Posts Tagged ‘Ethiopia’

Ethiopia swept by a wave of hate against LGBTQ+ people

Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

Videos showing men dancing together triggers a surge of hatred, reflecting Ethiopian society’s rejection of LGBTQ+ people. Faced with this hostility, the LGBTQ+ community organises to support and defend itself. “These people are corrupting our children… I would prefer my brother be killed than to dance with men.” Like the young woman making these comments, Read more

Food suspension in Ethiopia neither humane nor moral

Thursday, July 13th, 2023

Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Church’s leading humanitarian organisation, is pleading for International Development (USAID) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to immediately reinstate crucial food aid for Ethiopia. The aid was halted on 30 March 2023 in the Tigray region following the discovery of “widespread and systemic” diversion of substantial food supplies intended for the Read more

Pope calls for dialogue between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over Nile dam

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Pope Francis called for dialogue between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Saturday, urging them not to let a dispute over a dam on the Nile lead to conflict. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is being built some 15 km (9 miles) from Ethiopia’s border with Sudan, has become a major source of discord between Read more

Wellington’s Ethiopian community finally gets own priest

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

It has been 15 years in the making, but Wellington’s Ethiopian community finally has their own priest. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church plays a huge role in the country’s culture and until now services could only be held when a priest from Christchurch and Auckland could visit. To celebrate their new priest arriving from Ethiopia, the Read more

Community of Sant’Egidio given formal protection

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Inter-religious dialogue, aid for migrants and refugees and the protection of minority Christian communities are included in a formal agreement between the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Community of Sant’Egidio. The Community, which is a Catholic charity, has been helping the poor in many countries since the 1970s. The accord with the French ministry Read more

New cardinal hopes reform will see Vatican speak for voiceless

Friday, February 13th, 2015

One of Pope Francis’s new cardinals hopes reform of the Roman Curia will see the Vatican becoming “the voice for the voiceless”. Cardinal-designate Berhaneyesus Souraphiel from Ethiopia said the Catholic Church is a great institution with presence around the world. He voiced particular concern about people in East Africa who are being displaced from their homes Read more

Brooke Fraser and Ethiopia

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Brooke Fraser is about to get down and dirty in Ethiopia for a cause close to her heart. The Kiwi songwriter, who this week completes a Flags-raising tour of Europe, will return to Africa to visit as many of the Charity Water birthday-funded (she raised US$65,000) projects as possible. ”I recently received a satellite image Read more

Caritas launches appeal to help drought-hit Ethiopians

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Caritas is appealing for EUR 1,489,048 (US $2,149,143 million) to help Ethiopia during its most severe drought in 60 years. Four and a half million people in the country are in need of immediate food aid. Crops have failed, livestock have died, and water sources both for drinking and irrigation have dried up.