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ኢትዮጵያዊቷ የ29 ዓመት እናት በለንደኑ እሳት ሕይወቷን ማጣቷ ሲነገር፡ አረንጓዴ፣ ቢጫና ቀይ የማርያም መቀነት በህንፃው ላይ ወርዶ ይታይ ነበር

Posted by addisethiopia on July 13, 2017

ብርክቲ ሃፍቶም ትባላልች፤ እግዚአብሔር ነፍስሽን ይማርልሽ፤ እናትዬ!!!

Grenfell Tower Fire Victim Named As 29-Year-Old Mother Berkti Haftom

Her family issued a statement which said: “Berkti was a generous, caring, loving mother, partner, sister, aunty and friend and she will be missed by us all forever.”

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To Be Black And Orthodox: Part Of My Story

Posted by addisethiopia on July 12, 2017

I have a friend who is considering becoming an Orthodox Christian. She is African-American and is concerned that by joining the Orthodox Church that she would be turning her back on black culture. While she likes everything about the ancient faith, she notices the lack of Negro spirituals and the preaching style of the church we grew up in. Also, except for me, I am the only native black American in the parish. While she is used to being the only black in some circles in her upbringing, that she would be a little more comfortable making the same plunge that I did if she saw more of us in the same pool. How is it possible to maintain a strong black identity in this white church?

As I have written in a previous article, the Orthodox Church is the white church that is not. Much of its spirituality comes from the teachings of the Desert Fathers of the Nile Valley. It is not uncommon for Eastern European monks and nuns to trace their ascetic practices back to St. Anthony of Egypt or St. Moses of Ethiopia. St. Athanasius, who was described by his rivals as a black dwarf, is the acknowledged hero of the First Ecumenical Council which underlined the true doctrine of the pre-existence of Jesus Christ. This saint would go on to be Bishop of Alexandria and all Africa and compile the books of the New Testament in 367 AD and the New Testament was officially canonized in a conference in Carthage 30 years later. Almost no White Anglo-Saxon Protestant church in this country would admit to such things. What saddens me is that very few, if any, African-American Protestant churches teach these things on a regular basis.

Also, the whites from Eastern Europe had nothing to do with the chattel slavery of our ancestors nor established the Jim Crow laws. Greeks and Serbs were slaves to the Ottoman Turks up until the early 1800’s. Russian monks defended the humanity and rights of Native Alaskans and helped push for the liberation of serfs (semi-slaves) in their own nation. Arabs, Lebanese, and Syrians do not consider themselves to be white. As for the Egyptians and Ethiopians, they certainly aren’t white. Thus, for a black American to become an Orthodox Christian is to join a universal body of believers that are not defined by Thomas Jefferson’s assumed white supremacy and Finis Dake’s Biblical misinterpretations of black “inferiority.”

Being an Orthodox Christian, I see myself as transcending America’s ignorant defining wall of race and embracing the ancient sense of being both black and Christian. In my icon corner, I have Cyprian of Carthage, Moses the Ethiopian, John the Dwarf and other heralded saints of Africa. As well, I have a dark skinned Theotokos and Christ that was written in the Slavic tradition and the Kursk-Root Icon of the Theotokos which is one of the holiest images of the Russian Orthodox Church. The pale skinned Christ Pantocrator at the top of my corner is the 6th century icon from Africa’s Sinai Peninsula. But, there is an Ethiopian icon of the Nativity beside it. I reject the American tradition of iconoclasm as it lends itself to white supremacy. I fully embrace the Orthodox tradition of iconography as ours is the faith of all peoples from the very beginning. Of course, my Baptist upbringing is against “graven images” on biblical grounds. But, Orthodoxy Christianity also uses the bible to support the use of these “windows into heaven.” And the very first Orthodox Church I attended, St. Cyprian of Carthage in Richmond, I saw full sized icons of black saints and saw “white” people going up to, bowing before, and kissing them. Who’s interpretation should I trust; that of the ones who defended legal segregation and still maintains it by custom? Or, the multi-racial church leaders who came together in the eighth century who defined the proper place and use of holy images in the life of the Christian who knew no reason for skin color prejudice?

Being Orthodox, I am opposing the American Protestantism which ignores the history and wisdom of the African saints. Why should I not pray the words of St. Macarius the Great when Serbian school children have them in their prayer books? Why should I not seek guidance in the wisdom of St. Pachomius when Russian monks in West Virginia embrace the very lifestyle he taught? Oh don’t get me wrong; I honor my mother and father, rely on the strength of Harriet Tubman and David Walker, enjoy traditional black spiritual music, and have nothing against the Black Lives Matter fight against police brutality. But, any faith that teaches me that the African Saints don’t matter is a faith that does not teach black people the fullness of who they are in the eyes of God. The Orthodox maintain this Christian fullness with that of other holy men and women from Europe and the Near East. Fathers Seraphim Rose and Alexander Schmemann (two pillars of the Orthodox Church in the United States) frequently referred back to desert fathers in the formation of Christian worship and spiritual discipline as well as the monks of Mt. Athos or Valaam Monastery. Even in those hallowed places of contemplation, the African saints are highly revered. I see no reason why I shouldn’t follow suit.

Do I miss the form and style of African-American preaching? Sometimes I do. But, style without substance and sincerity is wasted. You take Dr. CAW Clarke, one of the greatest black preachers from back in the day. That man could “whoop” a sermon from the invocation to the benediction. But, his style was born out of the intense suffering of our people during the Jim Crow era that he lived in. Clark didn’t just “whoop,” but gave a lot of spiritual truth to his listeners. Too many preachers try to imitate his style not because of shared suffering, but out of the idea giving people what they like to hear. The same is true with the delivery style of Gardner C. Taylor (my biggest preaching influence). His slow and deliberate rise to a rousing crescendo of a shout was a reflection of the pain we suffer in this world rising to the hope and victory in the life of Christ. He did this with a theological mind second to none. While racism is still alive and well in this country, most black Christians have little or no idea what it is to have suffered like our parents and grandparents. We have lost the sense of humble suffering and reliance on God that they had as we are often too quick to protest the very slightest insult against us. Thank God the days of Jim Crow are (well, mostly) gone. But, without the sense of humble suffering and reliance on God for deliverance from this world and personal sin, our best Clarke and Gardner styles are mere mockeries.

Sadder still is the fact that so many black preachers today aren’t even trying to emulate these classic ministers. Way too often, modern preaching is dictated by whatever seems popular on “Christian” television. The mannerisms and styles of whatever preacher is amassing a great number of followers and generating the largest income is the patter that is being pedaled as “anointed preaching.” There is a great reliance on “Christianized” secular slogans to excite people to a point that some of the same things heard in a Friday or Saturday night dance club can be heard in a Sunday Morning sermon. “Turn around three times and give a ‘high five’ to your neighbor.” “Ain’t no party like a Holy Ghost party ’cause a Holy Ghost party don’t stop.” If the old mothers of the Baptist church I grew up in could rise from the grave and hear this sort of preaching, a lot of ministers would be getting whippings!

The same is true for black religious music. Our slave ancestors didn’t have the luxury of pianos. They clapped, stomped, and perhaps played a drum. The songs they made came out of a faith born in struggle with both the outer demons that oppressed them and the inner demons of sin. During segregation, that same sense of music made in a faith born out of struggle carried over on pianos and in some cases, other instruments (at least one branch of black Pentecostalism had horns). Contemporary Gospel, like that in white American Christian circles, is nothing more than a Christian label thrown on the secular music forms. What is heard on a Rhythm & Blues radio station is no different than the Gospel station. Some of the “liturgical dance” performed even in the morning worship in some churches is the same as seen in dance clubs. Instead of the church being a thermostat of Godly change in the souls of black Christians, it is too often a thermometer going along with whatever is going on for the sake of being “relevant” and keeping young folk in the church. Sadly enough, one of the reasons why youth and young adults leave and aren’t very active in the church (black or white) is that secular music and dance is a lot more professionally done and done with more talent than the entertainment that is in church.

I recognize the best of my African-American Christian heritage. Among my treasured icons of the saints are photos of people who contributed greatly to my spiritual development. My cousin Oppielee, Deacon Louise Kersey, was known for her godly wisdom and love for others. Alex and Zechariah Jones were uncles I never knew but were known as no-nonsense deacons at St. John’s Baptist Church. Deacon H. L. Mays was my shop teacher and a well-loved example of Christian manhood. My mentor in ministry and grandfather in law, Rev. Carter Wicks, took my narrow behind under his wing when it came to being a preacher and pastor. I am ever mindful of the road they paved for and the legacy they left me as I pray before them and the other icons every morning and evening. I kept the name I was given at birth when I was Chrismated into the Church out of respect for the two men whose legacy I will carry unto death. My Uncle John R. Thompson was a United States Marine when blacks weren’t supposed to be good enough to be Marines. After serving our nation in WWII, Johnny was known as a giving man who extended a hand of friendship to anyone who needed one. My father, John Robert, Sr., quietly broke color barriers as his aptitude test scores for AT&T technical trainees were among the highest in his entry class. Today, he is one of the most respected deacons in King William County for his wisdom and community service. I wasn’t asked to change my upbringing to become an Orthodox Christian. I didn’t.

But, my father also taught me not to follow what everyone else was doing for the sake of being like everyone else. So, I stand on his shoulders and those of Uncle Johnny. I am rooted in the faith of Dr. Clarke and Deacon Oppeliee. But, I have taken my African-American identity to the table where Moses the Black speaks with John Chrysostom. I stand with Ephrem the Syrian and Cyprian of Carthage. I take from the chalice of Ireland’s Patrick and Egypt’s Mary. Just as Malcolm X urged black Americans to look beyond the struggle of national Civil Rights and bring our struggles into the realm of worldwide human rights, I have brought my faith to the older and broader Church. I pray my friend will see this and, in God’s time and way, come home to Orthodoxy. I pray others will do likewise.

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French President Macron: “Africans Are Uncivilized Savages Who Breed Like Rabbits”

Posted by addisethiopia on July 10, 2017

My Note: Says the Antichrist leader of the French colonial empire. Is he saying that the French weren’t civilized enough to civilize Francophonic Africans they ruled over for 100 years?

This is the same guy who wanted more Muslim migrants. Imagine Macron saying,

The challenge of the Muslim world is completely different, it is much deeper. It is civilizational problems which might be related to women having “7 or 8” inbreed kids.

Of course, Paris would be burning for the 3 months. Africans are fair game, all sides could say and do whatever they want towards Africans. Violence rules, right!

By the way, why does “La Gran Nación”almost always elect dwarfs? Napoleon, Sarkozy, Hollande Macron are all the shortest of all the leaders around them. LOL!

French president Emmanuel Macron angered fans with his weekend speech at the G20 Summit that suggested Africa has “civilizational” problems which might be related to women having “7 or 8” kids.

The full quote shows that the comment about “7 or 8” kids was just one of many “challenges” Macron attributes to Africa.

The challenge of Africa is completely different, it is much deeper. It is civilizational today,

Macron said, according to one English translation.

Failing states, complex democratic transitions, the demographic transition…One of the essential challenges of Africa…one of the eight countries, that today has seven or eight children born to each woman.”

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Eritrean Refugee: “It’s Better to Die in the Sea Than to Stay in Libya”

Posted by addisethiopia on July 10, 2017

Migrants Are Being Sold At Open Slave Markets In Libya

  • It is better to die than stay in Libya:’ Libya’s Slave Markets Remind Us of Flaws in EU Migration Plans
  • Migrants from West Africa are being openly traded in “public slave markets” across Libya.

I was horrified when I read the International Organization for Migration (IOM) report last week on sub-Saharan Africans being sold and bought in open markets in Libya—but I was not surprised.

During a recent visit to Italy, I spoke with dozens of men and women from East and West Africa who recently arrived in Sicily from Libya. They recounted extreme acts of cruelty at the hands of human smugglers, members of the Libyan coastguard, state-run detention center workers and locals.

I was sold twice,” a young man from Guinea told me on the tiny island of Lampedusa, just days after he arrived by boat from Libya. “I was sold to an Arab man who forced me to work and told me to call my family so they would send money. He sold me to another Arab man who forced me to work for him, too.” The young man was only able to leave once his family sent enough money to free him.

Read more: African migrants smuggled into Libya are being sold at ‘modern-day slave markets’

The slave trade affects women, too. A young woman from Nigeria told me: “As a female, you can’t walk alone in the street. Even if they don’t shoot you, [if] you’re black, they’ll just take you and sell you.” One man, also from Guinea, said that women are more expensive to buy than men.

Women also face shocking levels of sexual abuse. A United Nations official told me that of the migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, “almost every woman” has been sexually abused.

In this context, it is astounding that the European Union is working hard to keep people off its shores, even if it means leaving them in Libya. As outlined in a declaration in Malta in February, EU heads of state have promised to train and equip the Libyan coastguard and are hoping to “ensure [there are] adequate reception capacities and conditions in Libya for migrants.”

With summer weather approaching—bringing better conditions for crossing the Mediterranean—the EU and its member states are working with a sense of urgency that is palpable.

Training the Libyan coastguard is a welcome move if it contributes to saving lives and treating those rescued with humanity and respect. But the question of what happens after they are rescued is key: People are currently taken to detention centers where they are held in inhuman conditions.

Describing such centers, asylum seekers and migrants told me they had been beaten and forced to ask their relatives for money, that sometimes those who could not pay were shot, and that they were hardly fed at all. In addition, the collusion between smugglers and people running some detention centres is no secret.

Absent from the EU plan is what happens to people who fled their homes because of violence or persecution. Many of those arriving in Italy via Libya are in this category, among them Eritreans, Somalis, Sudanese, and people fleeing other countries because it is unsafe for them, often because of their political activities or sexual orientation.

The EU is focused on increasing the number of people returning from Libya to their country of origin, but there does not seem to be any consideration for those who cannot do so safely.

Despite the ongoing chaos and violence in Libya there is an absence—with very few exceptions—of international staff, including those from the EU, the U.N., and humanitarian organizations on the ground. As such, the idea that the situation for migrants and asylum seekers will dramatically improve in the coming months is utterly unrealistic.

One Eritrean man told me that “it’s better to die in the sea than to stay in Libya.” Smugglers had chained him to the ground by the ankles for three days when he was unable to pay the money they demanded. It is little surprise that for people like him, risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean seems like the only option.

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Islam’s Never-Ending Wars in Africa

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Justin Trudeau | The Antichrist of the Week

Posted by addisethiopia on July 10, 2017

Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.” [1 John 2:18]

Just like Europe which is driving out its indigenous Christians and Jews, Canada too is exterminating its aboriginal peoples (Indian tribes) to replace them with Muslims.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau brought more than 30,000 refugees to Canada over the last year and half , mostly refugees from Syria.

Most of those refugees were Muslims, some reports say 99 percent of refugees that came to Canada were Muslim. Why didn’t Trudeau bring Christian or Jewish refugees to Canada who fled rape, beatings and many more sufferings in Muslim countries? Trudeau seems to hate Christians, he says: “Christians are the worst part of Canadian society.

Canada – the second largest country in the world after Russia – with the population of only 35 million people could potentially be home to 100 million Arab Muslims in the next 10 years or so — making it the first Western caliphate – according to the plan of the Antichrist. Will the Arabs survive the Canadian cold?

UNBELIEVABLE! The following two stories will blow your mind:

Blinded Vet Blasts Canada’s $10m Payout to Gitmo Thug

Ten million dollars is apparently nothing to a free spending socialist like Justin Trudeau, but it’s pretty clear his sneaky little payoff to a Guantanamo-jailed terrorist, Omar Khadr, isn’t going over well with the U.S. veteran he blinded.

According to the Daily Caller:

The wounded warrior who was blinded by Omar Khadr’s grenade attack that killed Sgt. Chris Speer says Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau should be charged with treason.

In an interview with the Toronto Sun on Saturday, Layne Morris says Trudeau’s decision to reward the former al-Qaida terrorist with a formal apology and $10.5 million cash settlement feels “like a punch in the face.”

I don’t see this as anything but treason,” said Morris. “It’s something a traitor would do. As far as I am concerned, Prime Minister Trudeau should be charged.”

Morris is also angry that Trudeau delivered the “compensation” money to Khadr in secret so that the settlement would be unknown to any U.S. court.

Paying anything to a sworn terrorist who killed our men and who will use his taxpayer winnings to kill us again, is a sign of pure insanity in the West. Was there a war on, or was there a legal dispute about terrorists’ rights to take down the Twin Towers in 2001? Why are any of these people getting money? The sneakiness of the maneuver defies the imagination showing that people of Trudeau’s ilk care so much about terrorists’ feelings they are willing to pay billions from other people’s money to succor them even as veterans go neglected. Yet they are just canny enough to know that the public won’t stomach it – the public they have such contempt for – and do it in secret.

It goes to show how far gone the left is when it comes to matters of war and peace. To them, there is no such thing as war, there are only lawsuits to be litigated. This explains why these people can never be trusted with the powers that go with war. They will just find a way to pay off the enemy.

It’s time to fix this problem from the stateside fast.

Canada Is Now Fining Its Citizens For Offending People Of The Islamic Faith

John Alabi, 53, is a Christian and a landlord who lives in the Toronto area and is being ordered to pay a fine of $12,000 by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal because he failed to remove his shoes when he entered the apartment he was renting to a Muslim couple.

His crime? Religious discrimination, according to the tribunal.

The tenants were planning to move out of his rental home, and he says he gave the couple the required 24-hours notice that he would be showing the apartment to another tenant.

They told him not to come while they were praying, and to text first. He agreed. But when they stopped answering his text messages, he showed the apartment.

The Muslim tenants waited eight months before filing their grievance with the human rights tribunal, where they receive free representation, the Toronto Sun reported. The couple even searched his Facebook page and found a joke they considered offensive and used to bolster their case. The tribunal agreed he harassed them and failed in his duty to accommodate their religious needs – and awarded them $6,000 each – plus interest.

Alabi says he does not have the money to pay the fine and doesn’t know what he’s going to do.

What about my rights?” asks the father of three, who has since sold the house. “What about my rights to show my place so I could rent it and put food on the table for my family?”

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Church Attendance Is Good For Your Health

Posted by addisethiopia on July 10, 2017

The latest in a long line of studies, now numbering in the hundreds if not thousands, has found that church attendance is good for your health.

Published by researchers from Vanderbilt University, the study found that middle-aged adults who attended religious services at least once in the past year were half as likely to die prematurely as those who didn’t.

Using data from a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the study’s researchers examined 10 biological stress markers among 5,449 men and women aged 46 to 65. Then they compared those markers with respondents’ self-reported religious-service attendance — and found a correlation between religious-service attendance, lower stress, and longevity.

The study, released in May, is one more piece of mounting scientific evidence on the subject. A far larger study published last year, of 74,534 women, found that attending a religious service more than once a week was associated with 33 percent lower mortality compared to never attending religious services.

A documentary probing findings similar to these — released just recently — is airing on many PBS stations this weekend. But even as the studies pile up and the literature appears close to conclusive, many questions about the association between religious-service attendance and health remain unanswered.

For one, people attend religious services for all kinds of reasons. So what is it about faith-focused services that might impart better health? The prayers? The social connections? The coffee and cookies afterward?

If, as so much evidence suggests, religious attendance is correlated with positive health outcomes, does that mean doctors should prescribe a weekly service to their patients?

“Religion is incredibly complex,” said Neal Krause, a retired professor of public health at the University of Michigan who is the lead investigator in a landmark spirituality and health survey. “To say, ‘Church attendance is good for your health’ does everything and nothing at the same time. The question is, ‘What exactly is going on here?'”

But some studies at the intersection of religion and health might help clinicians do a better job of caring for patients.

For example, studies have shown that chaplain visits in hospital settings are associated with better health outcomes. This stands to reason, say researchers; when patients’ spiritual needs are met, they are more satisfied with their overall care. Another study suggested patients that take advantage of chaplain visits are more peaceful and feel more in control of their health.

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ግእዝ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥም ሆነ ሌላ አገር ሐይማኖታዊ/ መንፈሳዊ ቋንቋ ነው። የዓለም ህዝብ ተቀብሎታል፤ ከኢትዮጵያውያን በስተቀር”

Posted by addisethiopia on July 7, 2017

ዛሬ: ..አ: 07/07/2017 ነው። ምስሉ ኩራታችን የሆነው አየር መንገዳችን ቦይንግ 777 ን ሲያበር ያሳያል።

በእግዚአብሔር አምላካችን ዘንድ አንድ ሐቅ ነው ያለችው፤ ወደድንም ጠላንም፡ አንድ ሐቅ ብቻ! ግዜ በእጃችን አይደለም ያለው፤ ለእኛ የተባለውን ነገር ሁሉ፣ የተሰጠነን ህልውና፣ የተረከብነውን ቅዱስ መንፈስ በመጠቀም ዛሬውኑ፣ አሁኑኑ ነው በሥራ ላይ ማወል የሚገባን። “ቆዩ፤ አሁን ሁኔታው አይፈቅድም ቀስ እንበል!„ እያሉ ከመቀመጫቸው መነሳት የማይሹትን አታላዮችና ሌላውንም እንዲያንቀላፋ የሚያደርጉት፣ በሌላው ላይ ብቻ ሳይሆን በራሳቸውም ላይ ነው ከባድ መዘዝ በማምጣት ላይ የሚገኙት። የራሳቸውን ቆሻሻ የቤት ሥራ ለመጪው ትውልድ አሳልፎ በመተው፡ በአሁኖቹ ህፃናት ላይ ሊሰረዝ የማይችሉ በደልና ኃጢአት ነው የሚፈጽሙት።

“ኢትዮጵያ አገራችን ተከባልች፣ ጠላቶቿ እራሳቸው በዘረጉት የጊዜ ጎዳና ላይ በመጓዝ አመቺ የሚሆነላቸውን አጋጣሚ በመጠበቅ ላይ ናቸው!፡” እያልኩ ላለፉት 15 ዓመታት ባቅሜ ያለማቋረጥ እጠቁም ዘንድ እግዚአብሔር ይገፋፋኝ ነበር። ሉሲፈራውያኑ ችግኞቻቸውን በየአገራቱ ተክለዋል፣ በተለይ በአገራችን፤ የክርስቶስንም ልጆች በግልጽ ለመዋጋት ቆርጠው ከተነሱ ውለው አድረዋል። ባሁኑ ሰዓትም ኢአማናያን ሰዶማውያኑን እና መሀመዳውያኑን እንደ መሳሪያ አድርገው በመጠቀም ላይ ይገኛሉ። አሁን ሁላችንም አካሄዳቸውን መከተል የምንችልበት ጊዜ ላይ ደርሰናል፤ ዓይን ያለው ፈጥኖ ይመልከት።

ባለፉት ጥቂት ወራት ብቻ ምን እንደሚሰሩ፡ ብሎም ማን እንደሆኑ ለመላው ዓለም በግልጽ ደፍረው ብዙውን ነገር እያሳዩን ነው። ካሳዩንም ሁኔታዎች መካከል የሚከተሉትን እንመልከት፤ ይህ ሁሉ ባጭር ጊዜ ውስጥ ነው የተከሰተው፦

  1. ታላቋ ብሪታኒያ ከአውሮፓው ህብረት ትወጣለች ብለው በፍጹም አልጠበቁም። brexitሬፈረንደም ውጤቱን ለመከለስ ያው እስካሁን በመታገል ላይ ናቸው

  2. የዶናልድ ትራምፕን ለፕሬዚደንትነት መብቃት ፈጽሞ አልጠበቁትም ነበር። ከተመረጡበት ቀን ጀምሮ በሳቸው እና ደጋፊዎቻቸው ላይ እየተካሄደ ያለው የጥቃት ዘመቻ በታሪክ ተወዳዳሪ አይኖረውም

  3. ኢትዮጵያውያን በአገር ቤትም በውጩም እርስበራሳቸው እንዲበጣበጡ፣ በህንድ ውቂያኖስ፣ በቀይ ባሕር፣ በሜዲተራንያን ባሕር፣ በቆሼበለንደን እና በካሌ ለሉሲፈር መስዋእት እንዲሆኑ ተደረጉ

  4. ዶክተር ቴዎድሮስ አድሃኖም የዓለም ጤና ድርጅት ስራ አስፈፃሚ ሆነው ተመረጡ። አንድ ኢትዮጵያዊ እንደዚህ ዓለማቀፋዊ ተጽዕኖ ማድረግ በሚችል ድርጅት ውስጥ “ሰርጎ” መግባቱ፣ ከኢትዮጵያዊነት አንፃር፡ እሰይ! ትልቅ ነገር ነው! ለአገራችን የሚበጅ ነው! የሚያሰኝ ነው። ከስልጣን፣ ከታዋቂነት እና ከንዋይ ኃብት የበለጠ፡ በተለይ ለኢትዮጵያውያን፡ ሌላ እጅግ ትልቅ ነገር አለ። ዶ/ር ቴዎድሮስ ኢትዮጵያን የሚጠቅም እና እግዚአብሔር አምላኳን የሚያስደስት ሥራ ለመሥራት ይበቃሉን? ወደፊት የምናየው ነው። ለማንኛውም እንጸልይላቸው።

  5. ሊሲፈራውያኑ በአሜሪካ የሠሩትን ዓይነት ስህተት ላለመስራት፣ በፈረንሳይ ሰዶማዊውን ማክሮንን ፕሬዚደንት ለማድረግ በቁ

  6. በአየርላንድም ሰዶማዊውን የህንድ ስደተኛ በጠቅላይ ምኒስቴርነት አስቀመጡ

  7. በጀርመንም አንድ ሳምንት ብቻ በፈጀው ያልተጠበቀ ስብሰባ የሰዶማውያን “ጋብቻ” ሕጋዊ እንዲሆን በጥድፊያ አጸደቁት። ይህን መሰሉን ጉዳይ ሕዝቡ በሬፈረንደም መወስን ነበረበት።

  8. በኢትዮጵያም መንፈሳዊውን ኢትዮጵያኛ የግእዝ/አማርኛ ቋንቋ ለማጥፋት እንዲሁ በተጣደፈ መልክ ምክር ቤቱ ህግ እንዲያጸድቀ ተደረገ። ይህን መሰሉን ጉዳይ ሕዝቡ በሬፈረንደም መወስን ነበረበት።

  9. G20 አገራቱ መሪዎች ስብሰባ ከመጀመሩ ከሁለት ቀናት በፊት የአፍሪቃው ህብረት መሪዎች በአዲስ አበባ ተሰባሰቡ

እነዚህ እና ሌሎች ተመሳሳይ ጉዳዮችም በዚህ የሀምበርጉ የመሪዎች ስብሰባ ላ በሪፖርት መልክ ለውይይት እንደሚቀርቡ የሚያጠራጥር አይደለም። በነገራችን ላይ፡ ሀምበርግ ከተማ በተቃዋሚ ኃይሎች ብጥብጥ እየታወከችና እየነደደች ነው! እሳት! እሳት! እሳት!

አፍሪቃ ዋና የመወያያ ርዕስ እንደሆነች ቀደም ሲል ተጠቁሟል። ብዙ የአፍሪቃ አገሮች መሪዎች በስብሰባው እንዲሳተፉ ቢደረግም፤ አፍሪቃን በዋናነት የሚወክሉት ግን ደቡብ አፍሪቃዊውና ባለ አራት ሚስቱ (ሰዶማዊ) ያዕቆብ ዙማ ናቸው።

የሳጥናኤል ጎል ኢትዮጵያ

በእኛ አቆጣጠር በ 2007 .ላይ ታታሪው ወንድማችን ፍስሐ ያዜ ካሳ ሳጥናኤል ጎል ኢትዮጵያ” የሚለውን ድንቅ መፅሐፍ ጽፎልናል።የዚህ መፅሐፍ ትኩረት ስለ አዲሱ የምድር መንግስት ምስረታ ብቻ ሳይሆን፤ የፍፃሜው ጦርነት ምን እንደሚመስል፣ኢትዮጵያም ከፍፃሜው ጦርነት ጋ በተያያዘ የተለየ ትኩረት እንደተደረገባት፣ ዘንዶውን በኒውክሌር እናግዛለን፤ እግዚአብሔርንና መላዕክቱንም እናሸንፋለን!ብለው የኃያላን አገራት መሪዎችና የቫቲካን ቤተክርስቲያን የሚዝቱበትና የሚዘጋጁበት፤ ጦርነቱም በዋናነት ኢትዮጵያ ላይ እንደሚሆን፤ጎላቸውም ኢትዮጵያ እንደሆነች ይገልፃል። የዓለማችን ታላላቅ የሚባሉ ገለባ አገራትና መሪዎች ከዚህ በኋላ ትልቁ የቤት ስራቸው ኢትዮጵያ ላይ እንደሆነ በማስረጃ እያስደገፈ ተንትኖታል፡፡

ለዛሬው የሚከተለውን ከመጽሐፉ ጠቅሼ አቅርቤዋለሁ፦

በቅርቡ አዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርስቲ የታሪክ ዲፓርትመንትን ሊዘጋ ነው ሲባል ሰማሁና በጣም ተገረምኩ። እንዴት? ታሪክ ከታጠፈ ጂኦግራፊም ቀረ ማለት ነው። እሱ ቀረ ማለት ደግሞ አገር አገርነቷ የሚታወቀው በምን ሊሆን ነው። እሱ ቀረ ማለት ደግሞ አገር አገርነቷ የሚታወቀው በምን ሊሆን ነው? ብዬ ራሴን ጠየቅሁ። የዲፓርትመንቱ ሃላፊዎች ለምን አደጋ እንዳንዣበበበት ሲጠየቁ “በዘርፉ የሚመረቁ ተእማሪዎች ስራ እያጡ ተቸገርን፣ 70/30 ፕሮግራም፣ ወዘተ…„ የሚል የናቴ መቀነት አደናቀፈኝ ዓይነት ምክንያት ሲሰጡ ሰማሁና ግርም እንዳለኝ ተውኩት። የታሪክ ትምህርትን ያጠፋች አገር ካለች ብየ ኢንተርኔት ላይ አጣራሁ። ይኖራል ብዬ ማሰቤ ራሱ የሚገርም ነው። የለም! ስራ ስላለ ስለሌለ ነው እንዴ ታሪክ ማወቅና መማር ማስተማር ያስፈለገው? ምን ማለት ይሆን? እያልኩ ሳይገባኝ አለሁ። ጭራሽ ኢትዮጵያ ታሪክን ማስቀረት? አሜሪካ እንኳ የሶስት መቶ ዓመት ታሪክ ይዛ ልዩ ትኩረት የሰጠችው ዲፓርትመንት ነው። ጭራሽ ኢትዮጵያ? ታሪክን ማስቀረት ማለት ምን ማለት መሰለህቀጣዩን ትውልድ አገርም ታሪክም ንብረትም ማንነትም ምንም ምንም የለህም ማለት ነው። መነሻም መድረሻም የሌላቸው ከንቱ ትውልዶች ናችሁ! ማለት ነው! ቀጥተኛ ትርጉሙ ይሄ ነው። ቀጣዩን ትውል ምን እያሉት መሰለህየግዛታችሁ ስፋት አይታወቅም። አባቶቻችሁም አልተናገሩም እንደማለት ነው! ደግነቱ ቀጣይ ትውልድ የሚባል ነገር…„

አሁንማ ግልጽ ሆነ! ለምን እንደዚያ እንደተደረገም አውቅነ! ይሄ ብቻ ሳይሆን ይህ በተባለ ማግስት በታሪካዊው ቤተ መፃህፍት የነበሩትን ታሪካዊ ሰነዶች በሙሉ ቦታ ጠበበ በሚል ተልካሻና አስቂኝ ምክንያት ለሲቅ እቃ መጠቅለያነት ይውሉ ዘንድ ጠርገው አወጡና አጫርተው ሸጧቸው። ግራ ገብቶኝ ነበር። ግን ግልፅ ሆነ። ለካስትልቅ የዛፍ ግንድን ሲገዘግዙ ሲገዘግዙ ቆይተው፤ ግዝገዛው ሲያልቅ ግንድስ ብሎ መውደቁ ነው። ገዝጋዡም ስራውን አጠናቆ ላቡን እየጠራረገ እፎይ ብሎ አረፈ። ተገንድሶ የወደቀውን ግንድ ገዝጋዡ ተሸክሞ የመሄድ ግዴታ የለበትም። ለሸክም የተዘጋጁ ሊሎች ሰራተኞች ይኖራሉ። የቀረውን ግፋፎና ቅጠላ ቅጠል የሚጋፋና አካባቢውን የሚያፀዱም ተዘጋጅተዋል፤ ስራው ግን ተጠናቋል!„

በጣም ያሳዝናል! ግዝገዛውን አውቅ ነበር። ይሄኛውን ግን አልሰማሁም፤ አዝናለሁ”

አሁን ነው እንዲያ የሆነው። አንድ ተማሪ አልተቀበሉም። በማግስቱ ግን አዲስ አበባ ዩንቨርሲቲ የቻይንኛን ቋንቋ በመደበኛ ፕሮግራም በዲግሪ መርሀ ግብር ማስተማር ጀመረ። የራሳችንን ትተን ቻይንኛ እየተማርን ነው። ቻይና ደግሞ በተመሳሳይ አማርኛ ቋንቋን ሶስተኛ ቋንቋዋ አድርጋ አገሯ ላይ እያስተማረች ነው። ሌሎች የG20 አገራትም እንደ ቻይና አማርኛንና ግእዝን ሶስተኛ ቋንቁ አድርገው በዲግሪ እያስተማሩ ነው። እስከ ፒ...ዲ ድረስ እያስተማሩ ነው። ይህን ነገር በዜና ሳይ ያው ከልማቱ ጋር በተገናኘ ይሆናል ብዬ አስቤ ነበር። አሁን ነው ጅልነቴ የገባኝ። ለካስ ታዘው ነው። ስለዚህ እኛ የነሱን መማር ጀመርንእውነት ለንግዱ፣ ለልማቱ፣ ለምናምኑ ቻይንኛን መልመድ እዚህ ድረስ አስፈልጎ ነው? ከዚህ ወዲያ ውድቀት አለ? ከዚህ ወዲያ ሴራ አለ? ሌቦች ናቸው! እኛም እልል ብለን እንቀበላቸዋለን!

አንድ ተረት ልናገር፦ ሰሜን ሸዋ አካባቢ አንዲት እብድ ነበረች አሉ። ይቺ ታዋቂ እብድ በአንድ ቅዳሜ ማለዳ ላይ ትነሳና፣ “ዛሬ ገበያ እንዳትሄዱ ቤት ይቃጠላል። ገበያ እንዳትሄዱ ቤት ይቃጠላል። እያለች ስትለፍፍ አረፈደች። የቀዬው ሰዎች ግን፤ “ዛሬ ደግሞ ይቺ እብድ በጠዋት ተነሳባት” እያሉ አሽሟጠጧት። ቀኑ የገባያ ቀን ነውና የእብዷን ልፍለፋ ከምንም ሳይቆጥሩ ልብ ብለውም ሳይሰሙ ጎጆ ቤታቸውን ዘጋግተው ወደ ገበያ ሄዱ። አጅሪት ደግሞ ቀዬው ጭር ማለቱን ስታይ፤ እሳት በችቦ ትለኩስና ያንን ሁሉ ጎጆ ቤት ታቃጥለዋለች። ሁሉንም ቤት አንድዳ ዞር ትላለች። ያገሬው ህዝብ ገበያ ውሉ ሲመጣ መንደሩ እንዳለ ተቃጥሏል። በዚህ ጊዜ ያች እብድ ተመልሳ መጣችና፤ “ነግረናል ቤት ይቃጠላል ብለናል፤ ነግረናል ቤት ይቃጠላል ብለናል” እያለች ትናገር ጀመር። አሁንም ከዚህ ቀደም ጥቂት ኢትዮጵያውያን የኢትዮጵያ ታሪክ እየተዘረፈ ነው፤ ታሪኩም አፈ ታሪክ አይደለም፤ ከ3ሺ ዓመትም ይበልጣል፤ ነጮችንም አትመኑ እያሉ ስድብ ቢጤም እያካተቱ ለመግለፅ ሞክረው ነበር። ይገሬው ጎሳ መሪዎች ግን ፈፈፋውን ልብ አላሉም፤ ወደ ጎን ሊሉት ሞከሩ። አሁን እኔ እነሱን ብሆን ኖሮ እንደዚያች እብድ፤ “ነግረናል ቤት ይቃጠላል ብለናል” እያልኩ በየአደባባዩ እለፍፍ ነበር”

የሚያሳዝን ነው!“

አለም (ዲያብሎስ) “ማየት ማመን ነው” ይለናል | እግዚአብሔር ደግሞ “ማመን ማየት ነው” ብሎ ያስተምረናል

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Rev. Peterson: Black Americans Got Worse Under Barack Obama Than Any Other Time In U.S. History

Posted by addisethiopia on July 7, 2017

Preacher and author Jesse Lee Peterson, who grew up on the Alabama plantation where his ancestors once toiled as slaves, said some black Americans suffer in America today because of the “destruction of the family — not because of “racism” — and that during the eight years of President Barack Obama, life “got worse” for black Americans.

During an interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight, July 3, Peterson said liberals have dominated the policies and lawmaking in many major cities for decades and those policies have failed, especially for minorities. But because liberals have no new ideas, they demonize their opponents.

“Because you cannot control a free people,” Peterson told Carlson. “You can’t control moral people. You have to demoralize them in order to control them.”

“And as I write in my book, “The Antidote: Healing America From the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood,” he said, “not all, not all, not all, but most black Americans are suffering not due to racism but the destruction of the family and the lack of moral character. It’s about that.”

“[I]f we dealt with the family issue and the lack of character, black American lives would change overnight,” said Peterson. “And they [liberals] don’t want that.”

“Look, we gave them a black president,” he said. “We gave them Barack Obama, a black president. Twice. I didn’t vote for him but he is there. And we got it worse.”

“Black Americans got worse under Barack Obama than any other time in the history of America,” said Peterson. “And so, if it was a race issue, why didn’t it get better, we have a black president.”

The racism made us “more divided as result of Barack Obama,” said Peterson, “because he used them [black Americans] for his own personal gain and didn’t care about them.”

Peterson is the president and founder of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny. It is a religious non-profit dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man.” He hosts a daily radio show and a TV show, The Fallen State.

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G20 ’17: Saudi King Rented Out the Entirety Of a Four Seasons Hotel – and Camels will be Flown in to Supply the Delegation with Fresh Camel’s Milk

Posted by addisethiopia on July 5, 2017

My Note: In the mean time, the king of Saudi Barbaria canceled G20 summit trip to Hamburg due to Gulf crisis. On the other note, according to Focus, researchers fear big epidemic because Mers ((MERS-CoV / SARS) infections flicker again. When such a close relationship with camels occurs a Mers infection can be fatal. The virus could trigger a pandemic. Currently, new cases from Saudi Arabia are known. Now, will they allow the Saudis to bring their camels to Hamburg? Kim Jong-un will fly faster than his rockets if all the G20 leaders get infected there. Let’s remember key parts of the September 11 terrorist plot took shape in the beautiful city of Hamburg – and most of the hijackers were from Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Understatement

The title for the most demure delegation will go, as always, to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis have rented out the entirety of Hamburg’s swanky Four Seasons hotel – Trump tried to book himself in and got refused – and that’s only 160 rooms of the 400 in total the delegation will occupy. A hotel ballroom has been repurposed as a suitably spacious living room, and Saudi King Salman ibn Abd al-Aziz will be bringing his own throne and a golden escalator with which to disembark his airplane.

There are also reports that camels will be flown in to supply the delegation with fresh camel’s milk, but Hamburg police say they know nothing about this and the Saudi Arabian embassy denied it. But even without the dromedaries, the Saudis are guaranteed to make a oil-rig-sized splash.

King Salman will, of course, be bringing with him a battery of personal chefs, and the other heads of state might want to consider doing the same. The German Foreign Ministry says that the catering for the summit will particularly emphasize “regional specialties.” Northern Germany, however, isn’t known for its cuisine, with good reason. Local favorites include smoked eel, “pears, beans and bacon,” and “Labskaus,” corned-beef hash with pickled herring and red beets and topped with a fried egg. What isn’t better with a fried egg on top?

The good news for those world leaders who decide they’d rather go out to eat after all, is that G20 participants will be given free passes to use Hamburg’s subway and bus system. So look out for lots of heads of state on public transport.

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Ethiopia Was Colonised

Posted by addisethiopia on July 5, 2017

By Mastewal Taddese Terefe

We kept the imperialists at bay, but it wasn’t enough.

Like many African countries that were colonised by the British, Ethiopia’s educational system strongly privileges the English language. I learnt this first hand going through school in the capital Addis Ababa.

Along with my classmates across the vast country, I was taught in my local language from Grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12). But after that, the language of instruction switched. History, maths, sciences and the rest were now taught in English, while Ethiopia’s official language Amharic became its own separate subject.

Growing up in Ethiopia, fluency in English was considered a mark of progress and elite status. At my school, we were not only encouraged to improve our proficiency, but made to feel our future depended on it. When I was in grade 4, one of my tasks as a class monitor was to note down names of classmates I heard speaking Amharic during English lessons or lunchtime. Our teacher would enforce a 5-cent penalty for every Amharic word that slipped through our lips during lessons.

At the same time, we were proudly educated in Western history and literature. I learnt to take pleasure in reading books in English. I listened to American songs. And I looked to emulate the lives of the people I saw in Hollywood films.

At primary and secondary school, we were taught about Ethiopian history too. But many aspects of the country – from its philosophy to its architecture to its unique methods of mathematics and time-keeping – were neglected. I left school feeling I lacked a coherent understanding of my country’s history. And today, like most of my classmates, I would struggle to write even a short essay in Amharic.

My experience no doubts resonates with many people across Africa, where colonialism elevated European languages and history in the education system while devaluing local languages, methods of instruction, and histories. This is what has spurred vigorous movements across the continent today calling for the academy to be decolonised.

The strange thing though is that Ethiopia was never colonised in the first place.

Native Colonialism

So how did the country’s school system come to be the way it is? According to Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes’ brilliant new book, Native Colonialism: Education and the Economy of Violence Against Traditions in Ethiopia, the answer is that Ethiopia was “self-colonised” and that education played a big part.

In the academic’s extensive study, he sets out to show “how and at what cost western knowledge became hegemonic in Ethiopia”. He suggests that the 1868 British expedition to Abyssinia, which resulted in the British looting massive national treasures and intellectual resources that Emperor Tewodros II had accumulated over time, was a turning point in Ethiopians’ perception of power. Although the Emperor’s defeat in Magdala did not result in the country’s colonisation, it brought about a new, outward-looking consciousness. “This reaction to the European gaze created the desire to acquire European weapons in order to defend the country from Europe,” writes Woldeyes.

Successive rulers maintained a contradictory relationship with Europe – between friendship and enmity – until Emperor Haile Selassie, who ruled up to 1974, initiated a period of radical westernisation post-WW2. In that process, Woldeyes explains, Haile Selassie entrusted certain elites to establish Ethiopia’s modern education system. This group was educated in Western languages and teachings. They embraced European epistemology as a singular, objective basis of knowledge, seeing it as synonymous with “modernity” and naturally superior to the local.

These elites, who Woldeyes refers to as “native colonisers”, introduced a system of education into Ethiopia that mimicked Western educational institutions. Contributions from traditional Ethiopian educators such as elders, religious leaders, and customary experts were squeezed out.

The result is that Ethiopia’s schools came to lack a meaningful connection with the culture and traditions of the communities in which they are located. Instead, they prepare students in the skill of imitation using copied curricula and foreign languages. Schooling today, argues Woldeyes, is as much a process of unlearning local tradition as it is about learning the art of foreign imitation.

This disconnect at the heart of Ethiopian teaching has many negative ramifications. An education that doesn’t speak to students’ lived experience limits their capacity to create, innovate, and deliver solutions to problems in their surrounding world. It leads young Ethiopians to feel alienated from their own culture, lowers self-esteem, and leads to a disoriented sense of identity.

Moreover, without a comprehensive understanding of their country’s history and politics, graduates lack the knowledge and skills to confront the nation’s ongoing problems.

Text Kills, Meaning Heals

In Native Colonialism, Woldeyes does not stop at diagnosing the problem. He goes on to propose remedies – namely that the education system be reconstituted on the foundations of Ethiopia’s “rich legacy of traditional philosophy and wisdom”.

He argues that: “before the rise of western knowledge as the source of scientific truth, one’s political and social status in Ethiopia was justified on the basis of traditional beliefs and practices”. In the tradition of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, he says, education was not a means to an end, but part of “an endless journey” of knowledge-seeking. This quest was grounded in the two core values of wisdom and humility.

Woldeyes argues that we need to put these core values back at the centre of the country’s education, which should reflect indigenous beliefs, knowledges and philosophies. This does not mean foreign ideas should be rejected. Students should be exposed to a variety of teachings. But they should, he says, be disseminated through an Ethiopian frame of reference.

Woldeyes argues that this approach was the norm in Ethiopian education for centuries. Through trade and diplomatic relations, scholarship from as far as Asia and Europe has been making its way to Ethiopia for hundreds of years. But traditionally, scholars did not simply translate these works into local languages.

Instead, they used an Ethiopian interpretative paradigm called Tirguamme “to evaluate the relevance and significance of knowledge”. Woldeyes defines this as “a process that searches for meaning by focusing on the multiplicity, intention, irony and beauty of a given text”. This unique process of inquiry is based on a traditional principle that literally translates as “text kills, but meaning heals”. It is apparent in different Ethiopian cultural practices such as the multi-layered poetic practice of “wax and gold”, allegorical puzzle games, the art of judicial debating, and storytelling.

Woldeyes’s methodology offers a potential framework for reforming the current education system in Ethiopia. It envisions a system of education centred on local priorities and ways of being, whilst also incorporating ideas from around the world.

Decolonising The Academy

Woldeyes’s ground-breaking analysis demonstrates that despite the fact that no colonial power managed to conquer Ethiopia, the country did not escape being colonised in other ways.

Moreover, his study shows that decolonising education across Africa will require an investigation of how indigenous epistemologies were violently discarded. It will also entail a critical study of the modes of scholarship previously side-lined as “traditional”.

Woldeyes’s research suggests that the decolonisation movement cannot be confined to the four walls of elite educational institutions. It must reach out beyond to members of society that were previously closed out, such as traditional leaders, elders, and others.

Emperor Tewodros believed that Ethiopia needed European weapons to defend the country from Europe. Today, we may need native epistemologies to take back the country from native colonisation.

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My Note: If Ethiopians were teaching and using their own numerical methods and mathematical calculation, they would have created computers in the 18th century.

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