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Ancient Ethiopian holy city keeps modern life at bay

Ancient Ethiopian holy city keeps modern life at bay

HARAR, Ethiopia ― Hyenas howl and feast on flesh every night outside the ancient walls of Harar ― one of Islam’s holiest cities that is holding out against the pressures of the modern world. But change is coming, and campaigners are working hard to preserve the gated Ethiopian city’s unique history, cultural and religious traditions. Inside […]

A Leap of Faith: 8 Religious Ceremonies from Around the World

For many people religion provides a sense of belonging, a reason to dance and sing or even light a ship on fire.  That’s where these eight festivals come in. Their traditional celebrations create a once-in-a-lifetime event that encourage tourists to join in on the action. Whether you’re captivated by the vibrancy that encompasses these eight […]

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Ethiopia – Culture Smart!: The essential guide to customs & culture

Sarah Howard, a botanical artist and writer, is the author of a guide book on Ethiopia, Culture Smart!, which offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of Ethiopia, providing essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behaviour. Contents include: Land and people; Values and attitudes; Religion and traditions ; Making friends; Ethiopians at home; Time […]

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Ras Tafari: The Majesty and The Movement Exhibition

  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - With the idea of celebrating the ancestors and glorifying their work, there will be an exhibition entitled Ras Tafari; The Majesty and the Movement Exhibition from May 25th to June 25th in Addis Ababa at the National Museum and in Shashemene. This exhibition aspires to contextualize and interpret the contributions of […]

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Pope emphasizes evangelisation in audience with bishops from Ethiopia and Eritrea

In a May 9 address to the bishops of Ethiopia and Eritrea, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of evangelisation. Here is the full address: Dear Brother Bishops, I offer you a warm welcome on the occasion of your Visit ad Limina Apostolorum, as you come on pilgrimage to pray at the tombs of Saints Peter and […]

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A glimpse of Ethiopia at one location

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A glimpse of Ethiopia at one location

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - As a country of diverse cultures and many heritages, Ethiopia is one of the most sought out destinations in Africa for tourists.  This has created an opportunity for the business minded who also have the goal of promoting the country’s colorful cultures.  A new player on the scene is Berhan Ethiopia Cultural […]

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The spirit of a pure Christianity: Exploring Ethiopia’s stunning subterranean churches

When he ventured into the mysterious subterranean churches of Ethiopia, Evgeny Lebedev not only visited one of the world’s architectural marvels, he experienced a humble Orthodox Christianity which shames Russia’s own. I wake up and don’t have a clue where I am. There is barely any light, hardly enough to pierce the curtains. But it’s […]

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Christians in Holy Land re-enact crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday

JERUSALEM –  Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem’s Old City. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the “Way of Suffering.” They are carrying wooden crosses and following […]

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First Israeli-born qes to visit Rhode Island

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First Israeli-born qes to visit Rhode Island

Ethiopian Jewish religious leader excited to learn and teach. Twenty-seven-year-old Qes Efraim Zion-Lawi, the first Israeli-born qes (traditional Ethiopian Jewish religious leader), will visit the Jewish community of R.I. during the last week of March. Before heading to R.I., Qes Efraim will attend the Ethiopian Jewish Experience Shabbaton, taking place at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Connecticut from March […]

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The Adwa victory by the Ethiopian gallant warriors……..

By Haile-Melekot Agizew  Recently the Ancient Ethiopian Patriots Association, AEPA, voted for Lij Daniel Jote Mesfin to replace the former President of the association. Lij Daniel served the association for over seven years in various capacities. He feels that AEPA is strong enough to continue carrying out its mission under the new leadership together with […]

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