09 August 2019
Earliest evidence of high-altitude living found in Ethiopia
News source: https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2019/08/09/Earliest-evidence-of-high-altitude-living-found-in-Ethiopia/9561565318908/

Scientists found the rock shelter in Ethiopia's Bale Mountains ... RELATED Early hunter-gatherer ate entire venomous snake, possibly for religious reasons But while early hunter gatherers began ...

News Ethiopia Religion: Child marriage and psychological well-being in Niger and Ethiopia

Published on: Wednesday 31 July 2019
Child marriage and psychological well-being in Niger and Ethiopia
News source: https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-019-7314-z

Despite an understanding of the circumstances of child marriage, including how it limits agency and erodes childhood support systems, not much is known about the relationship between child marriage and mental health of child brides, especially in the sub-Saharan African context. To address this gap, we use large-scale population-based data from ever-married women aged 18–45 in Niger (n = 2764) and Ethiopia (n = 4149) to examine the association of child marriage with overall psychological well-being and its sub-domains: depression, anxiety, positive well-being, vitality, self-control and general health. We complement this with qualitative data from Ethiopia to further contextualize the psychological well-being of child brides. Multivariate linear regressions were conducted to estimate the association between child marriage and overall psychological well-being and its sub-domains. Thematic qualitative analysis was conducted to further understand the lives of child brides. Our regression analysis found significant negative associations between very early marriage (marriage at 15 years or earlier) and overall psychological well-being in both Niger and Ethiopia. With the exception of self-control, all sub-domains of psychological well-being – depression, anxiety, positive well-being, vitality and general health – were negatively associated with very early marriage. In addition, in the qualitative analysis, Ethiopian child brides reported suffering emotional distress and depression induced by the burden of handling marital responsibilities at an early age. The study highlights that even in settings where child marriage is normative, marrying very early is associated with negative outcomes. Further research is needed to understand the mechanisms that make those married during early adolescence particularly vulnerable to psychological distress, so that programs can address those vulnerabilities.

News Ethiopia Religion: A network of hidden churches could be Ethiopia’s most adventurous hiking trail

Published on: Tuesday 23 July 2019
A network of hidden churches could be Ethiopia’s most adventurous hiking trail
News source: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/travel/a-network-of-hidden-churches-could-be-ethiopias-most-adventurous-hiking-trail-939083.html

(Renato Granieri/PA) Famous for its elaborate places of worship carved into the earth’s core, Lalibela, a small town in northern Ethiopia, is the heartland for religious festivals such as Genna, ...

News Ethiopia Religion: "I am a Nuer but Lived with Dinka brothers since Pinyodu in Ethiopia"

Published on: Tuesday 30 July 2019
"I am a Nuer but Lived with Dinka brothers since Pinyodu in Ethiopia"
News source: https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/dinka/en/audiotrack/i-am-nuer-lived-dinka-brothers-pinyodu-ethiopia

30th July is the day dedicated as South Sudanese martyr’s day.  South Sudanese mark this day in different ways across the world. Between 1987-90, a group of young boys were moved from their villages into various camps in Ethiopia. Michael Marnath Manyol was one of the lost boys and can tell the story of how some of his friends died while crossing the river Nile in 1980s. 

News Ethiopia Religion: How Mossad Brings Jews to Zion

Published on: Thursday 16 May 2019
News source: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/05/how_mossad_brings_jews_to_zion.html

Bring the Ethiopian Jewry to me." The Jews in Ethiopia suffered from famine, political and religious oppression, and violence and were under the suspicious eyes of neighbors willing to inform ...

News Ethiopia Religion: Abiy’s Reform Agenda: Gaining Momentum or Losing Steam?

Published on: Monday 13 May 2019
News source: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001325345/abiy-s-reform-agenda-gaining-momentum-or-losing-steam

Ethiopia was viewed as a ‘closed’ country ... while striking a balance in gender, ethnic and religious representation in government. SEE ALSO :The economic realities of outsourcing thinking Against ...

News Ethiopia Religion: Ethiopian women abroad give abuse survivors a new platform — and a new voice

Published on: Tuesday 07 May 2019
News source: https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-05-07/ethiopian-women-abroad-give-abuse-survivors-new-platform-and-new-voice

On the page, they discuss sensitive topics like dating outside the Ethiopian community, sex and nontraditional religions. They also talk about the status of women. For instance, on International Women ...