Tag: Ethiopian Orthodoxy

Engaging the Wisdom of the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwaḥǝdo Church
Church History, Inter-Orthodox Relations

Engaging the Wisdom of the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwaḥǝdo Church

For the last three years, many have seen headlines about the tragic conflicts that have befallen the nation of Ethiopia. Probably fewer have taken the time critically to read about these conflicts (which have been covered well here and here on Public Orthodoxy). Unfortunately, it seems to us that only a very small number of…

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Ethnicity Tears the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church Apart<span class='secondary-title'>Prime Minister Ahmed forced to talk to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church </span>
Public Life, Religion and Conflict

Ethnicity Tears the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church ApartPrime Minister Ahmed forced to talk to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church

by Habtom Yohannes | ελληνικά | Русский What initially seemed an internal conflict between the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church (EtOTC) and an Oromo breakaway synod of 28 bishops, has developed into an open clash between the Ethiopian government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the EtOTC. The current struggle is actually…

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Domestic Violence, Faith, and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church<span class='secondary-title'>16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence</span>
Gender and Sexuality

Domestic Violence, Faith, and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

by Romina Istratii As the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign takes off, it is an opportune time to revisit the role of faith and theology in addressing domestic violence. The relationship between faith/spirituality and domestic violence is not a simple one, but it is definitely one that should be understood with the…

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The Tigray Crisis and the Possibility of an Autocephalous Tigray Orthodox Tewahdo Church
Inter-Orthodox Relations, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Conflict

The Tigray Crisis and the Possibility of an Autocephalous Tigray Orthodox Tewahdo Church

by Habtom Yohannes | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски The ongoing war in Tigray, the cradle of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Christianity, might lead into yet another split of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church (EtOTC), this time into an Amhara-based Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church and a Tigray-based Orthodox Tewahdo Church,…

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The Crisis in Tigray: Orthodox Christians’ Hope and Demise
Religion and Conflict, Uncategorized

The Crisis in Tigray: Orthodox Christians’ Hope and Demise

by Alexandra Sellassie Antohin | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски Since the eruption of hostilities in November 2020 between federal and regional forces in Tigray, Ethiopia’s northern state bordering Eritrea, two major dimensions of the crisis have been at odds with each other. There is the armed conflict and…

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