Christians in Africa Face Severe Persecution as Islamic State Seeks Resurgence

A special report by G A - OCP News Service - 18/5/21 Africa: Christians in Africa face severe persecution from various radical Islamic terrorist groups. One of the world's most destructive and dangerous terrorist groups ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) might be defeated in the Middle East. However, their affiliates are growing in various ...

Watch Now : Training Orthodox Seminary Students & Clergy to Respond to Domestic Violence

Training Orthodox Seminary Students & Clergy to Respond to Domestic Violence: Current Approaches & Lessons from around the World from Project dldl/ድልድል on Vimeo. Project dldl/ድልድል - 16/5/21 Training Orthodox Seminary Students & Clergy to Respond to Domestic Violence: Current Approaches & Lessons from around the World. The need to teach students in seminaries about marriage, family relations, ...

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Training Orthodox Seminary Students and Clergy to Respond to Domestic Violence

Project dldl/ድልድል - 6/5/21 Training Orthodox Seminary Students and Clergy to Respond to Domestic Violence: Current Approaches & Lessons from around the World. Time: Thursday 13 May at 3:30 pm Ethiopian time.  Please register on Eventbrite. Background: The need to teach students in seminaries about marriage, family relations, gender issues and domestic violence has become recognised in recent decades and is ...

Patriarch Abuna Mathias thanks Patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox Church

Menetasnot Desta – Delegate of Horn of Africa & Head of Ethiopian Affairs – OCP News Service  - 11/4/21 Addis-Ababa-Ethiopia: His Holiness Patriarch Abuna Mathias of Ethiopia thanked His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox church for the prayers and support extended to the Ethiopian Church and her faithful during the time of intense persecution. ...

Alleged Displacement of Orthodox Monks in Ethiopia

E. S. G. OCP News Service - 11/4/21 Addis-Ababa-Ethiopia: Reports are coming out that monks are being displaced from one of the significant hermetic centres in Ethiopia, Waldeba Monastery, due to the ongoing conflict in the region. The exact figures of the displaced have been clearly undisclosed yet. However, the report has become a contesting ground ...

Patriarch Kirill Assure Support for Persecuted Christians in Ethiopia in His Letter to Patriarch Abune Mathias

OCP News Service - 16/3/21 Moscow-Russia: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a letter of сondolences to Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia over the killing of Orthodox Christians in East Wellega Zone, in Oromia Region. In his letter, the Primate of the Russian Church sympathised with the Church of Ethiopia and prayed for the souls ...

The 8th Enthronement Anniversary of Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia

Menetasnot Desta – Delegate of Horn of Africa & Head of Ethiopian Affairs – OCP News Service - 6/3/21 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: His Holiness Abune Mathias celebrated the 8th anniversary of enthronement as the Patriarch of Ethiopia on March 3, 2021. Limited celebrations were held at the Patriarchate Hall with the participation of Prelates and faithful of ...

Ethiopia Investigates Sexual Violence in Tigray

OCP News Service - 05/02/2021 Addis Ababa - Ethiopia: The Ethiopian government has initiated a task force to investigate the allegations of sexual violence in Tigray according to FANA, the Ethiopian Fana Broadcasting Corporate. The announcement was made by Filsan Abdullahi, Minister of Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs (MoWCYA). The task force consists of members ...

Sexual Violence in Tigray: Another War Waged on Women and Girls?

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Special report by Dr Romina Istratii - OCP News Service - 24/01/2021 Sexual Violence in Tigray: Another War Waged on the "Bodies" of Women and Girls? Global: Reports about sexual violence being used in the military offensive in the Tigray region have been emerging on Twitter and other social media for some time now. However, the issue ...

“Christians in Nigeria are Slaughtered Like Animals” – OCP Secretary 

OCP News Service - 4/12/2020 Global: "Christians in Nigeria are slaughtered like animals by radical Islamic terrorist groups like Boko Haram and others." State George Alexander (Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Pan-Orthodox Christian Society. Christians Butchered at ‘Genocide Levels’ in Nigeria and Ethiopia: Urgent Intervention Required – OCP Secretary The Statement on Nigerian Christians Christians in Nigeria face severe ...

‘Ethiopia Inching Towards Grave Humanitarian Crisis’ – OCP Secretary Warns

OCP News Service - 16/11/2020 Global: 'Ethiopia is inching towards a grave humanitarian crisis' stated George Alexander, Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Pan-Orthodox Christian Society. "The recent conflict between TPLF (Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front) and the Federal Government is yet another example of the fragile and dangerous internal situation in the country. It has created a ...

Statement by UK Specialists on Military Confrontation in Ethiopia

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UK Specialists Google Doc - 16/11/2020 First published on Google document. Republished with permission.  As UK-based researchers in Ethiopian Studies and academics or practitioners in related fields, we are deeply shocked and concerned by the ongoing military confrontation between the central government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front that began on 4th November. Appeal on ‘Ethiopian Genocide’ by ...

Archbishop Abune Melketsedek of EOTC Enters Eternal Rest  

Menetasnot Desta - (Delegate of Ethiopia and Chief Administrator of OCP Amharic Service) - OCP News Service - 10/11/2020 +Memory Eternal+ USA: Archbishop Abune Melketsedek of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church entered eternal rest on 6th November 2020 at the age of 97. The late Archbishop served as a Prelate in the US and was one of the ...

OCP Media Interview with Fr Dr Jossi Jacob Featured in Hamer Amharic Orthodox Magazine 

Menetasnot Desta - (Delegate of Ethiopia and Chief Administrator of OCP Amharic Service) - OCP News Service - 10/11/2020 Global: The interview with Fr Dr. Jossi Jacob (Principal of STOTS, Nagpur) on the Ethiopian crisis has been featured in the popular Amharic Orthodox magazine 'Hamer', published by Mahibre Kidusan (MK). Fr Jossi was interviewed by Donn ...

When President Trump Questioned the Slaughter of Christians in Nigeria

OCP News Service - 30/10/2020 US President Donald Trump had a serious encounter on Christian Persecution with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in April 2018 while they met in the White House. “Why are you killing Christians?” asked President Trump and the critical question shocked Buhari, reports Gatestone Institute and Raymond Ibrahim. The incident was admitted ...

Launching Dr Romina Istratii’s Monograph on ‘Adapting Gender and Development to Local Religious Contexts’

Eventbrite - 9/10/2020 Register here Launching Dr Istratii's new monograph Adapting Gender and Development to Local Religious Contexts: A Decolonial Approach in Ethiopia. The Centre of World Christianity at SOAS University of London is pleased to open its 2020-2021 seminar series with a book launch by one of its members. Dr Romina Istratii will present her newly published monograph Adapting Gender and ...

Webinar on Faith, Human Psychology and Domestic Violence: Some Ethnographic Insights

Eventbrite - 4/10/2020 Register for the upcoming webinar on 'Faith, Human Psychology and Domestic Violence: Some ethnographic Insights' by Dr Romina Istratii (SOAS University of London). REGISTER HERE Date And Time Thu, 15 October 2020 15:30 – 17:00 IST Add to Calendar This webinar will explore how do religious beliefs, human psychology and domestic violence intersect? About this Event How do religious beliefs, human ...

Appeal on ‘Ethiopian Genocide’ by George Alexander Featured on Spas Russian Orthodox TV Channel

Spas TV Video In Russian Full-length Video In English OCP News Service - 30/09/2020 Moscow-Russia: The special appeal by Mr George Alexander (Secretary of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) was aired on SPAS TV Channel during the panel discussion titled ‘ETHIOPIA - Persecution of Christians’ which was held on 28th September 2020. The Planned Extermination of Orthodox ...

Christians Butchered at ‘Genocide Levels’ in Nigeria and Ethiopia: Urgent Intervention Required – OCP Secretary

OCP News Service – 11/9/2020 ‘Christians slaughtered, women raped and taken sex slaves, Christian houses destroyed and Churches burned down'. Global: George Alexander, the secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) warns that 'Christians are exterminated at genocide levels in Ethiopia, Africa, and other African states like Burkina Faso. The pathetic situation necessitates urgent intervention from ...

Thirty Second Enthronement Anniversary of Patriarch Abune Merkorios of Ethiopia

OCP News Service - 5/9/2020 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: The 32nd Enthronement Anniversary of His Holiness Abune Merkorios (Co-Patriarch and Catholicos of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church) was held in Addis Ababa with joyous Liturgical celebration. Abune Merkorios was consecrated as the Patriarch and Catholicos of the Ethiopian in 1988. He was ousted by the EPRDF government in 1991 ...

The Planned Extermination of Orthodox Christians and Minorities in Ethiopia

Donn George Varghese (Editor - International Affairs) - OCP News Service – 9/8/2020 Global: A silent world remains merely just another helpless spectator to the ongoing ethnic, political and religious extermination of Orthodox Christianity in Ethiopia. The ongoing tussle in Ethiopia under all unfortunate circumstances is a well crafted and promptly executed genocide. Genocide of Orthodox Christians ...